AFTER taking one point from their opening two games, Guiseley’s new-look side face two more tough examinations.

Saturday’s trip to National League leaders Aldershot is followed by a Nethermoor clash against unbeaten Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday night.

The Lions had high hopes when they travelled to Gateshead on Tuesday after their opening 2-2 draw with newly-promoted Ebbsfleet, but returned empty handed after a 1-0 defeat

There was clear disappointment in the voice of manager Adam Lockwood after a game played in constant rain, but he insisted: “We must dust ourselves off and go again.

“Aldershot are a good side and we know if we are not right we don’t stand a chance of achieving anything.”

Aldershot followed a 2-0 opening day win at Halifax with a 3-2 win over Torquay while Tranmere followed a goalless draw at Torquay with a 3-1 home victory against Woking.

Reflecting on the defeat at Gateshead which means Guiseley haven’t beaten their North East rivals in five attempts, Lockwood said: “I thought we were right and approached the game brilliantly and that is really what is disappointing me.

“Goals definitely change games and you can say what you like, regardless of all the different things that have gone on, we didn’t come away with the points.

“That is why we are at disappointed. Some of the performance levels were good at times.”

One thing Lockwood and his assistant David Penney are sure to be working on is corners. Guiseley failed to take advantage of the ones they won while Gateshead’s goal from Neil Byrne came from one.

“I am disappointed we conceded from a corner,” Lockwood said. “We have to be better than that and have to change that as it’s a big part of the game. We have to work at that.

“Take away the play we had and chances we created, I thought at times we were unlucky with some of the chances, but sometimes you don’t get what you deserve.

“We have to break all that down, assess it, and be ready for Saturday.