Lions set up Dulwich FA Trophy tie after seeing off Burscough

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Guiseley progressed to the next round of the FA Trophy after narrowly defeating Burscough 3-2, writes Tom Feaheny.

It was a wet night at Nethermoor Park but it was worth it for the hosts, who next face Dulwich Hamlet and are a step closer to Wembley.

This though might not have been the case after the visitors took the lead, with Liam Caddick producing a good finish.

But Guiseley soon equalised, when Nicky Boshell was fouled in the area and former Leeds United midfielder Gavin Rothery was able to grab the equaliser.

The Lions were then able to take the lead when good work by Rothery, led to his cross being turned into his own goal by Burscough Matty Devine.

Just before half-time Tom Craddock made it 3-1 as he took advantage and finished calmly.

But this game was far from over with Burscough playing good football at the start of the second half, with Michael Monaghan heading just wide.

The away side did get a goal back with Liam Rice hitting a curled effort which flew in and made it a nervy end to the game for Guiseley.

But despite the away side pushing forward, they were unable to get the levelling goal which would have sent the game into extra time.

Guiseley will be aiming to use the momentum from this game in their next National League match against Aldershot which takes place on Saturday.

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