Guiseley AFC

Sat 3rd Nov 2012    FA Cup R1     Guiseley AFC   2-2   Barrow AFC Att: 1605
My after-game forum comments:
Guiseley were quick out of the traps, although why Barrow weren't primed to expect that is anybody's guess. Guiseley had the better of the conditions too - the sun in the Barrow players' eyes, and a stiff breeze on their side. Both had disappeared by the second half.

Notwithstanding this, we were ripped apart by their extraordinary mobile strike force. The number 9 Holsgrave in particular was a handful and looked way better than BSBN standard, and time and time again we were left exposed one on one or two on two. There was an element of luck about both Guiseley's goals however, with Brooksby in the right place, right time to redirect into the goal following a bout of pinball. The second goal has to be pinned on Hurst who's poor judgement coming for a cross led to an open goal for Boshell to head into.

Luckily, Adam Boyes struck a wonder goal nailed into the corner just before the break to give us hope, and in the second half we started the brighter and had a purple patch of about 30 mins where we were on top. I am claiming credit for the equaliser. I shouted "Drench, you're useless" (top trolling) when he was near me preparing for a goal kick. That was clearly eking away at his psyche moments later when he and a defended got into a tangle allowing Hunter to roll the ball home. :D

I thought we would finish the stronger, but the inverse happened and we were hanging on and sitting too deep in the final minutes. That was royally one bullet dodged, but I can't help but think Guiseley are a better team than us and unless they have an off day Tuesday week, we've only delayed the inevitable.

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