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Report: Gloucester v Guiseley

Published by: Ben Nugent

The Tigers put Guiseley to the sword with an emphatic 4-1 win at New Meadow Park.

An early goal from Ollie Hulbert was followed by a tidy finish from Danny King to go 2-0 up. Guiseley were able to pull one back against the run of play.

Jordon Thompson got himself on the scoresheet from a well worked corner before Lucas Tomlinson sealed the win with a tap in from close range.

It was a dream start for the Tigers as Louis Hall was able to get a yard down the left-hand side and whip a superb cross in allowing Hulbert to head home at the back stick inside five minutes.

In the 14th minute, Matt Green slid Danny King through on goal where he calmly slotted the ball into the bottom corner.

Guiseley got a goal back on the 21st minute when a cross found the unmarked James Gale who found the back of the net.

The Tigers soaked up a bit of pressure heading towards the end of the first half, but the score remained 2-1.

Early in the second half Green had a good opportunity when he fired a low shot which brought a good save out of the Guiseley shot stopper.

Guiseley squandered a great chance in the 64th minute when a long throw found Andy Kellett with a free shot at goal only for Harvey Wiles-Richards to pull off a magnificent save to keep the score at 2-1.

A substitution in the 79th minute saw Ollie Hulbert make way for Matt McClure.

The Tigers were pressing for that all important third goal and a well worked corner routine found Thompson free at the back post who headed home in the 81st minute.

Young Bristol Rovers loanee Pablo Martinez came on for Matt Green in the 84th minute.

One minute later, a tidy bit of work from McClure inside the box allowed him to slide the ball to Tomlinson who was waiting a yard out for a simple tap in.

With the game all but over, Jack James came on for Daniel Leadbitter in the 87th minute with that being the last of the action.

A vital win for the Tigers to not only dampen Guiseley’s survival hopes but to push us up the table. Lee Mansell and his men will travel to Kettering on Friday for the start of the Bank Holiday fixtures where we then welcome Hereford to New Meadow Park on the Monday.


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