Vixens Fall Short At Forest

Guiseley Vixens started the season not as they would have hoped, narrowly losing 1-0 away to Nottingham Forest.

The Vixens traveled with a depleted squad with eleven first team players predominantly out through injury. They did however, give the debuts to eight players who gave a good accord of themselves throughout a heated game.

Guiseley started the game brightly, attacking with intent on many occasions with numerous shots finding themselves on target but missing the finishing touch.

Goalkeeper, Bethan Davies made herself big in the first five minutes saving attacker, Hazzana Parnell’s shot from close distance.

Parnell did manage to squeeze one past Davies minutes later, beating her at the near post after finding herself in space on the edge of the box.

The best chance for Guiseley came on the verge of halftime when Naomi Chadwick turned her marker but her shot narrowly went over the bar.

An early chance in the second-half saw Debs Hastings through on goal but Forest went unpunished, a defender recovered well to put the ball out for a corner.

Guiseley went all out attack in the final ten with Defender Alarna Fuller playing an attacking role and it was her sweetly struck half-volley which was well held by Forest ‘keeper Rebecca Thomas late on in the game.

The Vixens now have a break from league fixtures as they travel to Hull on Tuesday night for an exhibition game. The next league fixture is against Huddersfield Town Ladies with the Vixens playing the game at the Stafflex Arena. 

Glen Preston post-match interview:

Emily Scott post-match interview: