Guiseley’s inability to convert their chances cost them a precious two points against Maidstone United at Nethermoor this afternoon and may have just about sealed their fate as even in the unlikely event that they were to win their remaining six games would not be enough to ensure survival as eleven points, 5 from Solihull, 4 from Woking and (ironicaly) 2 from Maidstone, would put survival beyond the Lions total of 48 points.
Interim Manager Sean St Ledger chose to retain the line-up that grabbed the one-nil away win at Hartlepool on Easter Monday. Luke Coddington made a welcome return on the bench having completed his two-game suspension but John Rooney still has to sit out Tuesday’s home game against Dagenham and Redbridge in order to complete his four-game ban.
Delano Sam-Yorke had Joe Green saving down at his near post early on and Harry Flowers was just unable to direct his header from Kevan Hurst’s corner as the home side replied.
Ross Lafayette should have put United ahead but was denied by a superb sliding tackle from Will Hatfield and then put the rebound he wrong side of the upright.
Ash Palmer came to his sides rescue shortly after as he headed out from under the bar while Hurst tested Lee Worgan twice in quick succession bit both of his shots lacked power.
Following a sweeping move Dayle Southwell found himself with a good opportunity but pulled his effort wide just before the break.
In a game of missed chances Blair Turgott was next to head over the angle from a good position while Sam-Yorke and Lafayette both hit the bar for the visitors.
7 Hurst (Roberts 60)
15 McFadzean (Liburd 70)