Lions keep Colwyn at Bay

In a game of few chances, perseverance by James Walshaw and an opportunist strike from Stephen Brogan were enough to give the Lions three more points against a lively Colwyn Bay side.

On a superb late summer’s evening the home side were first to threaten but found the visitors’ defence in a resolute mood, a pattern that was to pervade the ninety minutes. After a fairly even opening, Nicky Boshell fired well over with Guiseley’s first meaningful effort before Josh Wilson brought a good stop from Chris Sanna.

Boshell then chipped the keeper only to see former Premiership player Frank Sinclair get back and clear his lines. Wilson suffered the same fate minutes later, his shot beating the keeper only to find a covering defender.

Boshell pulled up with what looked like a hamstring injury on the stroke of half-time and was replaced by Walshaw, whose persistence in getting the better of Luke Denson on the left proved decisive. On 58 minutes he made his way to the byline and pulled the ball back across the six-yard box, where Wilson applied the finishing touch.

Wayne Brooksby and Wilson made way for Brogan and Chris Mason on 79 minutes, and it was the former who put the result beyond doubt with four minutes left, picking up a loose ball twenty-five yards out and hitting an unstoppable shot into the top corner to maintain the Lions’ 100% start to the season, although they have vacated top spot; newcomers Brackley have scored one more goal courtesy of their 4-1 win at Gloucester.

Team:

  GoalsC/SOSubs
1Steve Drench   
2Jamie Clarke Y 
3Andy McWilliams Y 
4Rhys Meynell   
5Danny Ellis   
6Simon Ainge   
7Wayne Brooksby  Brogan 79
8Andy Holdsworth   
9Josh Wilson58 Mason 79
10Nicky Boshell  Walshaw 45
11Gavin Rothery   
12Mark Bower   
14James Walshaw   
15Stephen Brogan86  
16Conor Branson   
17Chris Mason   

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