Report by: Rachel O’Connor

If you are going to win a title you may as well clinch it in style and that is exactly what Guiseley Academy did, thrashing FC Halifax Town 7-0.

The Young Lions once again did their manager Dave Currie, the club and their supporters proud with another scintillating performance to bag the National League Under-19 Alliance North title.

After a couple of threatening crosses from K’Marni Miller presented early chances and George Sebine had a shot pushed for a corner by the ‘keeper, the team from The Shay knew they were in for a tough afternoon at Leeds Trinity University, Horsforth.

Guiseley’s leading scorer, winger Jack Mason, was not going to let his crown slip easily and he got off the mark with the opening goal in the seventh minute.

A long throw in by Miller then presented Sebine with a chance but he could not get a good contact.

Halifax were not going to go down with a whimper and at the other end of the pitch centre-back Lewin Storton made a great challenge to end an attack.

These Guiseley defenders though are as well known for scoring goals as stopping them and it was Storton who stretched Guiseley’s lead with a great header in the 22nd minute.

A wild strike by Mason went high and wide before Guiseley were on the scoresheet again in the 29th minute with Sebine netting from close range for 3-0.

Right-back Kyle Burrows put in a long shot just wide of the target before Halifax mustered another effort that Callum Bradbury easily took above his head.

Guiseley went 4-0 up when Mason notched his second, and his 19th of the season, after a great move involving Oliwier Grzelak and Burrows.

The Polish midfielder Grzelak put the icing on the cake with a 43rd minute goal putting Guiseley 5-0 up at the break.

The second-half was just two minutes old when another great header from Sebine made it 6-0.

With a good lead manager Currie started to give some of the fringe players, who had also played a big part in this title win, a run out.

Marley Spence, Danyaal Khan, Oli Storr, Jack Lorriman and Robbie Murray all came on to seal their vital part in this triumph.

Guiseley continued to create chances and made it 7-0 when a great chip forward by Grzelak was met by the onrushing Burrows who took his season’s goal tally to 11 in fine style.

All in all, it was a great finale to a wonderful season’s football from this squad.

Speaking to Guiseley's official website, proud manager Dave Currie said: "Over the season the lads deserved this. We had a relatively poor start to the season with just four points won from the first 12 available.

“We were away a lot in those early games so when it came to having eight home games out of nine at home in the run in we knew we would be able to make up for it. We knew those home games would come in to play.”