Lions in Snatch Of The Day

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Guiseley maintained their impressive early season form with this victory by the narrowest of margins against a more than useful Curzon Ashton side.

Kaine Felix coming off the bench to grab the vital goal with just five minutes remaining of a tight contest that always looked as though a single goal would settle the outcome.

All eyes on the ball

Curzon included ex-Lion Andy Halls in their starting lineup at right back but it was from the opposite flank from where the home side created their best chance of the first half as Gabriel Johnson’s cross that was met by Lee Shaw with the striker putting his shot just the wrong side of the post.

Johnson crosses for Shaw

Johnson was also just short of getting his head to Brad Nicholson’s teasing cross minutes later.

Meanwhile visitors Curzon created several half chances which either finished up in the crowd or in the hands of George Sykes-Kenworthy.

The second half continued in much the same vein with the Nash looking the more likely to break the deadlock as the game progressed went on Sean Miller and Matthew Regan went close.

Matthew Reagan’s (11) glancing header goes just wide

But it was substitute Felix who got the decisive touch at the far post on 85 minutes after Sam Scrivens slid in only to see his shot hit the upright but when Aram Soleman’s follow up come back off the bar Felix was on hand to apply the finishnig touch at the far post much to the relief of his team mates and the home support.

Sam Scrivens effort comes back off the post
Guiseley players turn away in triumph as the Nash defence looks deflated after Felix nets the winner
Kaine Felix is mobbed by his much relieved team mates

Scrivens then thought he had opened his Guiseley account and doubled the home sides advantage in the process with a smart finish but he was deemed to have been in an offside position.

Attendance: 645

Team:

1 George Sykes-Kenworthy
2 Reiss McNally
3 Brad Nicholson
4 Dylan Barkers
5 Hamza Bencherif
6 Scott Garner
7 Lee Shaw (Sam Scrivens 68)
8 Jamie Spencer
9 Aaron Martin
10 Aram Soleman
11 Gabriel Johnson (Kaine Felix 57)

Subs:

12 Paul Clayton
13 Lloyd Allinson
14 Andrai Jones
15 Kennedy Digie
16 Sam Scrivens