Guiseley put Saturday’s disappointing display behind them with Adam Boyes’s brace clinching a welcome three points in the return fixture against Hyde at Nethermoor this evening.
With Danny Hall out injured, Liam Dickinson moved back to partner Danny Ellis in central defence as Alex Johnson took his place up front and Nicky Boshell came in for brother Danny in midfield.
The visitors showed some nice touches as they had the lion’s share of first-half possession, but the nearest they came to converting was when Ben Holmes’s shot hit the angle of post and bar.
Pushing forward, they inevitably left gaps at the back which Wayne Brooksby exploited in ruthless fashion. As the Lions broke quickly, his pass bisected the opposing centre backs for Adam Boyes to run on to and fire into the far corner on 41 minutes.
Holmes hit the bar with a header early in the second half but the Lions put the game beyond the youthful visitors when Jake Lawlor headed down Andy Holdsworth’s free kick for Boyes to rifle past Ed Wilzynski on 54 minutes.
Alex Johnson was unlucky not to increase the home side’s lead shortly afterwards as his shot bounced off the bar with Wilzynski beaten.
7-Wayne Brooksby (Porritt, 87)
10-Alex Johnson (Hendrie, 72)