Three game winning run is ended
Guiseley 1 Darlington 0 final
Scorer: Felix 17 mins, 1-0
Attendance 1258 (including 444 from Darlington)
Quakers' three game winning run came to an end at Nethermoor.
Quakers' lost to a first half goal with a below par performance, although they created and missed some good chances for an equaliser after the break.
Guiseley were awarded a penalty in the third minute, when Simon Ainge was harshly adjudged to have fouled Kaine Felix in a clear shoulder to shoulder challenge in the penalty area, but Jake Turner got down well to his right and pushed away Kingsley James’ penalty.
Quakers forced a corner at the other end that Galbraith curled over, but the Guiseley defence headed it away.
There was a scare for Guiseley when Marcus Dewhurst came out of his area to clear from Harvey Saunders, but hit the ball against him and the ball rebounded out of play for a goal kick.
Guiseley took the lead on 17 minutes when Kane Felix chased a long ball downfield, shrugged off Terry Galbraith, and poked the ball past the advancing Jake Turner.
It was nearly 2-0 when Jackson was dispossessed by Felix on the right, and the striker moved forward a few yards before hitting a left foot shot just past the far post.
Guiseley did most of the pressing after this without forcing Turner into action, , and Quakers nearly levelled when Jordan Nicholson crossed from the left, and Saunders headed just over the bar.
Half time 1-0
Quakers went close at the start of the second half. Omar Holness curled a corner over from the left for Thompson to head just over the top.
Then Guiseley lost possession in midfield, and Thompson, spotting Dewhurst off his line, tried to lob the keeper from all of 40 yards, but the ball went over the top.
However, Guiseley responded when Felix set up Will Hatfield on the edge of the box, but he fired into the side netting.
But Quakers responded with a good move, with Thompson finding Saunders on the left, he played the ball outside him for Jackson to cross low into the middle, and Thompson’s slow shot was blocked.
And they had another chance when Trotman slipped the ball into the box for Nicholson to turn quickly and forced Dewhurst into a good save.
Quakers then made three subs on 69 minutes: Joe Wheatley, Osagi Bascome and Alex Henshall, for Saunders, Tom Elliott and Nicholson
Henshall had a great chance to equalise on on 80 minutes when Trotman made a good 30 yard run and set up Henshall, who fired over the top from ten yards.
Final score: Guiseley 1 Darlington 0
Darlington: Turner, Trotman, Jackson, Holness, Ainge, Galbraith, Nicholson (sub Bascome 69), T Elliott (sub Henshall 69), K Elliott, Saunders (sub Wheatley 69), Thompson.
Subs: Maddison, Burn
Booking: Ainge, Galbraith, Trotman
Dewhurst, Moyo, Cantrill, Halls, Digie, Garner, Felix (sub Dyche 84), Purver, Odejayi (sub Clayton 59), James, Hatfield.
Subs: Langley, Worsnop, Fowler
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