Battling Lions denied in added time

The crowd of just under 1200 were treated to a six goal thriller on a stormy afternoon at Nethermoor as the Lions overturned a one goal deficit to lead twice during a rip-roaring second half only for Chester to grab a share of the points with a second equalizer deep into added time.

Steve Drench, Adam Lockwood and Anthony Dudley returned to the opening line up and two fragile looking defences presented a host of chances for both sides in the first half – James Hurst spurning Guiseley’s best chance when shooting straight at former Lions keeper Jon Worsnop in a one-on-one – before former Bantam Ross Hannah evaded two challenges to beat Steve Drench from close range just before the break.

The home side tested Worsnop on several occasions on the restart and finally got their reward when an in-swinging corner found the head of Emile Sinclair on 74 minutes, then Will Hatfield pounced to send tie home fans into raptures seven minutes later.

The lead as short-lived however as Kane Richards restored parity on 83 minutes but this end-to-end battle still had two final twists as first Sinclair grabbed his second sweeping home James Hurst low cross at the far post only for Tom Shaw to force the ball home during a goalmouth melee following a set piece.

With only Bromley and Welling registering wins amongst the teams embroiled in the relegation battle the Lions remain three points ahead of Altrincham who occupy the last relegation place.

Reaction from Mark Bower and Will Hatfield to the 3-3 draw with Chester:

 

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