Lions edge past young Tykes

Guiseley came from behind against a young Barnsley side managed by former Nethermoor favourite Vince Brockie on Friday at Oakwell to win their third straight pre-season friendly.

The hosts began well, keeping the ball and frustrating the Lions’ frontline but Phil Marsh should have put Guiseley up after 24 minutes.

Craig Hobson dispossessed a Barnsley defender and expertly dinked a cross into Marsh, who could only fire wide.

Hobson then had the ball in the net before Barnsley went ahead. Jameel Ible played a poor backpass to Steven Drench who was rushed into a bad clearance, finding Brad Abbott who stroked the ball home.

The second half saw Steve Kittrick make a number of changes, including the introduction of most recent signings James Burgess and Adam Priestley.

The introduction of Jake Lawlor immediately on the restart and the introduction of Zack Dale some twenty minutes later proved to be fruitful as their two goals in five late minutes ensured the win.

Lawlor got the first after 81 minutes, turning the ball in after a Dale cross was spilled by the home keeper, before Dale got his second goal in two games.

Drench launched one his trademark scissor goal-kicks which beat Dale’s marker before the young winger lobbed the goalkeeper to complete the Lions’ comeback.

Next up for Guiseley is a trip to Wakefield FC on Tuesday night.

Lions: Drench, Holdsworth (Johnson 78), Meynell, Rea (Dale 69 G-84), Ellis (Spencer 66), Ible, Rothery (Burns 58), Spencer (Lawlor 46 G-81), Hobson (Priestley 58), Marsh (Burgess 58), Moke (Brooksby 45)

Match photos here


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