Rhys hails defensive showing

Rhys Meynell praised his team-mates’ defensive qualities after Saturday’s hard-fought 1-0 win over Boston United.

Danny Forrest’s first-half goal proved to be enough for the Lions, who moved tenth in the Skrill North with the result, although the hosts were under large periods of pressure from the visitors in the second half at Nethermoor.

Rhys was delighted with the way his team-mates were able to keep Boston at bay, with Adam Lockwood and Danny Hall in particular impressing the former Stalybridge Celtic man.

“The first half was totally different from the second, because during the opening 45 minutes we dominated, but the second half we had to defend and we did so well,” he told Tom Feaheny.

“Locky (Lockwood) and Danny Hall made some big challenges and were able to head away any danger, and that’s what centre-halves are meant to do so they did their job and we did well overall.”

Mark Bower’s men could move eighth with a win over Bradford Park Avenue at the Horsfall Stadium on Monday, as the Lions look to make it eight league games unbeaten.

Rhys says the squad are eager to keep climbing the table by taking all three points against Avenue before the sides meet again in the FA Trophy at Nethermoor on Saturday.

“Our league position does not do us justice, because we know we can and we have beaten teams who are ahead of us,” he added.

“So the aim is to continue winning and move up the table as quickly as possible.

“It’s quite simple, we are aiming to go to Park Avenue and gain all three points. Then on Saturday we are aiming to knock Park Avenue out of the FA Trophy because we know we can beat them twice.”

Travel to Monday’s game at the Horsfall Stadium is still available with the Guiseley AFC Supporters’ Club

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