Gav: Workington win was deserved

Lions midfielder Gavin Rothery believes his team-mates earned their three points against Workington on Bank Holiday Monday, even if they were made to wait for the breakthrough.

Jake Lawlor’s header seconds from the end ensured Steve Kittrick’s side the three points but overall Rothery felt Guiseley deserved their win.

He told Micky Ruddle: “We had to grind it out in the end so obviously it wasn’t pretty but the boys dug in well and we got the win in the end.

“Especially with what happened to us on Saturday at Colwyn Bay as well, drawing in the last minute, it evened things out.

“They had a couple of breakaways, and we had a few too. Danny (Ellis) had one cleared off the line with a few balls going into the box and when Adam (Priestley) came on, he had a couple of decent efforts.

“We could have nicked it earlier, but the boys did well and obviously we got the result in the end and that is the main thing.”

The Lions are now unbeaten in three games, following their defeat in the opening game of the season against Solihull Moors, and Rothery believes confidence is growing.

“I think a lot of the boys are growing into it a bit more now, and it gives you confidence with the win in the last minute,” he continued.

After another play-off defeat last season, Rothery feels the Lions are capable of mounting a promotion push again this campaign – provided they keep the ball on the floor.

“I think we need to pick it up to be fair and get back to playing how we used to and get passing the ball again,” said the former Leeds United man.

“I think we are going a bit too long sometimes and it’s getting cut out.

“If we pass the ball like we can do, we will murder teams but it’s just getting into that habit again.

“If we look after ourselves, we can beat anyone in this league, we just have to do the business really and put the performances in.”

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