It is now 10 games into the National League season and struggling Guiseley are still without a win after losing 2-0 to Chester last night and finishing the game with nine men, writes TOM Feaheny.
It is now 10 games into the National League season and struggling Guiseley are still without a win after losing 2-0 to Chester last night and finishing the game with nine men.
The home side nearly took the lead when Elliott Durrell was found on their first attack, but his effort was parried away by Jonny Maxted.
But it was Ryan Lloyd who came closest for Chester in the first half when his effort struck the bar, the follow-up saw Kane Richards hit his attempt straight at the keeper.
Guiseley withheld some pressure and then created chances of their own when Jordan Preston found Will Hatfield but his attempt was saved by ex-Guiseley stopper Jon Worsnop. The scores may have been level at half-time but that was not the case for long in the second, when Richards produced a smart chip over the keeper to give Chester the lead.
It was soon 2-0 to the home side when captain Tom Shaw scored from the spot after a foul had been given in the area.
To make matters worse, Guiseley ended the game with 10 men after Luke Porritt picked up an injury and could not continue and with all three substitutes used they were a man down.
And then they were reduced to nine when former Leeds United midfielder Will Hatfield was sent off for a second bookable offence.