Palmer’s Last Gasp Equaliser Secures A Point

Manager Paul Cox restored his ‘starting eleven’ after Saturday’s loss at Tranmere but to no avail as the Lions could only rustle up a last gasp equaliser from Ash Palmer to ensure a share of the spoils against fellow strugglers Chester at Nethermoor this afternoon.

Palmer equalised in the third minute of added time after an almighty goalmouth scramble to secure a point against a team that Guiseley had beaten 2-0 just under a week ago.

Kingsley James had put Chester in front in the 61st minute after great work from James Akintunde, who held the ball up well before playing his team-mate into the left channel for him to finish with a shot across Jonny Maxted.

Guiseley had their chances, most notably in the first half when Rowan Liburd cracked a shot against the bar after Sam Hornby had closed him down minutes earlier.

Hornby also produced a smart stop from Alex-Ray Harvey’s low shot before Jake Lawlor could get the decisive touch.

Mike Fondop’s ball across the six-yard box just evaded Callum McFadzean on the restart and the visitors had a goal disallowed when Ryan Astles header was denied by an offside flag.

James Roberts unleashed a snap shot that flew narrowly wide before Chester hit the Lions on the counter and James applied the finish.

But, just as though it seemed that Chester would be going home with all three points up popped Palmer to turn the ball home at the death.


1 Maxted

17 Purver

2 Brown

5 Palmer

15 McFadzean

39 Roberts

36 Harvey

28 Lenighan (Fondop 66)

6 Lawlor (Koue Niate 43)

35 Liburd

38 Crookes


19 Odejayi

30 Fondop

33 Koue Niate

37 Hughes

41 Sheppard

Paul Cox post match:

James Roberts thoughts: