Guiseley keep the pressure on Hyde

Wharfedale Observer: The prolific James Walshaw gave Guiseley the lead The prolific James Walshaw gave Guiseley the lead

Guiseley 3 Corby Town 0

Guiseley maintained their relentless pursuit of top spot in the Blue Square Bet North with another convincing home win.

They remain second in the table behind Hyde FC, who hold the key to their own destiny.

Despite the Lions’ latest victory, their fifth in a run of six games unbeaten, they remain five points off the pace but do have one game in hand.

Steve Kittrick’s men stayed in the wing mirrors of the race leaders and fuelled their points total with another maximum at the expense of Corby Town.

It was a game of few chances but James Walshaw gave the Lions a half-time lead.

Midway through the first half he chased a through ball and, when the Steelmen’s keeper misjudged the bounce, Walshaw planted a header over the covering defender and into the net.

Corby’s plan A was out of the window and the game was more open in the second half but that only served the home side as they exploited what gaps there were.

Five minutes after the break the home side doubled their lead from the penalty spot. Andy Holdsworth had his legs taken away from behind in the area. The perpetrator escaped without a card but Walshaw made sure Corby paid the price.

Holdsworth was on the scoresheet himself when he headed home Walshaw’s 65th-minute cross.

Guiseley will be looking to make the most of their game in hand over Hyde when Gloucester City visit Nethermoor on Tuesday for a rearranged fixture.

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