Guiseley throw away lead
12:00pm Thursday 1st March 2001
GUISELEY threw away their lead in the derby game with Farsley Celtic on Tuesday night with Celtic netting a last minute equaliser.
Neil Parsley's boys had looked like snatching a rare win after Matt Daly had netted the ball in a frantic goalmouth melee.
In the 74th minute Lee Poole played in a free-kick from the left and substitute Danny Toronczak thought he had opened his Guiseley account. The ball however bounced back off the crossbar to the feet of Phil Denney who then smashed his shot into the post. When the ball came out Matt Daly was there to slot the ball home.
Guiseley should have increased their lead three minutes later when substitute Andy Shuttleworth rattled the post when he had two team mates in the six yard box screaming for the ball.
David Cooke then moved forward and was forced wide before being fouled but the free-kick came to nothing.
Just as Guiseley looked to have secured the points Shields whipped the ball across a crowded goal area for Andy Cygan to force it past James Shutt.
Guiseley had more possession throughout the game but were unable to produce the required finish. Celtic had suffered an early blow when the in form Martin Regan had to limp out of the action in the fifth minute.
He was replaced by former Guiseley player Robbie Whellans.
All three Celtic subs had previously played for Guiseley with Whellans bench mates being Paul Stevenson and Damian Place. Other former Guiseley players in the Celtic side were Wayne Noteman and Richard Hepworth.
In a keenly-fought game Guiseley conceded defeat to a side who had already beaten them twice this season.
The sides cancelled each other out for long periods and chances were few and far between.
The game was fractious and littered with niggly fouls as the sides battled for supremacy.
Ossett took the lead in the 34th minute when Michael Midwood took advantage of some poor defending. A bad clearance was picked up and played thropugh to the midfielder who slotted his shot past James Shutt in the Guiseley goal.
Guiseley levelled with a carbon copy of their goal against Radcliffe Borough the previous Saturday.
A free-kick level with the 18 yard box was delivered to the head of defender Simon Trevitt and he powered his header home.
With little creative play from either side it seemed obvious that the winner would come from a set piece or a defensive mistake and so it proved. Pssett gained a corner in the 65th minute and when the flag kick was curled in Craig Boardman was there to steer his header past Shutt.
l On Saturday Guiseley travel to Lincoln United.
Guiseley Reserves, in their penultimate home game of the season, gained a point when really they should have had all three wrapped up.
After just five minutes they were in the lead when Lee Reilly struck home. Guiseley's young strike force of Kevin Newhouse, Simon Richardson and Reilly had looked sharp but when Newhouse was subbed Guiseley seemed to lose their way somewhat.
Manager Brett Ferriday was intent on subbing some of the younger players for whom this was their fourth game of the week.
Guiseley skipper Ben Thackwray raised the ire of the visiting manager when he tackled his son hard in front of the dugout. The manager leapt up and attempted to head butt the Guiseley midfielder and was promptly shown the red card.
Guiseley seemed to rest on their laurels a little and Northwich hit back to level. Guiseley failed to take advantage when Northwich were reduced to ten men with one of their players picking up two yellow cards in quick succession - the second when he tried to take out 'keeper Nigel Muttick.
Guiseley's other 'keeper John Lamb came on as an outfield player in the second-half and showed his versatility.
Seven of the Guiseley squad on Saturday are current members of the club's Youth side.
l On Saturday the Reserves play their last home game of the season when they entertain Morecambe (3 pm).
A HAT-TRICK from striker Kevin Newhouse earned Guiseley Youth three much needed points against Pontefract Collieries. In an exciting first-half Pontefract struck first after a defensive mix-up.
Simon Richardson hit back for Guiseley to level and Kevin Newhouse then gave the Nethermoor side the lead.
Newhouse completed a well-earned hat-trick by the 70th minute and Guiseley cruised home.
Pontefract did hit the woodwork with a long range shot near the end and the scoreline flattered Guiseley a little after a hard-fought match.