Guiseley AFC 3 V 3 Barnsley (Pre-Season Friendly)
National League side Guiseley AFC continued their pre-season campaign against a full strength Barnsley at Nethermoor Park. Adam Lockwood made a number of changes to the side that lost to Leeds United on saturday, with Joe Green starting in-goal and no fewer than seven trialist’s including former Manchester City player Adam Drury.
Guiseley played out an entertaining six goal thriller at Nethermoor this evening to share the spoils with Championship side Barnsley in a game that ended all square at three goals apiece. As with Saturday’s game against Leeds it was the visitors who took the lead when Isgrove’s shot took a wicked deflection and looped over Joe Green in the Guiseley goal.
However, the home side were soon back on level terms when a corner was headed out to a Trialist and his shot whistled through a posse of players and took a slight deflection to deceive Jack Walton on 33 minutes.
The Lions then took the lead for the first time when a Barnsley defender was caught in possession and the Guiseley number 10 evaded the keeper and laid it on for number 11 to apply the finishing touch on 41 minutes.
The restart saw the home side make wholesale changes and Jonny Maxted did well to deny Nick Townsend before Adam Hammil rifled a left foot shot into the top corner to square matters once again just before the hour.
New striker Reece Thompson opened his Nethermoor account with a deft backheel after number 22’s header had come back off the angle to restore the Lions advantage.
John Rooney then hit the bar with a curling free kick, but it was the Tykes who completed the goal fest when a peach of a shot from the edge of the area into the far corner.
Adam Lockwood will take away a number of positives from tonight’s game against a full strength Championship side in Barnsley, he will now turn his thoughts to saturday first away game of the season, when his side travel to South Yorkshire to take on Parkgate.
Guiseley AFC – Green, Drury, Trialist, Weslowski, Palmer, Lowe, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist (Subs) Williams, Trialist, Lawlor, Atkinson, Maxted, Hatfield, Rooney, East, Thompson, Trialist, Trialist, Smith, Gomersall
Barnsley – Walton, Yiadon, Fryers, Pinnock, Mallan, Jackson, Hedges, Isgrove, Mowatt, Bradshaw, Dalmedia (Subs) Townsend, McCarthy, Williams, MacDonald, Moncur, Bird, Hammill, Palmer, Jackson, Smith, Brown
Goals – (Guiseley) Trialist (2), Thompson (Barnsley) Isgrove, Fryers, Moncur