Lions Restore Some Pride

The Lions responded to Saturdays mauling at Aldershot with a gutsy, battling display to hold pre-season promotion favourites Tranmere Rovers to a creditable draw at Nethermoor this evening.

Tranmere had the better of the first half but Guiseley delivered a solid second half defensive performance to ensure a share of the spoils for the second home game of the new campaign.

Following the weekends heavy defeat manager Adam Lockwood brought in Joseph Green in goal and restored Jake Lawlor to the midfield whilst Danny Lowe partnered Robert Atkinson at the back and Kayode Odejayi made his home league debut up front with Reece Thompson.

Tranmere were first to threaten as Andy Cook put a header on top of the net.

Thompson had a shot blocked by the keeper before Liam Ridehalgh shot way over from a good position for the visitors.

Jack Dunn’s ball sweet all set up Connor Jennings but he slid in and put is shot wide from six yards out.

Green was quickly down to deny the lively Cook on the restart and Thompson head straight at Scott Davies at the other end.

As the visitors piled on the pressure Dunn pulled another good opportunity wide of the far post and Jay Harris found a good position down the right channel but his shot across goal went the same way.

The home side replied with Atkinson putting a header just over from a corner and Alex Purver just delayed his pass too long to set Thompson free on goal.

Attention now switches to Saturday’s home game against  bottom of the table Torquay United who like the Lions are still looking for their first win of the season.


13 Green

20 Williams

25 Atkinson

8 Hatfield

5 Lowe

2 Brown

6 Lawlor

10 Rooney

17 Purver

9 Thompson (Mulhern 90)

19 Odejayi


1 Maxted

5 Palmer

7 Hurst

18 Mulhern

23 East

Adam Lockwood post match interview

Alex Purver spoke to Tom Feaheny after the game