GUISELEY suffered a shock FA Trophy exit at the hands of Stourbridge FC, as the heroics of goalkeeper Charlie Price meant the Lions bowed out on a penalty shootout.

The full ninety minute match saw the Lions fail to break down Stourbridge, with the final score finishing goalless before a penalty shootout saw just two goals, with the Glassboys advancing.

Russ O’Neill and Marcus Bignot named a strong side, after a week of extending Owen Mason’s loan deal from Mansfield Town, whilst also allowing youngster Adam Haw and Ollie Brown starts in the FA Trophy.

Dom Tear, who signed during the week from neighbours Halifax Town, was also named in the squad and would make his debut on the 85th minute, replacing Haw.

Guiseley looked the more likely from the off, as Jordan Thewlis capitalised on a mistake at the back but couldn’t direct his bending effort goalwards.

Stourbridge were eager to break the deadlock themselves, as Reece Styche was threaded through on goal and forced Mason into a brilliant stop, denying a one-on-one opportunity.

Some good breakdown play from Reece King allowed Styche to continue to threaten the Lions backline, but the Gibraltar international struck inches wide of the target.

Heading into the second half, Guiseley made a double change at the break with Prince Ekpolo and Brown being switched for Jamie Spencer and Lebrun Mbeka.

It would be Haw to terrorise the Stourbridge defence however, as the forward first had a strike go wide before rounding two defenders and being thwarted by Price.

Substitute Spencer looked to have an instant impact when driving forward and picking out Thewlis, but the former Boston United striker saw his goalbound effort blocked.

Price’s fantastic game would get even better when pulling off a brilliant stop to keep out Mbeka, before the loose ball was frantically scrambled clear off of the line.

But as Regan Hutchinson made a goal line clearance amidst the fog, the referee brought the game to a close and sentenced the game to a penalty shootout.

First up stood former Tranmere Rovers defender Lee Vaughan, who saw his effort nestle home before Price tipped Thewlis penalty wide.

Guiseley’s blushes seemed to be spared as Jason Cowley stepped up and blasted over the bar, but the Lions celebrations were temporary as captain Hamza Bencherif had his spot kick saved.

Darryll Knight was next up for Stourbridge, and followed in Cowley’s footsteps by firing over the bar but once again Price was in top form to thwart Andew Hollins penalty.

But with the game all but decided, Styche stepped up and smashed home before Price denied Spencer to send Stourbridge into the fifth round of the FA Trophy and into a tie with National League outfit Solihull Moors.

Guiseley however will return to National League North action this Saturday, on the road to a promotion-chasing AFC Fylde side. The first game between te two sides was a thriller, Guiseley losing 2-4 on the day.