Lions Dig In To Record Third Succesive Win Of The Festive Period

Guiseley overcame the odds at The Citadel to clinch a festive double over Farsley and third win on the spin with Chris Sang’s second goal in three games giving them a maximum return over the holiday period.

The Lions had to dig in to secure the double of Farsley Celtic in the first derbies between the sides since the 2005/06 season.

Marcus Dewhurst pulled off two key saves, one in each half from Will Hayhurst and Tom Allan, whilst the visitors best chance of the first period saw Kaine Felix win a tussle with Allan on the left flank and pick out George Cantrill but the midfielder dragged his effort millimetres wide.

The home side’s appeal for a spot kick after Andrai Jones handled the ball went unanswered as the free kick was awarded just outside the box and the resulting effort sailed wide.

The decisive moment of the game on 67 minutes came from Brad Nicholson’s long throw that was launched into the box where Allan, under pressure on the edge of the six yard box, glanced his attempted clearance towards his own net for what looked like an own goal before Sang nipped in at the far post to make doubly sure.

The Celts should have squared matters through Nathan Cartman but the striker, standing six yards out and level with the near post, put his header wide when it looked easier to score.

Former Lion Dave Syers forced Dewhurst to tip over late on and Jack Higgins went close but The Lions held out for a third win on the trot that moves them up to eighth position just one place outside the play-offs.

Attendance: 1010

Team:

  1. Marcus Dewhurst
  2. Reiss McNally
  3. Brad Nicholson
  4. Andrai Jones
  5. Hamza Bencherif
  6. Kennedy Digie
  7. Kaine Felix (Lee Shaw 88)
  8. George Cantrill
  9. Chris Sang
  10. Aram Soleman
  11. Gabriel Johnson

Subs:

  1. Scott Smith
    14. Dylan Barkers
    15. Lee Shaw
    16. Paul Clayton
    17. Nathan Newall

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