Guiseley came from a goal behind to snatch all three points at The Northolme today, two second-half goals in four minutes seeing them grab the win.
In truth, Gainsborough can probably feel a little hard done by, but Guiseley boss Steve Kittrick was delighted to see his two second-half substitutes, Kevin Holsgrove and Sebastien Carole, turn the game on its head after what had been a dismal first 45 minutes.
The home side were quick out of the blocks and never let up until the break, while the visitors struggled to contain them and could muster just the one shot on target in the half, a snap-shot from Doncaster Rovers loanee Paddy Mullen.
Even before Mark Bower turned a wayward shot into his own net on 17 minutes to give Trinity the lead they had a host of chances including a number of corners, Jamie Yates and Terry Hawkridge causing Rhys Meynell and Jack Rea problems while Paul Connor was proving a handful for Bower and Danny Ellis.
The goal did little to spark Guiseley into life, the Lions fortunate to keep the score at 1-0 until half-time when Holsgrove was introduced.
Making his first appearance since suffering an injury against Vauxhall Motors some weeks ago, Holsgrove was quickly into the action and had a great chance to put the Lions ahead, but the big striker saw his effort saved.
The turning point came when Guiseley brought on Carole, who brought a touch of quality to what had been a flat display from the visitors. First he laid the equaliser on a plate for Holsgrove, squaring neatly for a simple tap-in on 72 minutes.
Then, just four minutes later, he slotted home to make it 2-1 and cap off an impressive debut. From then on, Guiseley saw the game out well, although they had Steven Drench to thank in the process, the ‘keeper making a good one-on-one save late on from Trinity substitute Mark Jones.
The win was the fourth in a row for the Lions, and they go into Monday’s game with Workington in good form.
Lions: Drench; Rea, Meynell; Matt Wilson, Ellis, Bower (Captain); Marsh (Carole), Lawlor (Pearson), Josh Wilson, Mullen (Holsgrove), Holdsworth.
Subs not used: McWilliams, Giles.
Star man: Sebastien Carole