Lions prevail – eventually

Guiseley eventually prevailed against a Harrogate side who seemed intent on stopping the Lions playing, a situation that was not helped by the official in the middle seemingly happy to leave the major decisions to his two assistants.

Will Turl gave the visitors the lead just before the break when left unmarked to convert a corner with a well-directed header.

Club captain Simon Ainge

This was after the home side had lost playmaker Danny Boshell to injury on 34 minutes,  but they should have gone ahead moments before Town took the lead when Lee Ellington headed Joe O’Neill’s cross back across the six yard box only for Jason Price to fail to connect with the ball from four yards out.

Price then put in a telling cross that Simon Baldry nearly got on the end of, but it was the latter’s header back into the mix early in the second half that provided the opportunity for Price to grab his first goal for the club by slotting home from close range.

Jason Price scored his first goal for the club tonight

The debutant scorer was replaced by James Walshaw on 64 minutes but the prolific striker got very little change out of full back Andrew Burns or, it has to be said, very little protection from referee Mr England.

Mark Cook did well to keep out O’Neill’s header, saving at the foot of the post, and Steven Drench came to his side’s rescue by denying Chib Chilaka before Simon Ainge drove home a winner from twenty yards that might have taken a slight deflection on 83 minutes.

Simon Ainge
Scored the vital goal that proved to be the winner

Teams

1 – Drench

2 –  Ainge 63

3 – Merris

4 – Toner

5 – Ellis

6 – Wilson

7 – Baldry (Senior 77)

8 – Boshell (Clarke 34)

9 – Price 48 (Walshaw 64)

10 – Ellington

11 – O’Neill

12 – Walshaw

14 – Senior

15 – Burns

16 –Clarke

18 – Giles

Next Up:

3:00 pm
Pre-Season Friendly

Guiseley vs Huddersfield Town