Report: Guiseley 3-2 Colls

David Chadwick’s team eradicated somewhat the memory of the dismal display at North Ferriby but were unable to take any of the spoils on another excursion into White Rose territory. Guiseley were buoyed by a 10 goal savaging of Ilkley Town and a fine win at Gainsborough in their previous two outings and they started the game hot. Focused on their NBA sized centre forward they peppered Jack Buckley’s six yard box and the only surprise was that it took them 12 mins to score. Tom Denton applying the finishing touch from within the penalty area. Five minutes later the advantage was doubled as Gabriel Johnson headed home from close range. Here we go again mused the loyal band of Colls brothers on the terraces while the home faithful were dreaming of another goalfest. On 20 minutes proceedings pirouetted 360 degrees. Colls got a free-kick on the right edge of the Guiseley box and Joe Adams lashed a beauty past the stationary keeper. The muted reaction from the previously charismatic PA announcer did it no justice at all. It was a first Colls goal in this parish for just over 29 years. The Young Lions were shaken out of their malaise and started zipping the ball around the lush turf with gay abandon. Just afore the half hour mark, the teams were level thanks to a Ben Rydel stunner. Colls were in the ascendancy and from minutes 20 - 45 played their best football of the campaign thus far. Then disaster, seconds after surviving a penalty appeal Guiseley were awarded their own spot-kick. Neither were stonewallers but hey ho. Denton gleefully bagged his second and almost immediately this enthralling topsy-turvy half came to an end. Despite the scoreline, only one team wanted the breather. The second half was anti climatic. The vastly experienced Yorkie outfit regrouped, Colls huffed and puffed but never really looked like breaking through. Guiseley had a goal disallowed for offside and Buckley had to be alert to foil a couple of accurate sorties from distance. The hosts game management was first class with top marks to the glovesman who cradled the ball like a newly born at every opportunity much to the ire of the Colls Collective behind his goal. In stoppage time, Jack Evans was dismissed for a frustrated challenge as the Guiseley defender barricaded the ball against the corner flag. The whistleblower had the dreaded card out quicker than you could say Jack Robinson but was it really a red card challenge? A defeat but what a reaction after the Ferriby no show and an opening 20 minutes of constant Nethermoor bombardment. The lads showed the belief that they can compete at this level. Next up, Marske United at home on Saturday 21 October. Colls: Jack Buckley, Jack Evans, Lewis Coulton, Oli Patrick (Sidi Fofana 84’), Jordan Fagbola (C), Jordan Boon, Ben Rydel, Harvey Gregson, Lewis Mansell, Nathan Caine, Joe Adams (Jordan Scanlon 68’)

Squad Update: 06/06/2024

Atherton Collieries would like to wish the best of luck to midfielders Nathan Caine and Ben Rydel, who have today departed the Skuna Stadium to

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