Non-League: Four-lorn Guiseley’s home rule shot to pieces

Mark Bower
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guiseley’s proud home record in the National League was brought crashing down to earth with Saturday’s 4-0 loss at home to Aldershot Town at Nethermoor Park.

Buoyed by back-to-back home wins against Altrincham and Kidderminster, the Lions created chances from the off with Wayne Brooksby seeing his looping effort go just over. Tom Craddock was then unable to direct his header on target.

And Aldershot made the Lions pay by taking the lead when former York City striker Richard Brodie worked his way towards goal and produced a clinical finish.

Guiseley were not disheartened by conceding for the first time at home in the National League and started to attack again with both Craddock and Adam Boyes delivering good crosses.

But Aldershot double their lead before half-time when Rhys Browne produced a good strike which was palmed away by Steven Drench to Jim Stevenson who netted.

Aldershot got their third of the game soon after half-time when Cheye Alexander eased past the Guiseley defence and provided a cool finish. And Brodie then capped a miserable day for the hosts when bagging his second late on after evading the Guiseley defence.

Guiseley have dropped to 14th and manager Mark Bower admitted his side were on a learning curve.

“I thought for the first 20 minutes we were good, but we were punished,” he said. “It’s disappointing. There are lessons to be learnt, they were sharper than us.”

Guiseley are back in action next Saturday at home to sixth-placed Gateshead.

FC Halifax Town bagged their first point of the season in dramatic style with a last-gasp 2-2 draw at home to sixth-bottom Bromley. Goals from Moses Emmanuel and Pierre Joseph-Dubois looked to have Bromley in control but the Shaymen netted twice in injury time through Connor Hughes and Jordan Burrow who converted from the penalty spot.

Halifax now sit second-bottom and return to action next Saturday at third-placed Wrexham.

In National North, Harrogate Town had to settle for a goalless draw at home to fellow early high-flyers Tamworth. Substitute Lloyd Kerry hit the crossbar for Town late on against his former side. Fifth-placed Town are back in action next Saturday at tenth-placed Chorley.

Bradford Park Avenue, meanwhile, slipped to a 2-0 loss at seventh-placed Corby Town that left Avenue second bottom.

Kabongo Tshimanga and Spencer got the goals with Avenue back in action when hosting 11th-placed North Ferriby United next Saturday.


ERNEST BOAFO bagged a brilliant hat-trick as Brighouse Town notched their first win of the season through a 3-1 defeat of visiting Harrogate Railway in First Division North.

Sixth-bottom Rail’ looked to be heading for the first three-point haul of the season after Ryan Sharrocks gave them a ninth-minute lead but Boafo levelled after 35 minutes before converting a penalty one minute before the break. The striker then completed his treble 15 minutes from time.

Fourth-bottom Farsley Celtic are still seeking their first win after a 1-1 draw at Warrington Town. Lewis Nightingale put the Celts ahead on the hour but Scott Metcalfe levelled just three minutes later.

Eighth-bottom hosts Ossett Albion also had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Burscough whose Liam Caddick equalised 18 minutes from time.

Connor Brunt put Albion ahead after 31 minutes.

Ossett Town sit 13th after falling to a 2-0 defeat at second-placed Kendal Town who made it three wins out of three.

Scarborough Athletic rose to third after Nathan Peat’s 33rd-minute penalty sealed a 1-0 win at home to Trafford which also made it three wins out of three.

In the Premier, John Cyrus bagged an 89th-minute leveller as Frickley Athletic gained their first point of the season in a 2-2 draw at Sutton Coldfield Town.

Sutton took the lead after just two minutes through Phillip Trainer and looked on course for victory after Justin Richards netted two minutes before the break.

But Tyler Williams gave Frickley some hope with his effort after 73 minutes before Cyrus delivered late to earn a share of the spoils.

Whitby Town, though, were felled 1-0 at Skelmersdale United whose Daniel Mitchley struck after 29 minutes.

Goole AFC are 16th in First Division South after Saturday’s 2-0 home loss to mid-table side Gresley.


TADCASTER Albion made it three wins from four in the NCE Premier with Saturday’s 5-0 blitzing of basement club visitors Brigg Town.

Josh Greening was at the double for early leaders Albion with Matt Heath, Andrew Milne and George Conway all adding a goal each.

Worksop Town are second on fewer goals scored despite Saturday’s 7-1 romp at second-bottom Pontefract Collieries for whom a Reuben Jerome strike was in vain.

But third-placed Parkgate made it three wins out of three with a 2-1 success at home to Bridlington Town for whom Will Waudby netted.

Fourth-placed Handsworth Parramore are two points adrift but have a game in hand after thrashing visiting Nostell Miners Welfare 5-0.

Thackley sit seventh-bottom and with just one win for the season after a 3-1 reverse at home to Retford Town. Paul Whiteley’s 14th-minute strike temporarily gave Thackley hope when making it 1-1.

Liversedge sit 14th after falling to a 3-1 defeat at Athersley Recreation who blasted in three goals in the final eight minutes. Andrew Wood’s 34th-minute effort had Liversedge on course for victory.

In Division One, sixth-placed AFC Emley made it seven points out of nine with a 3-0 success at Lincoln Moorlands Railway. Ashley Flynn was at the double with Jordan Townsend also netting.

Knaresborough Town lie fourth after a 5-1 cruise at Winterton Rangers in which a late Graham Whitehead double followed strikes from Luke McCrum and Ben Joyce plus a James Bradley penalty.

Yorkshire Amateur bagged their first win of the season as Dan Sheriffe hit a 90th-minute winner in a 3-2 triumph at home to Eccleshill United.

Ammers led twice through Craig Heard and Joel Hughes before being pegged back by Brandan Hammand and Luke Harrop.

Selby Town are ninth after a 4-1 reverse at Dronfield Town with a Keane Parsons goal proving a mere consolation while 12th-placed Hemsworth Miners Welfare drew 1-1 with visiting Hull United.

Nash Connolly was on target for the hosts.

Fifth-bottom Glasshoughton Welfare took a 2-2 draw from their trip to Grimsby Borough.