Season Review – October

October started with an historic moment for all connected with Guiseley AFC as Lincoln City and the BT Sports cameras rolled into town for our first ever match shown live on TV.

Matt Rhead’s goal for the visitors was enough to settle the tie but Wayne Brooksby and George Maris did go close for the Lions.

Macclesfield Town visited on a wet Tuesday night with torrential rain pre-match and throughout the first half.

It didn’t bother the Silkmen though as they raced into a two goal lead before half-time and then extended their lead by scoring a third in the second half.

Liam Dickinson saw his late penalty saved by Shwan Jalal to deny the Lions a consolation goal.

Another 3-0 defeat followed the Saturday after as we travelled to league highfliers Forest Green Rovers despite Wayne Brooksby going close early on.

After a good start to the match for Guiseley Elliot Frear fired the hosts into the lead and two goals in the second half ended the contest, first Jon Parkin scored from the penalty spot before Aaron O’Connor’s sublime volley late on.

A midweek trip to Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground was next up, and we took an early lead through Gavin Rothery’s drive after just three minutes but two goals from Dominic Vose saw the hosts go in 2-1 up at half-time.

After a brilliant second half performance Guiseley scored two goals to put them 3-2 up, Liam Dickinson’s back post strike was followed by a sublime counter attacking finish by Adam Boyes.

Late drama followed though as Gavin Rothery was sent off despite making clean contact with the ball and Connor Jennings struck the equaliser after 92 minutes.

A return to Nethermoor followed as Boreham Wood made their first ever visit, George Maris and Jake Lawlor went close in the first half but the score line remained 0-0 at half-time.

Boreham Wood produced a much improved second half performance and took the lead through Clovis Clamdjo’s header, there was more late drama to follow though as Will Hatfield was fouled just inside the area but he managed to get a shot away which trickled into the net.

The referee had already blown for a penalty and had to stand by his decision, Nicky Boshell kept his cool though and scored a vital equaliser from the spot with the last kick of the game.

The focus now turned to the FA Cup with a visit to FC Halifax Town’s The Shay stadium as the Lions looked to make progress on the road to Wembley.

After a poor first half showing the hosts took the lead through Sam Walker and Kingsley James doubled the advantage just before the break.

However Adam Boyes’ second half brace ensured a replay at Nethermoor on the following Tuesday with the victors facing a visit from League 2 Wycombe Wanderers in the next round.

Sam Walker scored the first goal for The Shaymen but the Lions fought back and Adam Boyes scored his third goal of the tie.

It took extra time to separate the two sides but it was the visitors who went through to the next round courtesy of James Bolton’s deflected strike.

On the final day of the month Welling United made the trip up to Nethermoor Park looking to secure a league double over the Lions after their opening day win.

Anthony Dudley, who had signed the day before on loan from Bury, had other ideas and scored a first half brace to secure a big three points after a difficult month.

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