Guiseley AFC v Bromley

Guiseley AFC 0 v 1 Bromley (Vanarama National League)

After the excitement of last week’s FA Cup draw against Accrington Stanley, the Lions got back to the bread and butter of the Vanarama National League this week with a home game against Bromley.  Manager Paul Cox made two changes from last weekends team bringing in Harvey and Liburd for Lenighan and Fondop who dropped to the bench.

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The biggest talking point of the game came after only two minutes, when a long ball over the top of the Guiseley defence left Louis Dennis clear on goal with only Jonny Maxted to beat, however Ash Palmer got back to challenge and brought Dennis down for a penalty and also collected a straight red card.

Louis Dennis picked himself up off the floor and stepped up to take the penalty which he struck low to Jonny Maxted’s right-hand corner, at full stretch Maxted got down to save and hold the penalty kick.

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The visitors continued to press and Tashan Soyinka then found Maxted equal to his shot while at the other end Rowan Liburd flashed a powerful shot just wide of the upright.

Guiseley looked to have a legitimate penalty claim of their own turned down when Jake Lawlor appeared to be pushed over in the Bromley area from a corner, but the referee Paul Marsden disagreed and said play on.

Both sides went close to breaking the deadlock just before the break as first Adeyinka tried his luck for the visitors with a vicious dipping shot that Maxted pushed away. Then Rowan Liburd received the ball with his back to goal, before turning his defender and hitting a looping effort that caught Gregory off-guard making the half-time score 0-0.

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Guiseley started the second half the stronger as Darren Holden created an opening for himself but chose to cross rather than shoot and the chance was lost.  Tyrone Sterling replied for the visitors but put his shot over the bar.

Mike Fondop then replaced Kayode Odejayi as the Lions went for broke but it was the visitors who went close when the lively Adeyinka curled one over the angle and Dennis was denied by a point blank save from Jonny Maxted.

On seventy-five, the home side were creating some great pressure on the Bromley goal after being awarded a corner Mike Fondop rose above the melee to get his head to the ball, but unfortunately he couldn’t direct it goal ward and his effort went wide.

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Then on the eighty-second minute, Frankie Raymond was brought down in the area and the visitors were awarded their second penalty of the afternoon but the irrepressible Jonny Maxted ensured his goal remained intact as he denied Josh Rees from the spot.

The visitors finally broke the deadlock in the ninety-four minute, when Dominic Vose beat Connor brown on the wing before cutting into the area and sending a low cross into the six yard box, were the ball was met by Iffy Allen who stroked the ball passed a helpless Jonny Maxted to give the visitors the lead and all three points.

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Speaking after the match manager Paul Cox said “It is a result that is hard to take to be so near to a point and play with ten men for so long, we showed such a great desire it is such a shame we couldn’t get something from it.”

Match Details

Guiseley – Maxted, Brown, Palmer, Lawlor, Holden, Hurst, Molyneux, Odejayi, M,Boungou, Liburd, Harvey (Subs) Rooney, Lenighan, Fondop, Haworth, Koue

Bromley – Gregory, Dunne, Holland, Johnson, Sterling, Wanadio, Rees, Mekki, Raymond, Dennis, Adeyinka (Subs) Vose, Higgs, Campbell, Wynter, Allen

Goals(Bromley) Allen (94)

Attendance – 1,074

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Cox Appoints Management Team

The Lions Appoint Backroom Staff

Guiseley AFC have today confirmed that manager Paul Cox has added to his back room staff by appointing Adam Murray as assistant manager, Ben Marvin as First Team Coach and Andrew Danylyszyn into one of the coaching roles.

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Adam Murray, has been appointed the clubs assistant manager to Paul Cox, he also had the same role when Cox was manager at Mansfield Town.  More recently Adam Murray was manager at Boston United, where he had been since last year, after managing Mansfield from 2014-2016 following Paul Cox departure.

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As a player Murray was a midfielder starting out with Derby County and playing fifty-four games for them before moving on to play for Mansfield Town, Kidderminster Harriers, Notts County, Burton Albion, Carlisle United, Torquay United, Oxford United, Luton Town and Mansfield, for whom he made a total of 142 appearances in two spells.

Ben Marvin

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Ben Marvin has worked with Paul Cox at Barrow, Torquay United and Mansfield Town as both a coach and club analyst.

Andrew Danylyszyn

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Adrew Danylyszyn has previously worked alongside Paul Cox as a coach with the youth teams at Mansfield Town and will join the Lions as a first team coach.

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Clarets Chasing Reid

Bobby Reid is Clarets Transfer Window Target

According to Teamtalk magazine, Burnley are set to battle with Brighton Hove Albion and Leicester City for the signature of Bristol City star Bobby Reid.

The midfielder has been impressive in the club’s superb start to the season, scoring eight goals in sixteen appearances helping Bristol City to fourth in the Championship whilst setting up a Carabao Cup quarter-final against holders Manchester United.​​

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The three Premier League clubs are tracking the midfielder, though Bristol City are also looking to extend his contract amid the interest as his current runs out in the summer.

Reid has come up through the youth system at Ashton Gate and is aware of interest from other clubs.  He’s proven himself against Premier League opposition this season, scoring in a stunning 3-2 away win at Watford in the Carabao Cup back in August.

Burnley, Brighton and Leicester City will continue to track his progress in the South West as City look to make a surprise assault on the promotion places having finished 17th last season and never played in the Premier League.

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Guiseley AFC v Accrington Stanley

Guiseley AFC 0 v 0 Accrington Stanley (FA Cup)

High flying Accrington Stanley arrived at Nethermoor Park this weekend for the first round of this seasons FA Cup, the Sky Bet League Two side are currently second in the division and manager John Coleman selected a full strength team to face the Lions.

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Accrington started the stronger of the two teams and should have taken the lead in the first minute, when former Guiseley striker Kayden Jackson put the ball over the bar from four yards with the goal at his mercy.

In the opening ten minutes, Jackson continued to trouble the home sides back four with some excellent runs through the middle of the park and out wide.  However his final pass or shot never really tested the National sides defence or goalkeeper.

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Guiseley grew into the match and Mike Fondop had Aaron Chapman in the Stanley goal at full stretch to push his header around the post, before Lenighan was shown a yellow card for an overhead kick in six yard box.

The home side continued to press and Jake Lawlor then had Chapman clawing his effort away from the top corner of his goal and away for a corner.  Chapman also did well to keep out Kevan Hurst’s looping shot that had taken a deflection off a visiting defender just before the break.

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The second half continued in much the same way as the first with both sides battle for the opening goal in a fairly even game. Fondop brought another save out of Chapman as the striker lofted another shot just the wrong side of the post early in the half.

The home side then had keeper Jon Maxted to thank as he tipped the ball onto the bar following a sliced clearance from M’Boungou which could have easily been an own goal.

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Lee Molyneux was next to try his luck for the Lions with a chip that sailed wide and Billy Kee missed a glorious opportunity for the visitors at the close when he stole in on the blind side only to hit his shot way over the bar from twelve yards out.

The final effort of the match fell to the home side when Lenighan curled a shot from the edge of the visitors area which took a deflection and went just wide of Chapman’s post and out for a corner to make the final score 0-0.

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Speaking after the match manager Paul Cox said, “We have come up against a good side today that are flying high in Sky Bet League Two and you can tell the quality they have got on the field.  It’s full credit to the boys we have come up against a goalkeeper today that has been world-class.

Today was for the supporters and us trying to get a smile on their faces by reaching the second round, we have had a good go at Accrington today we have not sat back and to be fair we could have scored three goals today. Will go over to Accrington next week which will be another tough game and we will see what happens.”

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Guiseley will now travel to the Wham Stadium for an FA Cup first round replay on the evening of the 14th November, the winners will travel to Field Mill to face Paul Cox’s former side Mansfield Town in the second round.

Match Detail

Guiseley AFC – Maxted, Brown, Palmer, Lawlor, Holden, Hurst, Molyneux, Odejayi, Lenighan, Fondop, M’Boungou (Subs) Green, Lowe, Thompson, Haworth, McFadzean, Rooney, Koue

Accrington Stanley – Chapman, Donacien, Richard-Everton, Hughes, Clark, Brown, Thorniley, Conneely, McConville, Kee, Jackson (Subs) Nolan, Edwards, Ogle, McLeod, Wilks, Johnson, Rawson

Goals – N/A

Attendance – 1,611

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Clarets Midfielder Selected For England

Jack Cork Selected For England 

Burnley Football Club midfielder Jack Cork has been called into Gareth Southgate senior England squad, following an outstanding start to the season with the Clarets.  Cork will be part of the international squad that will face Brazil and Germany at Wembley.

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Signing for the Clarets from Swansea City in the summer, following two previous loan spells at Turf Moor.  Jack Cork has not missed a minute of Burnley’s Premier League campaign so far and he has been the model of consistency in the middle of the park as Sean Dyche’s side has enjoyed the best start to a top-flight season since 1973/74.

Speaking about his international call up Jack Cork said, “I’m really, really happy to have been selected for the England squad. I’m looking forward to going to meet up with the rest of the players. We’ve had a good start to the season and I’am probably not going to get many better opportunities to be in the England squad, because we are doing so well.

Four or five of the lads in the squad probably could have got in at the same time as me, so I feel lucky that I’ve been given the chance and hopefully if we can keep this form up then maybe one or two others can get the call as well.”

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Cork, who was previously capped by England at every level from under-16 to under-21 whilst at Chelsea has also represented Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics games whilst a Southampton player.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche said, “It’s another great marker for Burnley Football Club to have another player called up to a full international squad. It’s great for him and a well deserved call up.”

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Eccleshill United v Knaresborough Town

Eccleshill United 5 v 2 Knaresborough Town (North East Counties League)

North East Counties League leaders Knaresborough Town arrived at the Mitton Stadium this weekend for a top of the table clash with Eccleshill United. The visitors went into the game eleven points clear of the Eagles and just two places above them in the table.

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Knaresborough started the stronger of the two sides and with the very first attack of the game sent a low cross into the Eccleshill box only to see Benjamin Cohen go down under a challenge in the area, however the referee waved away the appeal to let play continue.

Eccleshill United should have taken the lead on eleven minutes, as Blaine Hobson was adjudged to have tripped Anthony Brown in the area. Dan Atkinson dived to his left to save a fairly weak penalty kick from Luke Harrop to leave the score 0-0.

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The visitors than had a Benjamin Cohen goal disallowed for offside after the ball was parried by Dominic Smith into Cohen’s path following an excellent shot by Hobson.

On twenty-three minutes, Knaresborough Town took the lead following an excellent cross to the back post which was met by Will Lenehan who tapped the ball home from three yards to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.

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Just ten minutes later the visitors doubled their lead as another Benjamin Cohen corner, this time from the right-hand side was only partially cleared and Brad Walker was able to fire home the loose ball to give the visitors a 2-0 lead.

After conceding a second goal, the home side seemed to spring into life just five minutes before half-time when they pulled a goal back following a poor clearance, Chris Lever was able to loop a header over goalkeeper Atkinson and into the net to make it 2-1.

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Four minutes later, following some excellent pressure Greg Kidd lost the ball in midfield, the ball broke to the left and was swept back across the area where Lever fired home an outstanding world class shot into the top corner to make the half time score 2-2.

Eccleshill controlled the whole of the second half as they continued to press the visitors, the Eagles went in front on fifty-seven minutes as Andy Cooper cut in from the right and hit a low shot which surprised the defence and crept home at the near post.

Then just a couple of minutes later the home side extended their lead as Hardy’s shot against the bar, the ball bounced on the line and Lever was first to react and knock the ball home from close range to make the score 4-2.

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On sixty-eight minutes, Eccleshill managed to put the icing on the cake when a defensive mishap saw the Knaresborough goalkeeper caught in no man’s land with the ball in the air.  Anthony Brown was second favourite to win the ball but somehow managed to beat the keeper in a race to the ball and headed it over the shot-stopper into an empty net to make the score 5-2.

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In the final fifteen minutes both sides had chances to add to the scoreline, the first effort fell to Steve Bromley who headed over for Town with Dominic Smith well beaten.  The visitors second effort fell to Benjamin Cohen who shot just wide of Smith’s right post.

Anthony Brown had two efforts for the home side his first shot was well saved by the legs of the Knaresborough goalkeeper Atkinson, before the big striker head over the visitors crossbar in the final minutes.

Match Details

Eccleshill United – Smith, Star, Springer, Bradley, Hudson, Cooper, Flaherty, Hardy, Lever, Harrop, Brown (Subs) Rose, Maturine, Labad, Pownhall

Knaresborough Town – Atkinson, Donnelly, Anderson, Lenehan, Youhill, Thirkell, McCall, Kidd, Walker, Hobson, Cohen (Subs) Bromley, Clayton, Hesketh, Wilson, Cook

Goals (Eccleshill) Lever (3), Cooper, Brown (Knaresborough) Lenehan, Walker

Attendance – 70

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Accrington Stanley Preview

Guiseley AFC v Accrington Stanley (FA Cup 1st Round Preview)

The magic of the FA Cup returns to Guiseley this weekend as manager Paul Cox and his squad welcome Sky Bet League Two high flyers Accrington Stanley to Nethermoor Park as the Lions look to cause an FA Cup first round giant killing.

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Accrington Stanley are currently second in Sky Bet League Two having won ten of their first sixteen games and they will be looking to continue their good start to the season with a run in the FA Cup.  It won’t be easy for Stanley as Paul Cox’s squad have now gone five games unbeaten following their first away win of the season at Woking last weekend and with a full house at Nethermoor Park anything can happen in the FA Cup.

The home side will have a number of former Accrington Stanley players in their squad this weekend including Will Hatfield, Lee Molyneux and Kayode Odejayi.  Whilst the visitors are expected to have former Guiseley youth player Kayden Jackson in their starting eleven having already scored seven goals for the Stanley this season.

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Earlier this week, I spoke to the former Guiseley striker to ask him some questions about his time at Nethermoor Park and his thoughts on this weekends FA Cup match.

1. Accrington Stanley have had a great start to the season, what do you think the club can achieve this season in terms of league position ?

From the first day of the season up until the very last day everyone at the club will be working hard towards achieving promotion, that has been the aim since the first day back in pre-season.

2. An excellent start to the season personally with seven goals, what can you achieve this season and what targets have you set yourself ?

The only target I ever set myself is to perform as well as I can every time I go out onto the pitch, it’s been great to get seven goals so early and I will be working hard to add as many goals as I can to that tally before the end of the season.

3. An FA Cup first Round tie at your old club Guiseley AFC this weekend, what does this game mean to you and is it a special match for you ?

It’s a special match for me as I had a couple of brilliant seasons at the club in the youth ranks, I played under some very good coaches and played with a top bunch of lads on and off the field. Murray Watson who was my captain during my time at the club, sadly passed away in 2013, but I will always hold many great memories of playing alongside him for Guiseley.

4. John Coleman is back at the club after being away for a few season, what type of manager is he and how does he get the best out of you ?

He is a very tough manager and one that is not shy at letting his feelings be known, he’s got a winning mentality which he drills into all his players from the very first day and I feel that is what I have thrived off.  He is very easy for all the players to get along with which is very important too.

5. What memories do you have about playing for Guiseley AFC ? 

I had some very good memories from me younger days playing for the club, I had a couple of very successful seasons where I won numerous trophies and scored plenty of goals.  I have also enjoyed playing against them in senior football, I have enjoyed scoring against them too scoring 3 goals for Tamworth and Oxford City so hopefully I can add to that tally on Sunday.  However after the game I will be wishing the club all the best for the season and following them closely.

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