Eight Successive Wins For The Academy

The Young Lions faced north-east rivals Gateshead FC for the second time in seven days at Nethermoor on Wednesday.

Gateshead were looking for revenge for their defeat by Guiseley the previous week whilst the Guiseley youngsters wanted to make it eight league wins in a row.

The game started evenly and both teams looked dangerous. Gateshead had a great chance to break the deadlock but an excellent Schmeical-like save from Fletcher Paley kept it level.

The deadlock was broken when Guiseley captain for the day Louis Squires rose at the front post to head home from a corner.

At this point the Young Lions could consider themselves lucky to be in front and they made the most of the Gateshead’s failure to take their chances by scoring another through Scott Smith, making a rare appearance for the Under-19s.

On the stroke of half-time Albert Ibrahimi showed real desire to press the Heed ‘keeper, dispossessed him and coolly slotted the ball past him into the empty net to make it 3-0 at the break.

In the second-half Guiseley came out with more purpose and controlled the next 45 minutes.

All five subs were used and the players who entered the field looked sharp and positive.

A fourth goal for Guiseley was scored by Jack Lazenby when he met a pin-point Ibrahimi cross to power his header into the net.

To conclude the scoring subs Kelvin Owusu and Lewis Waddington linked well and Owusu met Waddington’s cross to make five and seal an excellent win.

The Guiseley youngsters move to face a clash with FC United of Manchester next Wednesday as they look to keep their 100 per cent league record intact.