Hollins Goal Is The Difference As Lions Make It Back-to-Back Home Wins

Guiseley notched up their second successive home win with a late goal from Andy Hollins proving to be the difference in what proved to be a tight game in conditions that were not conducive to good football. Read how they did it in our match report sponsored by BuildADrive.com.

The Lions included striker David Bremang and defender Jason Sraha who joined on loan from Barnsley earlier in the day who lined up alongside Scott McLean who was making his home debut since joining on loan from Spennymoor just over a week ago.

The home side started with the strong wind and rain at their backs playing towards the Railway End and Bremang was first to try his luck, his shot going well over and Thierry Latty-Fairweather and Dominic Tear combined well but couldn’t produce a finish.

With former Lions midfielder Will Hatfield bossing the midfield for the Quakers created several half chances without really they gradually got on top but like Guiseley couldn’t produce the decisive touch and despite Owen Mason pushing a low shot from a free kick that looked destined for the bottom corner, it was goalless at the break.

The home side started the second period as they had the first on the front foot but it was the visitors who went closest, forcing two corners in quick success just before the hour, both of which came to nothing.

Having made a useful debut Bremang made way for Adam Haw on 62 minutes as the Lions looked to provide some fresh impetus up front.

During a period of sustained pressure from the home side Latty-Fairweather got in a header at the far post but in to the side netting and McLean tricked his way to the byeline but over hit his intended cross and there were appeals for hand ball when Prince Ekpolo’s effort hit a visiting defender on the arm, only for the appeals to be waved away by the referee.

Too many times this season the same scenario has been played out but this afternoon would turn out differently and came from from when Guiseley forcing three quick corners, all of which were taken by Dom Tear.

The first two caught in the wind and finished up on the eighteen yard line but the third one was floated on the wind for Hollins to send a powerful header past Tommy Taylor and put the Lions ahead on 86 minutes.

Darlo reacted immediately, forcing their own corner and keeper Taylor went up to add to the numbers only to see the ball cleared off the line twice to give the Lions a deserved victory in what had been an entertaining game by two good footballing sides, especially given the testing conditions in whch it was played.


Attendance: 829

Team: 1. Owen Mason, 2. George Cantrill, 3. Jason Sraha  4. Prince Ekpolo, 14. Andy Hollins  6. Lebrun Mbeka, 7. Scott McLean  (80′ Hutchinson), 8. Ollie Brown, 9.David Bremang (62’ Haw), 10. Dom Tear and 11. Thierry Latty-Fairweather.

Subs: 12. Lewis Hey, 5. Hamza Bencherif, 15. Adam Haw, 16. Regan Hutchinson and 17. Brad Nicholson

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