On Sunday Guiseley Vixens were involved in a top of the table clash with Chorley Ladies who had previously beaten Guiseley earlier in the season.
On this occasion however Guiseley put on their best performance for many weeks to record a 2-1 victory which in truth was more comfortable than the scoreline suggests.
Guiseley started the game at high tempo and moved the ball around the pitch extremely well.
Chances were created by Guiseley but a combination of some wayward finishing, good goalkeeping by the Chorley keeper and the goalpost keeping out a Becky Kendell drive meant that at half-time the game was scoreless.
It was clear that Guiseley were making Chorley work unbelievably hard to maintain parity and that if Guiseley continued to dominate and move the ball quickly then it would be very difficult for Chorley to hold out.
After 55 minutes Katie Welham stepped out of her normal defensive position and made a surging run forward, finishing with a simple pass to Becky Kendell who fired from 25 yards into the top corner of the goal to give Guiseley the lead.
After 62 minutes Michelle Walsh played an exquisite pass through to Tanya Rich who’s shot on goal was well saved by the goalkeeper but Becky Kendell was on hand to put away the rebound and give a 2-0 lead to Guiseley.
Guiseley continued to dominate and it was something of a surprise when with 5 minutes remaining a slight lack of concentration allowed Chorley to get back into the game with a well taken goal.
Chorley tried to throw players forward in search of an equalising goal but with several of their players nearing exhaustion they were unable to gain any further reward.
On Sunday 02 November Guiseley entertain Peterlee in the FA Women’s Cup in what will no doubt be a difficult fixture against a team which is always competitive (KO 13.00).
Team: D Maslin, L Hunt, E Speer, K Welham, S Hobson, M Walsh, N Bates, A Beresford, B Kendell, T Rich, C Hulme. Unused substitutes E Maguire, L Whitton