The Academy survived late Macclesfield Town pressure to clinch an important win at Nethermoor with Dave Currie’s side building on their excellent cup win in the league.
The Academy lads started the brighter of the two sides and dominated the 1st half. A number of chances were created and squandered until Redmond Lee calmly slid home a Porritt cross for the Academy to take the lead. Five minutes later a near identical goal was scored with Jacob Brown the provider this time.
Guiseley went in ahead at the break and were comfortable. The management warned of a Macclesfield backlash in the second-half and for the first ten mins they remained in relative control and created some chances. Redmond Lee struck a loose ball from a corner only for Callum Marshall to find himself in the way of the goal bound shot and deny Redmond his hat-trick.
After that setback Macclesfield gained some confidence and spirit and came right back into the match. The Academy lads had taken their feet of the gas and eye off the ball and found themselves under pressure from their opponents. With 15 mins remaining Macclesfield got a deserved goal after poor defending from a corner.
The pressure remained on the hosts for the remainder of the match although no clear-cut opportunities were created it meant for an uncomfortable finish to the game. However, the Academy lads held on to record a 2-1 win and gain a vital 3 points.
Academy manager, Dave Currie said: “In the end we are delighted with the three points but we need to be more ruthless and kill teams off.”
The Young Lions’ next match is on Friday 31st November at Nethermoor against Crewe Alexandra at 11.30am.