Guiseley 4Vauxhall Motors 1
UNDER-STRENGTH Motors were well-beaten by a slick Guiseley side at Nethermoor Park on Saturday.
With a number of players missing through injury and suspension, Anthony Wright’s men struggled to gain any momentum over the 90 minutes and their cause wasn’t helped when Lee Dames was shown a red card for a reckless challenge midway through the second half.
It took last season’s losing play-off finalists 18 minutes to open the scoring as Lee Ellington latched on to a Gavin Rothery defence-splitting pass and fired past Scott Tynan.
Guiseley doubled their advantage in the 33rd minute when Danny Forrest’s diving header gave Tynan no chance.
Substitute Simon Baldry bagged a second-half brace for the third-placed hosts, his first a 71st-minute stooping header and his second following 11 minutes later after good work by Alex Davidson.
Tynan made a string of fine saves to keep the final scoreline respectable, the pick being a full-length stop to prevent Michael Burns putting the finishing touch to a flowing five-man move.
Vauxhall, who went down 4-2 at second-placed Stalybridge Celtic in midweek, reduced the deficit late on when Steven Drench hauled Josh Wilson down in the box. The Guiseley goalkeeper was sent-off and captain Wilson converted the resulting penalty for his fourth goal of the season.
Vauxhall: Tynan, Taylor (Murphy 72), Dames, Hannigan, Jackson, Bennett, Beck, Mannix, Mahon, Wilson, Williams (Nethercote 45). Subs: Wright, Highdale, O’Connell.
Motors welcome Nuneaton Town to Rivacre Park on Saturday (3pm).