Vanarama National League: Gateshead 1 Guiseley 0

GUISELEY suffered their first defeat of the Vanarama National League season after a solitary second-half goal left them travelling home from the International Stadium with nothing.

The Lions had drawn at home on the opening day of the campaign but their first away game saw them beaten by Neil Aspin’s Gateshead after the Heed’s skipper Neill Byrne emphatically headed home Paddy McLaughlin’s 53rd-minute corner.

There was a relatively quiet start to the game in the damp and cloudy north east, but the home side created the first chance as Danny Johnson’s ninth-minute shot was blocked by Guiseley captain Danny Lowe.

Heed’s Jordan Burrow glanced a header just wide minutes later but the Lions had the ball in the net soon after.

However, 13 proved to be unlucky as Reece Thompson steered in Lee Molyneux’s low centre in the 13th minute only to see an offside flag raised.

Guiseley keeper Jonny Maxted made several good saves as the home side threatened, mainly through former Lions’ man Jordan Preston.

There was another spell at the start of the second half when Gateshead were on top, and that led to them breaking the deadlock.

Lions boss Adam Lockwood responded by making substitutions as the second half wore on but to no avail.

Lee Molyneux struck a good free-kick but home keeper James Montgomery was right behind it.

Then it was the home side who came close to adding to their tally, but Maxted made a superb reaction save to deny home substitute Richard Peniket, a former Shayman.

There were five minutes of stoppage time, but the Lions couldn’t breach the home defence.

Elsewhere last night, Liversedge reached the preliminary round of the Emirates FA Cup at the second time of asking after wrestling home advantage from Armthorpe Welfare with an away draw at the weekend.

The extra-preliminary round tie replay was at Clayborn and, following a dismal day of weather in the area, was subjected to a tea-time pitch inspection but was passed fit.

Jonathon Rimmington’s men made that home advantage count to book an away day in the next round at Evo-Stik League outfit Ramsbottom United.

Sedge took an early grip on the tie with a strike from Devonte Morton and a Roy Fogarty penalty inside the first 12 minutes.

Craig Aspinall pulled a goal back for Welfare midway through the first half before Morton netted again.

The visitors went into the break just one goal down after Wayne Brook scored just over a minute before the interval but another quick start from Sedge won the tie.

Just four minutes into the second period, Brandon Kane made it 4-2, and seven minutes later Stephen Wales made it a nap hand for Sedge with a shot from distance.

Stuart Preston netted for the visitors after the hour but it is Liversedge who progress.