Yeltz outclassed by Lions

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There was to be no glory for double hat trick hero Iyseden Christie this time as Halesowen were outclassed 3-0 by a Guiseley side for whom striker Adam Boyes could, with a little more luck, have had a hat trick before the break.

His first two efforts fizzed just past the post while his third cannoned back of the upright and Matthew Sergeant denied him with a superb tip over although strike partner Nicky Boshell was a little more fortunate on 31 minutes as his shot took a heavy deflection off Joel Kettle to wrong-foot Sergeant for the opener.

Shortly after a tremendous goalmouth melee saw Gavin Rothery hit the bar for the Lions, he made no mistake three minutes before the break – shooting under Sergeant after another Boshell effort was deflected into his path.

Halesowen’s appeals when Christie went down in the area on half-time went unanswered although Robert Thompson-Brown should have reduced the arrears on the restart but blazed over with only Steven Drench to beat.

Guiseley finally sealed the victory on 67 minutes when a flowing move was finished off by Wayne Brooksby and the hosts nearly bagged a fourth with Oli Johnson’s delightful back heel letting in Boshell, only for Sergeant to pull off another great save.

Post match interviews: Manager Mark Bower, midfielder Andy Holdsworth and Leeds United loanee Jake Skelton

Entertainment value****

Star man: Nicky Boshell (Guiseley)

Teams – Guiseley: Drench, Toulson, Lowe, Skelton (Marshall 78), Ellis, Lawlor, Brooksby, Holdsworth, Boyes (Johnson 69), Boshell, Rothery (Forrest 69), Subs not used: Lee, Dickinson

Halesowen Town: Sergeant; Green, Charlton, Ford (Tonks 62), Hull, Tilt, Kettle, Thompson-Brown (Turner 62), Christie, Haseley, Lait. Unused Subs: Bragoli, Pearson, Griffiths

Goalscorers- Guiseley: Boshell 31, Rothery 42, Brooksby 67

H/T 2-0

Att: 671

Referee: Scott Oldham

Matthew Sargeant tips Adam Boyes effort over
Matthew Sargeant tips Adam Boyes effort over
Defenders Joel Kettle and Joseph Hull are helpless to stop Wayne Brooksby shot heading for the net
Defenders Joel Kettle and Joseph Hull are helpless to stop Wayne Brooksby shot heading for the net
Matthew Sergeant denies Adam Boyes again
Matthew Sergeant denies Adam Boyes again
Nicky Boshell fires just wide
Nicky Boshell fires just wide