Young Lions fall just short

With first team priorities focused elsewhere Guiseley fielded a youthful side for tonight’s West Riding County Cup Quarter Final against Farsley Celtic at Throstle Nest.

The home side took the lead after just five minutes when Lewis Nightingale placed a low shot into the far corner past Dan Atkinson.

Richard Marshall should then have doubled Celtic’s lead but put his shot over the bar from close range.

Having survived this close shave the young Lions began to grow into the game and levelled matters through Connor Priestley on 23 minutes after some determined progress by Steven Smith had created the opening.

And when home custodian Graeme McKibbin slipped whilst making a clearance Priestley’s lob was a whisker away from giving the Lions a halftime advantage.

Ten minutes into the second Marshall’s back header restored the home side lead before Steven Smith latched on to a through ball with ten minutes remaining to beat McKibbin and square matters once again.

The lead however only lasted two minutes when substitute and former Guiseley frontman James Walshaw netted after Atkinson had parried Ryan Watson’s shot. Jordan Deacey then added a late goal at the death to put some gloss on the final result.


  1. Dan Atkinson
  2. Miles Foley
  3. Jack Carney
  4. Ben Walker
  5. Josh Snowden
  6. Will Wells
  7. Christian Soda
  8. Scott Smith
  9. Connor Priestley
  10. Stephen Smith
  11. Luke Porritt


  1. Sam Whittingham
  2. George Gomersall
  3. Aaron Fell
  4. Abdou Bojang
  5. Robert Varley
Scott Smith beats Graeme Mckibbin for the second goal
Scott Smith beats Graeme McKibbin for the second goal

Adam Lockwood post match: