Despite enjoying the greater share of possession, Guiseley found their visitors from Northamptonshire in no mood to give anything away in this evening’s BSN clash at Nethermoor.
Town central defenders Paul Malone and Carl Piergianni were in commanding form, and even when the Lions did get the better of the visitors, keeper Paul Walker was on hand to make three crucial stops in the first half. But after going behind, the Lions’ perseverance eventually paid off when James Walshaw and Josh Wilson grabbed the goals to secure three hard-earned points.
Corby shot stopper Walker began his heroics early on, saving at point-blank range to deny Wilson. Strike partner Walshaw then forced his way down the left channel but shot well over, and Andy Holdsworth was only denied by a last-gasp intervention from Nat Wedderburn.
Holdsworth then produced a touch of class in bringing the ball down with his back to goal, turning and shooting for the bottom corner only to see Walker swoop to his left and tip the effort round the post.
Having survived the onslaught, Corby took the lead on 32 minutes as Sam Ives skipped past Danny Ellis to feed Josh Moreman down the left channel for the striker to produce a fine finish, shooting beyond Steve Drench into the far corner.
Piergianni blocked Wilson’s effort on the resumption and Walshaw spurned a good chance when he put his header the wrong side of the post from eight yards out. Manager Steve Kittrick then switched Walshaw and Brooksby, a change that paid dividends when the former pounced on a loose ball after 63 minutes to grab the equalizer following Holdsworth’s free kick and Wilson’s having yet another shot blocked.
Walshaw then fed Wilson but the striker’s shot was agonisingly wide. However, the ex-Vauxhall Motors man, who has hit a rich vein of form lately, eventually got his reward after Holdsworth’s quick thinking in taking a free kick enabled Aaron Hardy to put a ball across the six-yard box that although parried by Walker fell to Wilson, who applied the finishing touch to wrap up the points.
1 – Steve Drench
2 – Aaron Hardy
3 – Rhys Meynell
4 – Jack Rea
5 – Danny Ellis
6 – Andy Pearson
7 – Wayne Brooksby (Holsgrove, 84)
8 – Andy Holdsworth (Captain)
9 – Josh Wilson (G,79)
10 – James Walshaw (G,63)
11 – Danny Boshell
12 – Kevin Holsgrove
14 – Andy McWilliams
15 – Mark Bower
16 – Zack Dale
18 – Jacob Giles