Defeat leaves Guiseley rooted to the bottom

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Guiseley stayed bottom of the National League table after losing to in-form Barrow, 3-0.

The Lions would have been pleased with how they started the match at Holker Street as they kept the confident Cumbrians out, with some good defensive play and created they a few half-chances as well.

But while on Saturday it was the first five minutes of the second half that cost Adam Lockwood’s side, this time it was the last five minutes of the first half as they once again conceded two quickfire goals.

Barrow’s Jordan Williams opened the scoring with a superb effort that flew into the goal leaving Guiseley keeper Dan Atkinson with no chance.

And just before the whistle was blown for the break, Barrow doubled their lead, Bryan Harrison with a header that gave the home side a big advantage.

After 65 minutes it was 3-0 to the hosts when Harrison got his second, this time he scored a penalty after Marcus Williams had been fouled in the area.

The away side showed fight though with Jake Cassidy hitting the post from a tight angle, as they looked to get back into the match.

Danny East then saw a deflected effort go wide, as Guiseley tried to keep their attacking play going but it was all too late and they left with nothing and remain bottom of the table.

Barrow: Dixon, Beeley (Wright 80), Livesey, Harvey, Wilmer-Anderton, Diarra, L Hughes, Yates, Williams (Haworth 75) Bennett, Harrison (Hannah 67). Unused substitutes: Meikle, Anderson.

Guiseley: D Atkinson, Brown, Lowe, Williams (Purver 77), Rankine, Hatfield (Logan 60), Palmer, East, Walton, Atkinson, Cassidy (Preston 69). Unused substitutes: Boyes, Dickinson

Referee: Joe Johnson

Guiseley manager Paul Cox. PIC: courtesy North-Western Evening Mail

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