20th Jan, 2019

REPORT: Guiseley loss drops Moors to bottom of the pile

FOOTBALL: SOLIHULL Moors dropped to the bottom of the Vanarama National League after conceding four goals against fellow relegation candidates Guiseley on Saturday.

Both teams have made slow starts to the season, and prior to Saturday’s clash Guiseley were just one place above Moors in the league table.

On a cold, windy, day, Richard Money fielded a defensive line up with only Akwasi Asante up front.

Moors took their time to grow into the game and only fielded their first meaningful attempt on target on 15 minutes when Kristian Green’s cross was deflected for a corner.

Guiseley soon started to take charge and wasted no time in converting an 18-yard free kick as Molyneux struck past Nathan Vaughan’s top right corner to hand the hosts the lead.

Moors’ defensive strategy was ditched as Oladapo Afolayan was brought on. And the tactical change worked wonders as Afolayan sent a left footed drive through a sea of legs and beyond Guiseley keeper Maxted to equalise before half time.

With the weather worsening, Moors made a reasonable start to the second half. But Asante might have done better as Carter’s shot was cleared to him.

Jermaine Hylton replaced Green on the hour mark as Guiseley started to look dangerous.

Though Hylton and Asante went close at one end, Guiseley soon cleared the danger and were presented with a chance of their own.

Rowan Liburd was sent into a one-on-one chance with Vaughan, and Liburd made no mistake to put Guiseley ahead once more.

But it took Moors just a minute to level the game when Afolayan smashed hit second strike of the day past Maxted.

Two minutes later though and Moors were behind again as the defence failed to deal with a long free kick, allowing Lawlor the easiest of strikes.

Moors threw everything at the Lions, but it came to little reward.

Salt was rubbed into Moors’ wound with minutes remaining when Rooney, with his first touch of the ball, doubled Guiseley’s lead.

Pictures: Tom King. 

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