Lions in quick return to form

Normal service was resumed at Northolme this evening as Guiseley secured a well-deserved victory over a physical Gainsborough side.

Goals from Wayne Brooksby and Gavin Rothery gave them an unassailable lead despite being pegged back by Trinity’s consolation goal deep into injury time.

Fielding a team that showed changes from Saturday, the Lions were quickly into their stride although the home side were first to threaten as Jonathan Williams put his effort just the wrong side of the post under a challenge from Steven Drench.

Rothery fired a shot across Phil Barnes only to see his effort drift wide whilst at the other end Drench pulled off a magnificent save at full length to deny Simon Russell before the visitors took the lead with a sweeping move. The ball eventually found Brooksby who fired an unstoppable shot into the top corner right on the stroke of halftime.

Adam Priestley replaced the injured Craig Hobson five minutes after the restart and despite playing their trademark passing game Guiseley were unable to add to their lead. Rothery went closest with a shot that hit the bar with Barnes rooted to the spot while Michael Potts was unable to get any power behind his header as he followed up.

Trinity had their best spell of the game at this point but never really looked as though they could square matters and the game was put beyond their reach with ten minutes remaining. The Lions were awarded a throw-in on the left that was headed on by substitute James Burgess into the path of Rothery who beat Barnes with a shot low into the corner to seal the victory.

Jake Park pulled one back in the 90th minute but it was too little too late as the visitors completed a comfortable victory to register their first win of the campaign.

Steve Kittrick thoughts on tonight’s win

Images from tonights game including the two goals

Team

1–Drench

2-Rea

3-Meynell

4-Potts

5-Ellis

6-Ible

7-Brooksby  44

8-Holdsworth

9-Hobson (Priestley 50)

10-Marsh (Burgess 77)

11-Rothery  80

12-Burgess

14-Priestley

15-Scott

16-Harrison

17-Montgomery