Lions put through the mill as winning run ends

Guiseley’s 100-per-cent record came to a juddering halt yesterday at the hands of an impressive Chester side.

Steven Drench picked up the man-of-the-match award for Guiseley

The Lions made a number of changes from this season’s regular starting eleven, and right from the off it seemed that Guiseley lacked cohesion as they fell behind within five minutes.

Ben Mills, who tormented the visitors’ defence all afternoon, capitalised on some sloppy play at the back to smash home.

The only period where Guiseley really threatened was to follow, with James Walshaw hitting the post and Stephen Brogan forcing a good save from a free-kick.

On 26 minutes, however, Mills again  proved a thorn in their side, turning and striking an effort with Steven Drench making an uncharacteristic error and fumbling into his own goal.

Many of the Lions’ travelling contingent would have been expecting a second-half fightback but it never materialised, with the hosts solid in defence and dangerous going forward.

Mills wrapped up his hat-trick just after the hour mark following a well-worked header from a free-kick and things got worse on 85 minutes when Iain Howard slotted home after a counter-attack.

An angry Steve Kittrick described the performance from his charges as “spineless” and he will be looking for a reaction next Saturday when we entertain Bishop’s Stortford at Nethermoor.

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