Ten-man Lions are beaten by Cheltenham

Guiseley's Adam Lockwood, left, was sent off
Guiseley's Adam Lockwood, left, was sent off
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It was a night to forget for Guiseley as they made the long trip down to Cheltenham Town and were defeated 5-0 in the National League last night, writes TOM FEAHENY.

This was always going to be a tough game for the Lions, who were facing an in-form side who look set to be in the play-off places at the very least, come the end of the season.

Cheltenham made the perfect start, taking the lead after just a minute when Jack Munns got the ball past the Guiseley defence and found man of the match Billy Waters who was able to score.

Guiseley were soon 2-0 down when Rob Dickie produced a powerful header to double the hosts’ lead.

The visitors could have got a goal back when Danny Boshell saw his header on target but it was well saved by Town keeper Dillion Phillips.

The keeper then prevented Guiseley’s Adam Boyes from scoring after he hit a powerful effort which looked set to go in.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men just after the break when Adam Lockwood was sent off after he brought down Danny Wright and as the last defender, his red card was inevitable.

And it was soon three with Waters getting his second goal of the night with a powerful finish.

Munns then got on the score-sheet near the end after Waters cut the ball back to him.

And in added time it was five, with James Rowe – who had come on as a substitute – finishing off a miserable evening for Guiseley.

Cheltenham: Phillips, Dickie, Downes, Parslow, McLennan, Pell (Rowe 72), Storer (Hall 72) Munns, Dayton (Barthram 59), Wright, Waters, Unused subs: Lovett, Vaughan.

Guiseley: Drench, Toulson, Parker, Lowe, Lockwood, Lawlor, D Boshell, Boyes (L Dickinson 65), Rothery, Atkinson (Smith 12), Dudley (Marsden 83). Unused subs: Craddock, D Atkinson.

Referee: John Busby (Oxfordshire).

Harrogate Town drew 3-3 at Boston United in Conference North – having led three times – to stay in fourth in the table.

KEY MAN: John Rooney saw his free-kick deflected into the side to give Guiseley the lead in Saturdays 1-1 draw with visiting Dover Athletic.

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