Games between North Ferriby and Guiseley are traditionally close encounters, but this one topped the lot as the teams shared eight goals in a feisty encounter at Church Lane, where both defences were in charitable mood.
The fun began as early as the second minute, when defender Danny Hone and goalkeeper Adam Nicklin left the ball for each other to leave Adam Boyes to slot into an empty net.
Ferriby, however, were level just two minutes later, Liam King taking advantage of a slack back pass to equalise. Striker Tom Denton then put the home side in front on 32 minutes, heading home a free kick at the far post.
The Lions next took advantage of a fragile-looking rearguard when Gavin Rothery’s defence-splitting pass saw Boyes hold off two defenders and shoot past Nicklin to send the sides in all square at the break.
Four minutes after the restart, Denton once again won the aerial battle to head down a free kick which Jason St Juste converted, and when Steven Drench could only parry a shot and Denton netted his second on 53 minutes, United probably thought they had it sewn up. However, they reckoned without a Lions side that never knows when it’s beaten.
First, Danny Lowe latched on to a through ball down the left channel to beat Nicklin from twenty yards out on 57 minutes, and the visitors drew level with four minutes remaining as substitute Oli Johnson headed home Wayne Brooksby’s corner at the near post as Nicklin once again fluffed his lines.
3-Danny Lowe 57
5-Danny Ellis (D Boshell)
8-Andy Holdsworth (C)
9-Adam Boyes 2, 34
10-Nicky Boshell (Forrest)
11-Gavin Rothery (O Johnson)
16-Oli Johnson 86
18- Steve Dickinson