IT was third time lucky for Guiseley as they dismissed their previous National League friendly defeats by recording a brilliant 1-0 win at Chesterfield.

The Lions came into the friendly on the back of two losses to higher league opposition Halifax Town and Stockport County, but Jonathan Wafula's strike ensured the same result would not be repeated this time out.

Wafula had the first chance of the match, firing straight into the gloves of the hosts' keeper after good play by Kaine Felix.

Liam Mandeville tried the spectacular with a bicycle kick. However, Brad Wade had it covered as it flew over the bar.

The visitors took the lead on the 33rd minute. Felix did well to break the defence and powerfully strike the post which resulted in Wafula latching onto the rebound.

A trialist then gave Mandeville a run for his money, attempting the identical strike. His fell wide into the side netting.

Early in the second half, the hosts almost doubled their lead. Captain Hamza Bencherif and Felix came close to pushing it over the line from what was a scrabble in the box.

Andy Kellett did fantastically to generate a counter attack. The ball found its way to Mark Howarth who saw his effort saved.

Wade prevented Laurence Maguire, brother of Harry, from equalising at the other end. The visiting stopper stood firm to deny the defender.

The National League North team should have added another in the final exchanges. Firstly, George Newall nearly lobbed the keeper then a trialist's shot was defected onto the crossbar.

It was only Guiseley's second win in pre-season but should serve as the perfect preparation for Saturday's FA Cup clash with Atherton Collieries.