Sebine Double Fires Young Lions To Victory

A double from George Sebine, taking his seasonal tally to 11 goals, sealed a further three points in Guiseley Academy’s quest to lift the league title, writes Rachel O’Connor.

In their first of two games in three days Dave Currie’s young charges stuck to their task to set the scene for Friday’s National League Under-19 Alliance North battle with South Shields.

A win from this home game, to be played at Trinity University (1pm) would take Guiseley to the top of the table on goal difference from local rivals Farsley Celtic, who will have played a game more, third place is held by Blyth Spartans.

Guiseley recalled Miguel Valsau for the visit of York City but were without defender Lewin Storton once again. Nevertheless solid performances from centre-backs Freddie Westfall and Sam Walters kept a lid on an at times dangerous York side.

Guiseley had an early chance through Danyaal Khan but he needed to get his shot in earlier.

It was not long though before George Sebine opened the scoring to take his tally into double figures.

Guiseley went close again before York fired a shot wide and then brought a great save out of Callum Bradbury which kept Guiseley ahead.

On 41 minutes Guiseley doubled their lead as Sebine fired home from the right.

Oliwier Grzelak ended the half with a good strike that went just over the bar.

In the second-half York came more into the game but there were some exceptional tackles from Walters to stop them in their tracks.

Khan picked up a rebound to move clear one on one with the ‘keeper but he hit the stopper with his shot.

York had a further chance which Bradbury blocked for a corner before Valsau ended a good run by firing the ball into the arms of the ‘keeper.

Khan was replaced by Robbie Murray and this saw Sebine move into the centre of the attack with Murray out on the right wing.

York, who had been threatening, finally got their goal to pull it back to 2-1. This produced a tense final chapter to the game in which ‘keeper Bradbury made a great catch from a corner to signal that there would be no surrender from this Guiseley side.

Guiseley: Callum Bradbury; Kyle Burrows, Sam Walters, Freddie Westfall, K’Marni Miller; George Sebine, Max Dickinson,Oliwier Grzelak, Jack Mason; Miguel Valsau, Danyaal Khan. Subs: Robbie Murray (for Khan), Marley Spence (for Dickinson), Joe Taylor (for Valsau), Mason Donaldson (for Grzelak).

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