Louis Walsh doesn’t have X Factor for Guiseley
QUAKERS are now unbeaten in five games after settling for a point against Guiseley at Blackwell Meadows.
Quakers were never allowed to settle by their energetic visitors, plus they had to adjust to the loss of striker Simon Ainge just before half time.
Guiseley nearly opened the scoring after 12 minutes when Louis Walsh, who was signed on loan from Barnsley the day before the game, ran through and hit the post with keeper Zach Hemming beaten.
Quakers had their first real chance on 29 minutes when Stephen Thompson rose high to head the ball into the Guiseley six yard box, where Harvey Saunders turned the ball over the top.
A minute later Jordan Nicholson opened the defence up and set up Thompson, who fired right footed across the face of goal and just past the far post.
But Quakers had to reshuffle just before half time when Ainge suffered a deep cut on his head as he went for the ball, and had to be replaced by David Syers, and in turn Quakers lost some of their aerial threat.
In the second half, Harvey Saunders forced Guiseley keeper Joe Green into a good save at the foot of his post but it was Guiseley who forced the pace after that.
Kaine Felix forced Hemming into a good low save, then in their next attack Paul Clayton somehow managed to miss from a couple of yards after Hemming had parried a shot by Kingsley James.
Hemmings then touched a deflected cross by Felix against the bar, and then in the last minute, Clayton missed another sitter after Felix’s shot was blocked.