Guiseley AFC: It's two points dropped - Kittrick

Guiseley grabbed a draw from the jaws of defeat away at Corby Town on Saturday afternoon, but for boss Steve Kittrick it was a case of two points lost instead of one gained in a 2-2 draw.

The Lions struggled to get to grips with the bumpy surface at the Rockingham Triangle Stadium and quickly went two goals behind, with Ben Mackey and Adam Webster netting.

But inspired changes at the interval turned the game on its head and strikes from Joe O'Neill and Danny Ellis rescued a point for the visitors.

Kittrick said: "In the first half, we tried to play football on a really bad pitch and it didn't work. We were poor defensively and they took their chances. Half-time wouldn't have come quickly enough for us because if we'd have carried on playing the same way we were, we'd have never scored in a month of Sundays.

"If someone had to have asked me then if I'd have taken a point, I would have said 'yes'. But on the second-half performance, I'm disappointed we didn't take all three points.

"We made a couple of changes. We fetched Liam Needham and Gavin Rothery off and put Danny Boshell and Darryn Stamp on, they made a bit of difference, as did Simon Baldry when he came on for Luke Sharry.

"The last fifteen minutes we went from 4-3-3 to 3-4-3 and got one back. Then after we equalised, we went back to our normal formation and had enough chances to win it, I thought."

With Alfreton Town beating Stalybridge 5-2, Guiseley's time at the top of Conference North lasted just a week. Teams are level on points, but Alfreton have a superior goal difference.

"We're still up there and level with them so that's the main thing," said Kittrick.

The Lions boss also revealed that Matty James has left Nethermoor by mutual consent and looks set to return to old club Bradford Park Avenue.

Harrogate Town were due to be in Conference North action at the weekend, but their game away at Eastwood Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch..