A battling Gloucester City were undone by promotion candidates Guiseley as an injury and a late Billy Jones sending off condemned the Tigers to defeat.\r\n\r\nWith a full complement of substitutions used, Spencer Hamilton was forced off with an injury and Jones saw a second yellow to leave the Tigers with a two man disadvantage.\r\n\r\nMatt Williams had netted into his own goal to open the scoring for the Nethermoor outfit  before Tim Harris’ side levelled via a fortuitous, deflected Nathan Modest finish that goalkeeper Steve Drench will have nightmares about.\r\n\r\nBut it was short lived as Ryan Toulson placed Guiseley back ahead early in the second period after an excellent stop from debutant Jasbir Singh from the original effort, before slotting the rebound.\r\n\r\nBilly Jones’ misdemeanour left it wide open for Adam Boyes added a third goal in injury time as the Lions continue into the Vanarama North promotion hunt, as City sit on the brink of escaping the relegation zone.\r\n\r\nOn a chilly afternoon in Cheltenham, Guiseley had broken the deadlock early through the hapless Tigers defender Williams; Johnson bombed down the right, smashed the ball directly across the face of Singh’s goal, only for Williams to put in his own net as he attempted to clear.\r\n\r\nCity looked for an avenue back into the game with Modest, who was unleashed after a quality interchange with Matt Groves which produced an excellent stop from Steve Drench, the rebound fell for Connolly who weakly shot wide.\r\n\r\nModest saw himself embroiled in the action once more, capitalising on a defensive mix-up, but the City forward took a little too long and scuffed wide.\r\n\r\nWilliams atoned for his own goal with an excellent goal-line clearance after Boyes had cut open the Tigers defence and shot across Singh.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers slotted a rather fortuitous equaliser just before the break as Modest crossed dangerously into the near post, only for Jake Lawlor to deflect his clearance past Drench, who couldn’t stop it crossing the line.\r\n\r\nGuiseley were ahead two minutes into the second period as full-back Toulson caught City on the break and scored with his second attempt after a stunning original save from Singh.\r\n\r\nThe Yorkshire side should’ve added a third through Danny Boshell who with the goal gaping managed to misjudge the angle and fire wide.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers’ challenge became much tougher as defender Hamilton was forced off through a foot injury meaning City had ten men for the remaining 20 minutes of the game.\r\n\r\nThe disadvantage saw Guiseley push forward, leaving the Tigers exposed and Billy Jones to lunge in late and see a second yellow.\r\n\r\nNine-men City tried to hold out for the remaining five minutes, but Boyes tucked home from close range after a 4-on-2 break to lead the Lions to victory.\r\n\r\nGloucester City: J. Singh, S. Avery (M. Green 46), B. Jones, S. Hamilton, M. Williams, A. Connolly, G. Miller, T. Webb, N. Modest, A. Mann (C. Griffin 57), M. Groves (H. White 46)\r\n\r\nSubs not used: M. Richards, C. Jones\r\n\r\nGoals: Modest 45\r\n\r\nGuiseley:  S. Drench, R. Toulson, D. Lowe, S. Killock, D. Ellis, J. Lawlor, W. Brooksby, D. Boshell (J. Stockdill 90+3), A. Boyes, O. Johnson (A. Johnson 77), G. Rothery\r\n\r\nSubs not used: A. Holdsworth, S. Dickinson, D. Forrest\r\n\r\nGoals: Williams OG 9, Toulson 47, Boyes 90+2\r\n\r\nAttendance: 366

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