Sad Lions are tamed by visitors Macc’

Tom Craddock
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Guiseley suffered their second National League defeat in a row at home as they lost to Macclesfield Town 3-0.

While the weather may have been miserable, there was still a good attendance with over 600 fans present, but with heavy rain falling during the game, both sides saw their attacking intentions restricted by the conditions, but that soon changed for the visitors.

The Lions fell behind in the 24th minute when Paul Turnbull, curled a free-kick past the wall and into the back of the net. It was 2-0 to the away side just before half-time when Danny Whitehead hit a shot from just over 30 yards which went in.

Guiseley’s best chance went to Rob Atkinson who saw his header saved just before the half-time whistle blew.

Guiseley improved in the second half with Tom Craddock having a few efforts saved.

But the away side made it 3-0 when Danny Whitaker slid into the area and scored.

Guiseley had a great chance to get a goal back, when the hosts gained a penalty after substitute Liam Dickinson was fouled in the area, but it wasn’t the home sides night and Dickinson saw his shot saved and had another effort well saved in injury-time.

Guiseley AFC: Drench, Toulson, Lowe, Lockwood, R Atkinson, Lawlor, Rothery (Brooksby 46), Thompson (Boyes 46), Craddock (L Dickinson 62) Maris, Hatfield. (unused substitutes) D Atkinson and N Boshell.

Macclesfield Town: Jalal, Halls, Pilkington, Fitzpatrick, Diagne, Whitehead, Turnbull, Whitaker, Holroyd, Sampson, Rowe. Substitutes (not used): Branagan, Cowan, Meikle and Adarabioyo.

Referee: Ryan Johnson (Manchester).

FC Halifax Town bounced back from their 7-1 humbling at home to Cheltenham with a fine 3-1 win at Altrincham.

Town took the lead through Jordan Burrow’s header on 22, before Damien Reeves (56) levelled. But Burrow (60 and Kingsley James’ penalty (90) sealed the win.