Lions have to settle for a draw

With the Heed and Lions first and second in the current form table prior to kick off a draw looked odds on but having withstood some intense Gateshead pressure at the beginning of each half Guiseley were perhaps disappointed not to be taking all three points back down the A1.

Danny Lowe and Jake Lawlor, who were both returning from suspension, were in the starting line up replacing Elliot Green and John Rooney respectively who picked up injuries in Saturday’s draw at Boreham Wood.

Jordan Burrow was first to try his luck for the home side firing just over the angle from 18 yards out in a lively opening quarter of an hour.

James Montgomery in the home goal then presented Jake Cassidy with a potential gift as his attempted clearance fell to the striker who was unable to control the ball and the chance was lost.

However, the visitors were soon on the front foot as Jake Lawlor converted Kevan Hurst’s cross at the far post on fifteen minutes.

Liam Hogan’s timely block denied Jordan Preston just before the break and the striker had what looked like valid claims for a penalty turned down as he looked to be impeded by a defender in the box.

Derek Asamoah replaced Hurst on the restart and it was his wayward back pass that set up Wes York to fire a shot into the top corner from the edge of the area on 62 minutes.

And despite both sides going in search of a winner neither could create the vital opening and the game ended all square with both sides maintaining their recent good form with Guiseley now unbeaten in five and Gateshead undefeated in nine.

Adam Lockwood’s thoughts post match:

Team:

26 Maxted

2 Brown

3 Lowe

35 Palmer

7 Hurst (Asamoah 46)

6 Lawlor

8 Hatfield

19 Preston (Rankine 90)

20 Williams

24 Walton

29 Cassidy (Boyes 75)

Subs:

9 Boyes

11 Rankine

16 Wells

32 Logan

34 Asamoah