Academy beaten by high flying Guiseley
Darlington Academy 0 Guiseley Academy 4
The Darlington youngsters gave a great account of themselves, but couldn’t stop a 4-0 home defeat by an older and more physical Guiseley team.
Guiseley had scored 18 goals in their previous two league games, but Quakers held them to 0-0 and then 1-0 for long periods, and it was only in the closing stages of the game that the last three goals went in.
Head coach Alan White said; “It was 0-0 for a while, and then we let a goal in that could have been avoided. We were 1-0 down at half time, and we were disappointed about that.
“We conceded a goal midway through the second half which was avoidable, and then we missed chances through Brandon Buckley and Miguel Nunes to pull a goal back.
“Guiseley then scored twice late in the game. The third was sloppy from our point of view, and the fourth was a setpiece.
“There were lots of positives to come out of the game, I really think that these lads aren’t far away from turning the corner. They worked really hard throughout the game, none of them gave up.
“They maybe lack a little bit of aggression and physicality, but that’s because they’re playing against lads who are a year older than them.”
Team: Hall, Kaba, Halliday, Gardiner, Lynas, Lingthep, Glover, Alderson, Dunn. Morrison, Nunes.
Subs: Harland, Cranston, Naisbett, Buckley, Muchemedzi
The lads’ next game is at South Shields next Wednesday afternoon, kick off 2pm