The Lions who were down to ten men for 71 minutes of Saturday’s fixture with Boston United at York Street came away with a good point after Aaron Martin’s seventh goal of the season.
In a cagey first half both sides struggled to create opportunities but George Cantrill’s challenge in front of the dugouts was deemed worthy of a straight red card by the referee.
It left The Lions with 10 men for 71 minutes on our last league visit to York Street.
Boston were on top after the red card but didn’t manage to open the scoring thanks to excellent defending and a last ditch tackle by Brad Nicholson, George Sykes-Kenworthy also had to be alert to dash out of his area to clear the danger.
Just eight minutes into the second half The Lions were ahead, Nicholson’s deep corner found Martin at the back post who powered in the cross with his head from a couple of yards out.
It was a tidy finish from the striker who is three goals clear at the top of the goal scoring charts in the Vanarama National League North.
The hosts fought back though and got their equaliser from the penalty spot, Sykes-Kenworthy caught Jordan Thewlis with his hand.
The striker stepped up and slammed the ball into the right hand corner just out of reach of the on loan Bradford City stopper.
Chances were rare for both sides following the penalty as The Lions travelled back to West Yorkshire with a hard earned point much to the delight of the travelling 55.
Attendance: 1059, including 55 Guiseley fans.
- George Sykes-Kenworthy (🟨 70′)
- Reiss McNally
- Brad Nicholson
- George Cantrill
- Hamza Bencherif
- Scott Garner
- Kaine Felix (77′ Scrivens)
- Dylan Barkers
- Aaron Martin (⚽ 53′)
- Aram Soleman (🟨 51′)
- Gabriel Johnson (82′ Starcenko)
12. Paul Clayton
14. Aleks Starcenko
15. Kennedy Digie
16. Sam Scrivens
17. Lloyd Allinson