Lions thwarted by Gloucester

Guiseley let a one-goal lead slip as they went down 2-1 to mid-table Gloucester City, losing vital
points in their chase for promotion.

The sides played out a goalless first half with the two defences miserly in their approach to the
game. Chris Senior provided the only real sight of goal, his effort blocked by the unfortunate face of

Gloucester defender Matt Coupe.

The second period was much brighter in attack and the Lions got off to a flying start, Senior bombing
down the wing before firing across to the onrushing James Walshaw, who slid the ball past
Lewis Carey in goal.

Gloucester sparked into life needing to chase the match and responded immediately, substitute and
debutant Theo Lewis netting the equaliser, heading in a free-kick on 53 minutes. In the lead up to
the goal, Gloucester player Jack Harris suffered a neck injury and just like the previous week against
Gainsborough the match was brought to a lengthy halt. Harris was able to walk off, albeit gingerly,
after 15 minutes.

The lively Lewis was clearly on to impress, heavily involved in the winning goal for the hosts as he
powered a header against the underside of Steve Drench’s crossbar. The rebound fell perfectly to
striker Darren Edwards, who dug the ball out of his feet and poked home the winning goal.

Guiseley pushed to grab the equaliser but the hosts stood tall and denied the visitors a share of the
spoils, leaving the Lions to dwell on a long trip back home.

Guiseley face Solihull Moors at Nethermoor tomorrow evening with a 7:45 kick-off, looking to return
to winning ways in their quest for promotion.

By Jake Harvey

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