Having previously suffered two damaging defeats to Bishop’s Stortford the Lions dispelled any lingering doubts of any repeat this season with a resounding 5-2 win in this afternoon’s game at Woodside Park.
Guiseley got off to the best possible start with Andy Holdsworth latching on to a great through ball from Andy Pearson to give the Lions the lead but they had to wait until the 32nd minute for another when Josh Wilson finished off a quick counter attack.
Six minutes later the home side halved the deficit through Johnson and although the Bishops looked more lively after the break substitute Andy McWilliams scored the Lions’ third on 70 minutes. Wayne Brooksby latched onto a loose ball to beat a posse of defenders and the keeper to notch the fourth and put the result beyond doubt. McWilliams’ free kick set up a simple tap in for Josh Wilson with six minutes remaining and the home side grabbed a late consolation with virtually the last kick of the game.
The win maintains the pressure on leaders Chester who drew 0-0 at Bradford and reduces their lead to thirteen points with the Lions having played three games fewer.