THE FA Trophy Second Round fixtures have been pushed back to December 15, due to the suspension of football below National League level, meaning Guiseley have had a couple of fixtures rearranged.

The Lions have only played five National League North games so far due to Covid-related issues, but the FA Trophy being postponed allows them to squeeze a couple of league games in in quick succession.

They will now host Brackley at Nethermoor on December 5, and will visit Chorley on December 8. The Chorley game had been due to go ahead on November 10.

Their postponed games away to Chester and at home to Kidderminster have also now been rearranged, for January 5 and January 19 respectively.

It is not yet clear whether the Brackley and Kidderminster games will be played in front of fans though, and despite a funding package going some way towards helping teams out at Guiseley's level, it is still a struggle to get by.

In light of this, Lions director Mark Allen has set up a 'Guiseley AFC Matchday Support' page.

On it, he explains: "Our matchday costs are around £800 per home match and we have 12 home matches scheduled between now and March 2021, which is when we're hoping to allow fans back into the ground at the latest.

"Any money raised above covering costs will go towards general upgrades and improvements to the matchday experience.

"Matchdays just aren’t the same without the supporters at Nethermoor, but the team are aware of and appreciate the number of you that have been tuning in to the free YouTube livestream.

"While we are happy to keep the stream free to view on YouTube for our remaining fixtures until spectators are allowed back in, we would encourage anyone to "pay what its worth".

"We are still incurring matchday running costs of around £800 per home game and while we’re still awaiting the details of the government's financial package, we would ideally like to see these covered.

"Any funds raised in excess of this figure will be put towards purchasing upgraded equipment for our excellent Guiseley Radio team, who voluntarily provide match commentary at all games, home and away."

The club are looking to raise £9,600 to cover those dozen home matches, and are already around halfway towards that total.

The link to the matchday support page can be found here: