Lions back in business with ‘best effort’ yet

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Guiseley arrested the slide after three defeats in succession as an Oliver Norburn wonder goal and late Anthony Dudley effort set up Saturday’s 2-0 defeat of National League visitors Bromley.

At a windy Nethermoor, Guiseley’s Will Hatfield had the first chance when he broke through on the angle but his attempted pass across goal ultimately found no one.

Bromley’s Moses Emmanuel then started to cause the home side’s defence problems before Guiseley then went close when Norburn hit a deflected effort that hit the post.

But there was no denying Norburn just a minute later as with added time looming he smashed a 30-yarder which flew into the top corner of the goal.

The visitors started the second half well with Reece Prestedge being found in the area but he hit the crossbar with a free header.

After withstanding pressure, Guiseley should have got a second on several occasions late on but Bromley keeper Chris Kettings made five great saves in the space of four minutes, the best one coming from a Danny Lowe effort. Dudley was then able to seal the win late on with a tap-in after Kettings had made another good save with the three points putting Guiseley 16th and leaving Bromley in 12th. Lions boss Mark Bower said: “It is important for us. This was our most complete performance since we gained promotion, from one to eleven we played really well. The first goal was fantastic.”

Guiseley return to action on Saturday with the local derby at FC Halifax Town who moved off the bottom of the division with a 4-2 win at home to sixth-placed Dover Athletic on Saturday.

Shaun Tuton bagged a brace for the Shaymen who also netted through Nicky Wroe and Jordan Burrow.

Harrogate Town exited the FA Trophy after a 1-0 loss to Curzon Ashton at a rain lashed CNG Stadium.

The deciding goal came after only 10 minutes when Jordan Wright fired in from 20 yards after Peter Crook could only block Alex Brown’s initial shot.

Joe Guest went close for the visitors while the arrival of Paul Clayton gave some aerial power to Town whose Dom Knowles shot across goal.

Knowles twice shot at Hakan Burton as Town pressed and a late goalbound shot from Jack Emmett stuck in the mud allowing Curzon to scramble clear.

Fifth-placed Town are back in action tomorrow evening at 11th-placed Stalybridge Celtic in National League North.

Bradford Park Avenue’s FA Trophy clash at Buxton was abandoned at half-time on Saturday with the pitch waterlogged while the scores were still goalless. The teams will try again tomorrow evening.

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OSSETT ALBION moved one point off the First Division North play-offs with a 6-1 defeat of fourth-placed visitors Clitheroe.

The away side were blitzed by four goals in the final 18 minutes with Clitheroe only 2-1 down with 19 minutes to go after home strikes from Dominic Riordan and Connor Brunt.

But the first goal of Rob Bordman’s double set up a strong finish for the hosts with Nicholas Matthews and Luke Porritt also netting to put Albion sixth.

Sefton Gonzales weighed in with Clitheroe’s consolation goal.

Farsley Celtic staged a late flourish at home to Trafford to win 2-0.

Aaron Hardy broke the deadlock with a curling effort two minutes from the end and Aiden Savory added Farsley’s second in injury time.

Brighouse Town’s home game against Radcliffe Borough was abandoned at half-time with the pitch waterlogged and the sides level at 1-1.

Harrogate Railway, meanwhile, led Ossett Town 3-0 at half-time when their game was abandoned.

Railway’s Dan Barrett was sent off in the 20th minute for striking an opponent.

In the Premier, Frickley Athletic and hosts Hyde United fought out a 1-1 draw.

After Ayrton Bevins was brought down by Luke Hornsey, Scott Spencer gave Hyde the lead from the penalty spot just before the half-time break.

But Thomas Davie then equalised for Frickley three minutes into the second half, turning home a cross from Hinsley.

Whitby Town, with former Bradford City defender Lee Bullock in charge as caretaker-manager, enjoyed a 4-1 home romp against fellow strugglers Mickleover Sports.

In First Division South, a Billy Law brace was in vain for Goole AFC as they lost 6-2 at Coalville Town whose Alexander Stroke hit a treble.

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SELBY TOWN heaped more misery on bottom club Lincoln Moorlands Railway with a 14-0 whitewash in Division One.

Luke Anderson and Danny Norton notched four-timers for Selby as the visiting side’s goal difference sunk to minus 90.

The hosts’ Danny Bunch hit a brace, added to by goals from Jordan Cooper, Louis Rowbottom, Jack Binns and a late Brenton Leister penalty.

Hemsworth Miners Welfare moved seven points clear at the top as Danny Critchlow’s hat-trick inspired a 6-0 demolition of visiting Teversal.

Shane Kelsey added a brace with Bill Law also netting with Hemsworth’s plight further aided by AFC Emley’s 5-3 triumph at second-placed AFC Mansfield.

Ashley Flynn’s treble was added to by goals from Alex Hallam and Jordan Corduri to put Emley fourth.

Eccleshill United drew a 5-5 thriller at Hall Road Rangers. Doubles from Adam Turner and Andy Cooper plus a Brett Catley strike made up the away nap hand.

Knaresborough Town also hit a nap hand but without reply in a 5-0 win at home to Rossington Main. A George Eustance double was supported by goals from Ben Clayton and Ben Parkes plus a Joel Freeston penalty.

Yorkshire Amateur enjoyed a 4-2 triumph against visiting Winterton Rangers as Thomas Rose, Craig Heard, Harrison Blakey and Jasaih Donaldson all struck but Glasshoughton Welfare lost 2-1 at Worsbrough Bridge Athletic.

In the Premier, a late George Farr own goal gave Thackley a 4-4 draw at Brigg Town. Craig Bentham, with a brace, and Ben Beckles also notched for the visitors.

Pickering Town also drew 3-3 with visiting Maltby Main thanks to a Ged Dalton double and Lewis Taylor strike but Pontefract Collieries were floored 6-4 by visiting Staveley Miners Welfare.

A Sam Cable double plus goals from Liam Schofield and Aaron Moxam were in vain for the hosts.

Sinmi Oyebanji’s strike failed to save Garforth Town from a 3-1 loss at Armthorpe Welfare while Nostell Miners Welfare were blitzed 6-0 at Rainworth Miners Welfare.

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