Lions fail to roar in 9-goal thriller

Guiseley’s lethal duo; Kayode Odejayi and Rowan Liburd. Picture Credit score [Will Pickworth]

Guiseley AFC’s winless run at dwelling was prolonged on Saturday as they went down in a 9-goal thriller to Boston United. Regardless of a spirited show and a medical Rowan Liburd hattrick, it was not sufficient for The Lions as they misplaced 5-4, which means that they haven’t gained a house league sport since 13th October; a 2-1 victory over Brackley City.

The Gryphon was again at Nethermoor Park after the festive and New 12 months interval the place Guiseley gained 2, drew Four and misplaced Three which has seen them slip down the desk into a possible relegation battle.

The hosts lined up in a 3-5-2 formation and the competition began quietly however it flew into life after 15 minutes as an Andi Thanoj shot was deflected onto the bar by Will Thornton, with Gavin Allot tapping dwelling the rebound for the guests. Nonetheless, simply three minutes later, after some sensible work from Liburd, holding off three Boston defenders, the ball was laid out large to the ever-reliable Cliff Moyo, who floated an inch-perfect cross to the again publish which Kayode Odejayi powered dwelling to proceed his positive scoring run, netting his fifth aim in his final seven video games.  Two minutes later and scorer turned supplier as an pleasant by way of ball from Odejayi discovered Liburd who calmly slipped the ball previous George Willis to mark a dramatic turnaround. But, the insanity continued, as on 22 minutes, Andy Halls was caught on the incorrect facet of Rollins, who slotted dwelling, earlier than some extra poor defending was on show 5 minutes later as Guiseley didn’t clear, with Lewis Gibbens laying the ball off to Rollins to attain a quick-fire double. Guiseley almost equalised earlier than half-time as Liburd’s shot was parried, with Alex Purver, stretching, agonisingly seeing his shot hit the publish and the hosts went in 3-2 down in a breath-taking first half.

Kayode Odejayi continued his positive goalscoring run. Picture Credit score [Guiseley AFC]The second half started in equally frantic style and The Lions levelled on 47 minutes as a Niall Heaton lengthy throw-in brought about chaos within the Boston field and Purver’s scuffed effort fell to Liburd, who completed effectively.  Guiseley then almost took the lead when Thornton headed narrowly large from a George Cantrill nook. The hosts continued to push for a winner, however Boston appeared a risk on the counter assault and Max Wright compelled Marcus Dewhurst into a superb save within the Guiseley internet. The guests took the lead on 71 minutes as, after a well-worked quick nook, Brad Abbott completed emphatically. Simply 4 minutes later, Boston prolonged their lead when a ball into the field wasn’t handled and Gibbens headed dwelling. Regardless of Guiseley throwing every part at Boston in what turned biblical circumstances within the torrential rain, Liburd’s aim in harm time, heading dwelling on the again publish, finishing his first ever profession hattrick within the course of, wasn’t sufficient as Boston held agency.


It wasn’t a superb day for defending at Nethermoor Park. Picture Credit score [Will Pickworth]Poor defending price The Lions who now lie 17th, simply 4 factors above the relegation zone, wanting over their shoulder, moderately than up the league desk, as had been hoped after their memorable cup run!

Guiseley: Dewhurst; Thornton (Clayton 83), Halls, Heaton; Moyo, Purver, Smith (Morrison 78), Hatfield, Cantrill; Odejayi, Liburd

Boston: Willis; Davies, Gibbens, Qualter, Jackson; Wright (Walker 56), Abbott (Harris 86), Thanoj, Wafula; Allott (Wroe 69), Rollins

Attendance: 725

Gryphon Guiseley MOTM – Rowan Liburd

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