Having lost by the narrowest of margins at Gateshead the Lions suffered a major setback at the Recreation Ground this afternoon as early leaders Aldershot rattled in six without reply to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

The Shots were quickly out of the blocks with three early attempts on goal before Bobby-Joe Taylor’s 14th minute header was ruled out for offside.

The respite was short-lived however as Matt McClure’s curling drive from 20 yards hit the back of the net on 21 minutes.

Jonny Maxted saved McClure’s header and Guiseley had a goal disallowed for offside but the home side doubled their advantage when Shamir Fenelon’s quick cross was volleyed back into the centre for Callum Reynolds to nod in.

Jim Kellermann then smashed a shot home from James Rowe’s pass and Shamir Fenelon then converted a fourth at the far post.

Aldershot resumed their assault on the restart as Rowe outran two defenders to add a fifth with a low drive from 22 yards. And they completed the rout McClure headed home from three yards out to give the home side three wins out of three.

Adam Lockwood spoke after the heavy defeat and said: “It’s hard we came in and prepared we played a very good Aldershot side, we lost battles all over the pitch, we felt we could get a foot in the game but we didn’t.”

He added: “I’d like to apologise to the Guiseley fans, we have to turn things round and go again.”

“There were areas we changed things but in open play they pulled us apart, it led to tiredness and we just couldn’t recover.”

They next face Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday night with Lockwood expecting a much improved display.

“When you get beat you need a reaction, we are in this game to bounce back, don’t feel sorry for yourself and go again. ”

Team:

1 Maxted

2 Brown

3 Lowe

25 Atkinson

20 Williams

11 Molyneux (McFadzean 78)

23 East

7 Hurst

8 Hatfield

10 Rooney (Odejayi 49)

18 Mulhern (Thompson 62)

Subs:

6 Lawlor

9 Thompson

15 McFadzean

17 Purver

19 Odejayi

Adam Lockwood’s post match interview