Red card piles on more woe for Guiseley

Jake Lawlor
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JAKE LAWLOR was sent off for receiving a second yellow card as Guiseley’s troubles continued with Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Aldershot, who moved sixth in National League.

After Lawlor was given his marching orders two minutes before the hour mark, Aldershot’s Charlie Walker bagged the winning goal 16 minutes from time.

The result leaves Guiseley still searching their first away win of the season, with the Lions staying second-bottom and five points adrift of safety.

The Lions had the game’s first real chance with Jake Cassidy finding himself one on one with the keeper but seeing his effort well saved.

But the hosts responded and Nick Arnold produced a fast-paced pass across the face of goal that went beyond the attacking Aldershot players.

Guiseley then showed their attacking intent again just before the interval when Cassidy hit the post.

Will Hatfield followed up the rebound that Jake Cole somehow managed to turn away.

The Lions then found themselves down to 10 men in the 58th minute when Lawlor was sent off for a second bookable offence.

And Walker’s strike after 74 minutes proved to be the difference for the hosts as his curled effort went into the top corner of the net.

Guiseley refused to throw in the towel and Oli Johnson was presented with a fine chance in injury time when finding space but he fired his effort agonisingly wide.

Guiseley’s next league game is not until Saturday, November 12 when Adam Lockwood’s side will host 18th-placed Torquay United.

In National League North, Harrogate Town were defeated 4-1 by second-placed Darlington 1883 at the CNG.

Josh Gilles gave Darlington a fourth-minute lead but Reece Webb-Foster then levelled two minutes after the half-hour.

But Mark Beck immediately put Darlington back in front one minute later and Stephen Thompson’s strike then put the visitors 3-1 up on the stroke of half-time.

Dave Syers made it 4-1 to the visitors two minutes before the hour and Town’s miserable day was completed when Danny Ellis was sent off in the dying stages of the game.

Town are now in eighth place and three points off the play-offs ahead of next Saturday’s clash at ninth-placed Salford City.

Bradford Park Avenue are now bottom after losing 1-0 at home to former basement boys Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday. Gary Gee bagged a 53rd-minute winner for Stalybridge who moved above Avenue by two points as a result. Avenue visit 15th-placed FC United on Saturday. FC Halifax Town dropped to fifth as they were felled 3-1 by visiting Brackley Town who are up to seventh.