Four Star Lions Get Their Teeth Into Southport With 4-2 Victory

Guiseley came from behind to grab a deserved three points against Southport at Nethermoor this afternoon that lifted themselves up to 19th place in the table, six points above basement club Blyth. Read how they did it in our match report sponsored by BuildADrive.com.

Goals from Jonathan Wafula, Josh Parsons, Kaine Felix and a late Lebrun Mbeka penalty cancelled out George Newell’s opener and a late consolation from Marcus Carver.

The opening exchanges were fairly even but it looked like the form of recent games was going to be repeated as Port took the lead when a long throw was cleared to Jack Doyle who immediately hit a deep cross for the unmarked Newell  steal in at the far post and head home despite vigorous appeals for offside against Doyle.

However, the home side set about restoring parity and with new loan signing from Chesterfield, Milan Butterfield, pulling the strings in midfield The Lions were level on 19 minutes as the lively Felix chased a seemingly lost cause out on the left and whipped in a telling cross that was glanced home by Wafula’s header from six yards out.

Five minutes into the second half John Lufudu made a telling interception on the edge of the area and the ball fell to Nathan Newall who fed Felix and although his low cross missed Wafula, Parsons was on hand to sweep home the loose ball for Guiseley’s second.

The third came on 79 minutes when Lufudu picked out Felix with an audacious forty yard pass and after bamboozling Jack Bainbridge the Lions striker shot across Hanford into the far corner and put the game beyond the visitors.

By this stage Southport were on the ropes and it was no surprise when a fluid counter attack ended with Challoner bundling Felix over in the area and Mbeka stepped up to send Hanford the wrong way from the resultant spot kick with just a minute of normal time remaining.

With four minutes of added time Southport launched a series of attacks and Carver was on hand to convert Challoner’s pull back from the byline after David Morgan’s quick thinking had found him with a free kick, catching the home defence off guard in the process.

But it the end it was too little, too late from the visitors as The Lions recorded their first win at home in the league since the opening day victory over Blyth Spartan’s.

Russ O’Neill’s post match thoughts:

Team:

1-Brad Wade

2-John Lufudu

3-George Cantrill

4-Andrai Jones

5-Hamza Bencherif

6-Lebrun Mbeka (Okafor 90′)

7-Kaine Felix

8-Milan Butterfield

9-Jonathan Wafula (Nicholson 80′)

10-Josh Parsons (Johnson 60′)

11-Nathan Newall

Subs:

12-Chukwudalu Molokwu

14-Gabriel Johnson

15-Brad Nicholson

16-Miracle Okafor

17-Adam Haw

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