Lions slay the Dragons to earn vital win

Guiseley produced their best performance of the season, just when they needed to, as they beat play-off chasing Wrexham 3-1.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 10:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 10:22 pm
Guiseley's Adam Boyes
Guiseley's Adam Boyes

This was a result and performance which helped the Lions’ quest of staying in the National League and resulted in the players being given a big ovation by the home fans.

Guiseley almost made the perfect start when striker Adam Boyes shot from 25 yards out, the effort curled towards the corner of the goal but Wrexham keeper Rhys Taylor made the save.

This was a sign of things to come as the hosts were soon 1-0 up. Oli Johnson who recently returned from injury worked his way into the area and fired a powerful low strike into the bottom of the goal.

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It was soon 2-0 when Will Hatfield carved open the away side’s defence and he found Boyes who curled the ball into the goal and sent the home fans wild.

While the Dragons were dangerous on the break, they could not handle Boyes who fired an unstoppable shot from just outside the area into the top left-hand corner to make it 3-0 to Guiseley.

The away side had a good chance when a Mark Carrington cross found Kayden Jackson who got a touch on the ball, but it hit the side netting.

Hatfield fired just wide from outside the area just before the break and although Shaun Newton’s header reduced the deficit, the Lions held on for a precious three points.