On Sunday Guiseley AFC Vixens registered their 5th consecutive victory to maintain the pressure on league leaders Liverpool Feds.
In the first home fixture of this calendar year Guiseley entertained Mossley Hill who came determined to gain some revenge for a narrow defeat by Guiseley at the fixture at Mossley Hill only a few weeks ago.
Guiseley made the worst possible start when poor marking from a corner allowed Mossley forward Kaisha Sohl to head home and open the scoring in the 9th minute.
Mossley Hill visibly took confidence from the goal but gradually Guiseley started to take control of the game and an exquisite defence splitting pass from Aimi Beresford allowed Caroline Hulme to finish expertly and bring the scores level in the 32nd minute.
Guiseley continued to exploit space behind the Mossley Hill defence and in the 41st minute Becky Kendell raced away and scored confidently to give Guiseley a 2-1 half-time lead.
Guiseley continued the second half in the same positive manner and another intelligent pass from Aimi Beresford found Kerrie Zserdicky in space and from just inside the penalty area she drilled an unstoppable shot into the top corner of the goal to extend Guiseley’s lead to 3-1.
Any thoughts that Mossley Hill might be disheartened were quickly dispelled as they responded excellently and reduced the lead to 3-2 with a close range goal after Guiseley goalkeeper Danni Maslin parried a goal-bound shot with 10 minutes remaining.
During the final 10 minutes Mossley Hill threw everything at Guiseley and during added time they were cruelly denied an equalizing goal when both Tanya Rich and Lou Hunt made last ditch tackles followed by Danni Maslin making an outstanding save which allowed Guiseley to claim all 3 points.
Once again this game could have gone either way and it would be fair to say that both teams are very evenly matched.
Team: D Maslin, L Hunt, K Zserdicky (M Georgiou), K Welham, L Whitton, E Maguire (C Blythe), E White, A Beresford, B Kendell, T Rich, C Hulme. Unused substitute: N Bates