PAUL Cox cursed Accrington’s goalkeeping heroics as Guiseley prepare for their first appearance in the FA Cup second round draw tonight.

The Lions join City in the hat this evening after yesterday’s 0-0 draw with the League Two promotion chasers at Nethermoor.

But Cox admitted the result would have been even better but for a string of superb saves from Stanley stopper Aaron Chapman.

The Guiseley chief said: “I was actually jumping up with one of them. I thought it was already in the stanchion.

“The boys have been brilliant and I just feel gutted for them because I wanted one of the chances to sneak in, even off someone’s backside.

“But we came up against a goalkeeper in inspired form.

“We started off sloppy against a very good side. They’re not second in League Two for no reason.

“We could have been 1-0 down inside two minutes. Overall though, I don’t think anybody could complain that we deserved a draw.”

Guiseley face a replay at the Wham Stadium a week tomorrow but Cox feels that should not dampen their mood for the draw later today.

He added: “I go back three or four years (at Mansfield) when we drew at Lincoln and pulled out Liverpool in the hat.

“I know it’s the same level of football in the next round as this one but you’ve got to be excited about the FA Cup. There’s no pressure on us now.

“Eight or nine weeks ago, I walked into a football club that was low on confidence and morale.

“It’s lovely to see so many people supporting us with a big smile on their face and getting excited.

“We’re only on the tip of an iceberg in terms of what I want to achieve.”

Accrington boss John Coleman said: “It’s no foregone conclusion that we’re going to win the replay. If anyone thinks we are, they could be in for a rude awakening.”