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17:00 28th March 2016

Guiseley 3 Chester 3

Chester nabbed a point on Easter Monday against Guiseley in a breathless encounter at Nethermoor.

Steve Burr's men led at the break through Ross Hannah's goal, then Emile Sinclair and Will Hatfield turned it around.

Kane Richards equalised - before Sinclair once more put the Lions back in front - but Tom Shaw's stoppage time strike ensured the spoils were shared in Yorkshire.

The Blues, who made two changes from Saturday's defeat to Barrow, started the game playing a high tempo; but the hosts had the first chance when Anthony Dudley fired wide after a promising run.

But then a chance at either end made it an enthralling opening seven minutes.

Ross Hannah's lovely ball round the back found John Rooney - but Drench saved well - before Gavin Rothery slid the ball just wide from Emile Sinclair's cross seconds later.

Drench had save well again minutes later, clawing away Hannah's thirty-yard effort.

But Guiseley responded once more, Worsnop having to tip wide James Hurst's drive.

The ball was skidding off the wet surface - enabling players to try their luck from range - as Drench was again forced to make a save; this time from Ryan Higgins.

A pattern was emerging - as the hosts again went straight up the other end - but Hurst's shot was tame with time and space in behind.

Chances were aplenty at both ends - a Lions corner fell to Dudley; but Worsnop saved well from ten yards out.

A goal was bound to come in the first half - and it did on 39 minutes through Hannah.

Lloyd slid the ball through to the forward and he cooly slotted home his 21st league finish of the season.

The men in yellow should have doubled that advantage on the stroke of the break - but Ben Heneghan headed over from close range.

Guiseley needed a response after the break; and they tested Worsnop twice in the opening three minutes of the half through Lawlor and Rothery.

Rothery was again working Worsnop on 64 minutes - forcing the keeper to claw away his curling effort.

Chester were under siege - Worsnop's legs this time denying Hurst following a corner.

Moments later, the home side were level as though Sinclair nodded home a Dudley corner at the back post.

Chester now had to respond - Hannah almost finding space in behind, but Alabi's shot from the cutback was blocked.

A minute later - Higgins made a superb goal side block to deny Dudley on the counter attack.

Home sub Oli Johnson then had an effort stopped well by Worsnop - before Higgins scrambled clear the rebound.

The Lions then got their noses in front with nine minutes to go, Will Hatfield turning the ball home from close range.

Nevertheless, Chester could breathe a sigh of relief again as they got level just two minutes later - sub Kane Richards smashing home with almost his first touch off the bench.

But the game twisted again on 89 minutes - Sinclair tapping home from Hurst's cross from the left.

It was incredible, and breathless, with Chester again getting level in stoppage time.

Rooney's corner caused havoc, Heneghan had a go - then Hannah - before Tom Shaw slotted home to the jubilation of the travelling fans.

GUISELEY: Drench, Toulson, Parker, Lockwood, Lawlor (Norburn 57), Rothery (Johnson 70), Hatfield, Sinclair, Atkinson, Dudley (Hall 90+1), Hurst.

SUBS NOT USED: Boyes, Craddock.

CHESTER: Worsnop, Higgins, Hunt, Heneghan, Astles, Hughes, Shaw, Rooney, Lloyd, Hannah, Alabi (Richards 81).

SUBS NOT USED: Thompson, Hobson, Mahon, O'Brien.

SCORERS: Sinclair 74 & 89 Hatfield 81; Hannah 39, Richards 83, Shaw 90+2.


REFEREE: Richard Wigglesworth.


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