Young Lions Hit Boston For Four

Guiseley Academy recorded an excellent 4-2 win over a strong visiting Boston United side in a National League Under-19 Alliance North game on Wednesday afternoon, writes Rachel O’Connor.

Guiseley did just what they had to by hitting their visitors hard before they had time to settle following their long journey from Lincolnshire.

The game, played at Trinity University, Horsforth, saw Guiseley take a 16th minute lead via a great finish from Danyaal Khan, his fifth of the season.

This came after some excellent pressing by Guiseley in which Jack Mason had a low shot on target but Boston ‘keeper Jack Lovelace made an easy save.

Khan then fired at the ‘keeper before a good ball forward for Boston saw Guiseley ‘keeper Callum Bradbury make two excellent successive stops.

Bradbury was dominant in the Guiseley goal and he made a further good catch from a Boston free-kick.

In the 32nd minute Guiseley increased their lead with Miguel Valsau’s fifth strike of the season, this time coming from the edge of the area.

The Boston ‘keeper then made a good save from Tom Ingham as the first-half came to a close but he injured his back in the process and failed to come out for the second-half.

His replacement was soon in action as Khan worked his way across the penalty area, turned and took a shot when he perhaps had a colleague better placed.

Defender Lewin Storton was up in attack and just failed to get his toe to an excellent cross from Mason.

The latter however was on hand to show great determination and force the ball home for 3-0 after picking up the rebound off the ‘keeper following Khan’s shot.

In a flurry of arms and legs Mason battled hard to ensure that the ball went in in the 51st minute.

Boston were not done though and they were in the ascendancy when they made an excellent break as Guiseley failed to get back and help Burrows, who was under pressure from his man.

The Boston player went on to drill the ball home with his left foot gjving a glimpse of how dangerous they could be.

Mason tried a run and shot hoping to get the ball in at the near post but put it just wide.

Oliwier Grzelak replaced Max Palmer in the 66th minute, his game time probably reduced by the fact he is a regular on the first team bench these days.

Manager Dave Currie started to ring the changes and four minutes later Jake Kilbride replaced Khan as Boston piled on the pressure.

Guiseley, however, took the sting out of things by netting a fourth goal when full-back Kyle Burrows, who had an impressive game, netted after a good build up involving Mason and Valsau.

This was to be Valsau’s last action of the game as he was replaced by Will Sergejeus in the 77th minute.

Boston produced one last riposte when their man was left free to swivel and fire home inside Bradbury’s left hand post for a final score of 4-2 to the Young Lions.

Guiseley: Callum Bradbury; Kyle Burrows, Lewin Storton, Ricardo Grey, K’marni Miller; Tom Ingham, Sam Walters, Max Palmer (Oliwier Grzelak 66), Jack Mason; Danyaal Khan (Jake Kilbride 70), Miguel Valsau (Will Sergejeus 77).

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