Early Setbacks Leave the Lions Chasing the Game

Guiseley missed out on the chance to put more daylight between themselves and the bottom three as they found themselves two goals down after just eight minutes only t0 stage a second half  recovery that nearly saw them snatch a draw at the death.

Shane Henry nodded home a corner from the right at the near post with just five minutes on the clock and was then hard a large slice of good fortune three minutes later as his second effort of the evening took two wicked deflections to wrong foot Marcus Dewhurst put Spennymoor two up.

Shane Henry (far right) heads home Spennymoor’s first

Shell shocked Guiseley clawed their way back into the game and were rewarded for their efforts on 39 minutes when a long throw caused consternation in the home defence and from the resulting melee Kaine Felix pulled the ball back for Scott Garner to halve the deficit.

Scott Garner halves the deficit

But once again the lack of concentration at the back cost the visitors as Robert Ramshaw was left on his own in the middle of the six yard box to head a third past Dewhurst on the stroke of halftime.

Will Hatfield replaced Dylan Barkers on the restart and was quickly into the action as James Curtis blocked his early effort.

Guiseley gave themselves hope with twenty minutes remaining as Kingsley James was upended 25 yards out and Hatfield rifled in a superbly struck free kick over the wall and into the top corner giving Matthew Gould no chance.

Hatfields free kick leaves Matthew Gould clutching at thin air

Substitute Michael Fowler went close on a couple of occasions as the Lions went in search of a third equaliser which they nearly got in the very last minute as Andy Halls’ pile driver from twenty yards out skimmed the bar.

1 Dewhurst
2 Halls
3 Cantrill
4 Purver (Fowler 62)
5 Langley
6 Garner
7 Felix (Morrison 82)
8 Barkers (Hatfield 45)
9 Odejayi
10 James
11 Moyo

12 Dyche
14 Digie
15 Fowler
16 Hatfield
17 Morrison

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