Club Chairman Phil Rogerson would like to make the following statement following Saturday’s home match against Braintree Town.
“Having had time to sleep (or not) on the incident on Saturday, myself, Mark and the Club find the situation most regrettable and not in line with the general ethos of Guiseley AFC. Fair play is and always has been at the heart of the club. The decision to continue playing as normal after the goal was taken on the spur of the moment and under extreme pressure, not helped at all by the heated atmosphere.
We were advised by the referee after the the game that the aftermath to the goal would have to be reported to the FA as an exceptional incident. This investigation is ongoing and as such it would be inappropriate to comment further until the outcome is known.”