Guiseley Game Feb 23, 2020 10:55:20 GMT via mobile
Post by abealan on Feb 23, 2020 10:55:20 GMT
Andrai Jones (who I thought was dreadful when he played for us) scored their second and at this point, I feared a heavy defeat. Strangely however, we then got on top and dominated the rest of the game. Preston, who was lively throughout agsinst his former club, had our best effort of the first half with a shot that was heading for the top corner but Wade made a fine save.
We bossed the second half with the wind behind us, but the final ball wasn't there and our corner delivery was poor. Nicholson had one good shot which was bound for the bottom corner but Wade again saved well. There was an even better stop at the other end when James made a miraculous save from a header which looked a certain goal, in what was pretty much Guiseley's only chance of the half.
We had all just about given the match up as lost when Olley popped up at the back post to sidefoot home. Greg was having one of those halves where nothing seemed to come off for him, but he's always capable of turning a match and did so here. Cue a frantic finish and when a corner was half-cleared, Preston crossed an enticing ball to the far post which invited someone to get their head on it - Cooper obliged and wild celebrations ensued.
Considering the conditions and the loss of Keating, we played some good passing football, showed a lot of character, and (even though the Guiseley website claimed they dominated the game) we controlled all but the first 15 minutes. Terrific to stand behind the goal and see our goals from close-range, a view we don't get at the Stadium!
Spot on report John,I would add though that ref initially had the red card in his in hand,put it in his pocket while Keating was treated and then decided to use his other hand with the yellow.Probably spent too much time thinking it over.The challenge could certainly be deemed reckless.( or a chance to "leave his mark on him" if you're cynical.Three out of the four home fans alongside us thought he was walking also.