Vixens Defeated at Home For First Time

Guiseley Vixens suffered their first home loss of the season at the hands of league toppers, Middlesbrough Ladies.

Despite dominating for large portions of the game, the Vixens were unable to capitalise on their chances, falling short in the final third.

The scoring was opened early doors when Ellie Dobson got her head on the end of a loose ball in the box from misdirected clearance from a corner.

Undeterred though, Guiseley pushed forwards and fifteen minutes reaped their reward. They played it out from goalkeeper to attacker perfectly, where Fiona Worts slid it onto her left and hammered it home out the reach of Laura Wareham.

Throughout the half, Nikki Berko and Worts linked up well on numerous occasions forcing captain Wareham to produce some fantastic saves to deny the Vixens going ahead.

Captain Alarna Fuller pulled off some vital goal-line clearances with the pick of the bunch coming on the verge of half-time to make sure the two sides went in level at the break.

Guiseley carried on attacking with intent early in the second-half. ‘Keeper Beth Seasman was called upon when she pulled off two fantastic saves from close range to deny ‘Boro the lead.

They did, however, pull ahead, getting two goals in quick succession, Holly Manders, and Emily Scarr getting them respectively.

Manders again got herself of the scoresheet minutes later. She found herself in space on the edge of the box and shot, finding the top corner well.

Sophie Hawkins came on for the last ten minutes and made an instant impact on her debut for the first team. Her fresh ran onto the end of a through ball but her shot curled just the wrong side of the post.

Millie Bell topped off the misery three minutes from time. Her chip caught Seasman off guard and sent the traveling side home, happy.

Photo: Alex Daniel