Guiseley AFC stall at home to Vauxhall Motors

Steve Kittrick.
Steve Kittrick.
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TEN-MAN Guiseley went down to a shock 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Vauxhall Motors in Blue Square Bet North.

Steve Kittrick’s men, who were looking to bounce back from Saturday’s FA Trophy exit at the hands of Luton Town, had a clear penalty for handball denied in the first minute.

They then fell behind on 15 minutes as Motors striker Odi Onoruo – on loan from Wrexham – produced a clever finish to beat Guiseley keeper Steve Drench.

And nine minutes later, Onoruo doubled Vauxhall’s lead as he latched on to a long ball and rounded Drench to score.

The Lions came out fired up at the start of the second half, as James Walshaw fired over for the hosts and Joe O’Neill hit a post as Guiseley pressed, before Walshaw finally pulled one back with a deflected shot on 65 minutes.

O’Neill and Warren Peyton both hit an upright before Drench saw red for fouling the tricky Anoruo with three minutes to go.

In the Evo-Stik Premier Division, leaders Halifax Town were held to a goalless draw by Worksop at the Shay.

Third-bottom Frickley Athletic went down 2-1 at home to bottom side Retford United following a 90th-minute winner by Niall O’Brien.

The hosts took the lead through Ashley Burbeary’s 12th-minute penalty, before Michael Blythen (67) equalised for the visitors.

Second-bottom Ossett Town look set for the drop after their terrible home form again cost them dear as they crashed 4-0 to relegation rivals Whitby Town for whom Jimmy Beadle scored a hat-trick.

In First Division North, bottom side Ossett Albion also look set for the drop after losing 5-0 at Bamber Bridge.

Garforth Town drew 0-0 at home to Witton Albion, while Harrogate Railway earned a point from their trip to Durham City.

Steve Palfrey (58) equalising five minutes after David Dowson put the hosts in front.

Thackley are through to the final of the West Riding County Cup after beating hosts Goole 4-1, while in the NCE Premier Division, Tadcaster Albion won the top-of-the-table clash with hosts Brighouse Town, 5-1.

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