Lions held by Terriers

Despite taking the lead on two occasions through a Phil Marsh brace the Lions had to settle for a draw in their second pre-season game against a Huddersfield Town side containing a mix of first team squad and academy players.

The visitors were first to threaten but Danny Carr fluffed his lines in a one-on-one with Steve Drench who also pulled off a creditable one handed stop from Kallum Higginbotham later on.  Guiseley’s first chance came when Marsh was tackled on the edge of the area but even though grounded he still managed to divert the ball into the patch of Wayne Brooksby who brought a good save from Ian Bennett.

Having set up Brooksby, Marsh went one better on 34 minutes latching on to a poor back header by Liam Ridealgh to deliver a delicate lob over Bennett for the opener. The lead was short lived however as Matty Crooks beat Drench with a header from close in after the ball had looped up from Jameel Ible’s tackle on Carr.

Craig Hobson had a well-directed header saved by Bennett after the break before Marsh was pulled back in the area by Tom Smith and slotted home the resulting spot kick.

Phil Marsh scores his second from the spot
Phil Marsh scores his second from the spot

Jordan Sinnott, son of Altrincham manager Lee, squared matters with nine minutes left with a sweet shot into the far corner from twenty yards out. There was just enough time left for Danny Ellis to make a spectacular clearance from under his own bar to ensure that the Lions got some reward for their efforts against the Terriers.


1-Steve Drench (Giles 60)

2-Andy Holdsworth (Parkinson 75)

3-Rhys Meynell

4- Jake Lawlor (Harris 50)

5- Danny Ellis

6-Jameel Ible (Harrison 65)

7- Wayne Brooksby (Burns 50)

8- Jack Rea (Neill 55)

9- Craig Hobson (Burgess 55)

10-Phil Marsh  34 & 79(p)

11-Gavin Rothery (Johnson 75)

12-Mark Bower

14-Spencer Harris

15- James Burgess

16- Izzy Johnson

17- Michael Burns

18-Jacob Giles

19- Sam Neill

20-Ash Townsend

21- Kyle Harrison

22- Macaulay Parkinson