Lowe pleased with narrow victory

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Centre-half Danny Lowe praised his Guiseley team-mates after Saturday’s hard-fought  1-0 win over Leamington at Nethermoor in the Vanarama Conference North.

The Lions were able to hold off the visitors’ threat and ensured a return to winning ways when Gavin Rothery turned home Andy Holdsworth’s cross early in the second half.

With a number of important clashes coming up including a festive double-header with Harrogate Town as well as the visit of Fylde, Lowe told Tom Feaheny that Guiseley will go into Christmas in good spirits.

“It’s a good three points for us, they made it difficult for us but we didn’t get frustrated – we just couldn’t get that goal in the first half. If we had gone in 3-0 up at half-time they couldn’t have complained so it’s good we won,” he said.

“Andy did really well today,  although he won’t shut up about the free-kick he nearly scored, and Gav’s scored a nice goal to win us the game – our attacking players created chances, we just couldn’t take them.

“Christmas is a busy time of football for us, we’ve got to look after ourselves and not eat too much pudding, but we feel we need to get nine points from nine over this period.

“Every game is important and we can’t afford any slip-ups. We’ll show as much respect to the teams at the top as we do to those who are struggling because we know how important every game is for us.”

While some games in the area have fallen victim to the weather of late, Lowe reserved special praise for the Nethermoor surface.

“I think the pitch is holding up well and it’s good to play on,” he added.

“It’s great that in this time of year we can still play our passing style on the pitch.”

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