‘In­spired’ goal­keeper thwarts Guiseley after Shaw Lane bow out

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FRONT PAGE - LEON WOBSCHALL

GUISELEY man­ager Paul Cox has pro­fessed to a sense of ex­cite­ment at his side be­ing in­volved in this evening’s sec­on­dround FA Cup draw fol­low­ing a 0-0 Roses draw with League Two high-fliers Accrington Stan­ley at Nether­moor.

Na­tional League out­fit Guiseley, ranked 42 places lower than their op­po­nents and seek­ing to reach the sec­ond round for the first time in the club’s his­tory, were only de­nied vic­tory by an out­stand­ing per­for­mance from vis­it­ing goal­keeper Aaron Chap­man.

Cox – who man­aged Mansfield Town during their mem­o­rable run to round three in 2013 – said: “We have got to be ex­cited. Go back to when we (Mansfield) drew at Lincoln and pulled out Liver­pool in the hat.”

On his side’s ef­forts yes­ter­day, he added: “On an­other day, against not such an in­spired goal­keeper, we could have won it. There is no pres­sure on us now.”

York­shire’s other non­league rep­re­sen­ta­tives, EvoStik Pre­mier out­fit Shaw Lane AFC, bowed out in a 3-1 loss to Mansfield in front of over 1,700 fans at Shee­rien Park.

Man­ager Craig El­liott is hop­ing that his side’s mem­o­rable cup ad­ven­ture can en­tice a few more reg­u­lar sup­port­ers to the club, as they seek their sixth pro­mo­tion in eight years.

El­liott said: “Even if we get gen­er­ate just 30 or 40 more fans, that would be in­cred­i­ble for us.”

The draw for the sec­ond round of the FA Cup will be screened on BBC2 and BT Sport at 7pm.

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