Players disappointed with Barrow draw

There were mixed feelings in the dressing room after the Lions allowed Barrow back into the game to grab a draw, despite the hosts’ excellent performance.

Captain Mark Bower told Tom Feaheny after the game that he was “really disappointed” to only come away with a draw.


“We’ve pretty much dominated from start to finish with a little spell from them in-between, we created loads of chances they’ve barely created one and the equalising goal, well, we gave them that.

“We are disappointed but pleased with the performance and we go into the replay with confidence as we’ve got a chance of progressing still.”

Explaining Barrow’s second goal, Bower said that there was a degree of luck that could be credited to it.

“The ball has taken off on the wind a little bit, surprisingly, so I tried to head it back to Drenchy and a bit unluckily the ball has fallen perfectly in-between him and Danny and their lad’s put it in.”

“We are not having much luck lately, people are scoring weird goals against us, deflected goals we are having goals disallowed, hopefully that will turn if we keep playing the way we are playing.”

Guiseley are now in the pot for the Second Round and Bower said his eyes were firmly on overcoming their Cumbrian opposition up at Holker Street a week on Tuesday.

“To have a big club at home would give us a good incentive going up to Barrow in the replay, but we can’t think about who we may be
playing because we’ve got a replay first and it’s going to be difficult going up there on a Tuesday night.

“However, I am sure after today we have the quality to go up there and get a result.”

James Walshaw, who came on as a second-half substitute, echoed his captain’s thoughts of disappointment.

“Obviously I am disappointed because at 2-0 we outplayed them for large parts of the game and we should have
been more professional about letting them back into it”

Wally also said he was concentrating solely on getting past Barrow in the current round as well.

“To be honest I wouldn’t be bothered about anyone (we get in the next round), I know it’s a cliché but we’ve got to focus
on looking at Barrow in the replay next week so I’m going to try distance myself away from the next round
really.”