Academy Start League Campaign With A Win


In their first league game of the season Guiseley Academy took the points in a tight game with visitors York City at Woodhouse Grove School.

Guiseley clinched the 1-0 win with an 81st minute penalty from Lewis Hey with skipper Ollie Brown then leading the way with a great defensive performance to keep his side ahead.

In the first-half chances were few and far between for either side with Guiseley ‘keeper Hagie Damba generally commanding his area.

A bumpy pitch, which could have done with a cut, made it difficult to play flowing football and it rather became a battle of attrition with no quarter given.

Guiseley gained a fair number of corners but they produced little and both sides made plenty of mistakes.

Defences were largely on top as both sides battled for supremacy but just prior to netting their goal Guiseley had finally begun to impose themselves moving forward with Lewis Hey starting to dominate.

Guiseley always had an outlet in the game through first team squad member Nathan Newall but all the side worked hard.

The Academy’s Under-18 side will entertain FC Halifax Town in the FA Youth Cup at Nethermoor next Wednesday with a 7pm kick-off.

The Guiseley side against York was: Hagie Damba; Josh Calvert, Chuk Moloko,Harrison Leigh, Oli Brown, Lewis Hey, Jake Charles, Josh Stones, Nathan Newall, Raf Ferreira and Haroon Bostan (Ethan Hudson-Parker). Unused subs: Dexter Ball, Jnai Trought, Oliver Reape, Folefac Nkem and Tom Caldicott.