Guiseley 1 Macclesfield 2: Late strike leaves Cox still seeking first win as Lions boss

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Guiseley struggles in the National League continued last night as they were defeated 2-1 by Macclesfield Town thanks to a late Elliott Durrell goal.

After the match Lions boss Paul Cox, still searching for his first win since replacing Adam Lockwood, said: “There was a lack of concentration in both boxes, to concede the goals we did, we will work hard to add to the squad, we knew this game would be tough, we just couldn’t see it out to get that point.”

Cox named two of this week’s new signings in the starting 11, with young Peterborough loanee Lewis Freestone and forward Mike Fondop both starting.

They almost had the ideal impact early on when good work by Fondop led to John Rooney seeing his effort go narrowly wide. Macclesfield though were soon in front, when Scott Wilson’s shot hit the post and fell to Danny Whitaker who had a tap-in and scored.

The game saw chances at a premium in the first-half, until a ball over the top found Fondop who showed pace and power to beat his man then dinked the ball over Shwan Jalal.

With time running out the visitors burst forward and a well worked move was finished off by Durrell, as he curled the ball into the bottom right hand corner.

Guiseley had one last chance that was headed over by Ash Palmer as Macc’ held on.

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