Lenighan signs on but Lions still in trou­ble

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

GUISE­LEY’S un­beaten run with Paul Cox as man­ager came to an end af­ter de­feat at Maiden­head United.

The re­sult means the Lions re­main in the rel­e­ga­tion places and have yet to win away from home this sea­son.

Speak­ing af­ter the loss, Cox said: “It was a very dis­ap­point­ing loss, to con­cede twice so early left us a lot of work to do and built their con­fi­dence. We just have to now focus on our Tuesday game against Mac­cles­field.”

Guise­ley an­nounced the sign­ing of for­mer Leeds United young­ster Si­mon Lenighan, who started on the bench and came on be­fore the break.

Guise­ley made a ter­ri­ble start, con­ced­ing twice in the open­ing five min­utes. Goal­keeper Joe Green spilled a header and Ryan Up­ward tapped in be­fore Harry Pritchard fired a stun­ning shot into the top cor­ner.

Guise­ley al­most got back into the match when Lee Molyneux’s cross was headed to­wards goal by Jake Lawlor but Jake Good­man headed it away.

The vis­i­tors kept press­ing but Maiden­head were able to get a third goal be­fore half-time when James Com­ley out­paced the Guise­ley de­fence and chipped Green.

It could have been even worse for Guise­ley just be­fore the break when Adrian Clifton hit the post.

The pace at the start of the sec­ond-half slowed, but again it was the hosts who cre­ated the half-chances.

Guise­ley tried to get back into it with Lenighan fir­ing wide and Reece Thomp­son un­able to get his shot on target from a tight an­gle.

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