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Guisborough Town

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North Shields

Sat 16 Sep 2017 | Northern League Division 1 | Home

Stadium

KGV Stadium

Attendance

117

Referee

Jonathan Urwin

Kick-Off

15:00

Team Sheet
Guisborough Town
Goal Time North Shields
Goal Time
Jordan Nixon (Captain) 1Kyle Hayes 
Bradley Mills 2Stuart Donnison 
Dylan McAvoy 3Jordan Summerly 
Mark Robinson 4Gary Ormston 
Matthew Lovatt 5Richard Pell 
Ben Hugill 6Kevin Hughes (Captain) 
Steven Roberts 7Ryan Carr 
Jack Connor 8Paul Robinson 
Nathan Steel 9Gareth Bainbridge35
Lewis Maloney 10Lee Mason32
Joe Ferguson 11Dean Holmes 
Substitutes
Anthony Snook 12John Parker 
James Dawson 13/17James Luccock 
Mason McNeill (on for Ferguson | 71) 14Joseph Kerridge (on for Holmes | 71) 
Lee Bythway (on for Steel | 45) 15David Henderson (on for Robinson | 84) 
Taylor Crainey 16Adam Forster (on for Carr | 45) 

Two first half goals were enough to earn North Shields a clear if somewhat uncomfortable 0-2 victory over Guisborough Town at the KGV Stadium.

The opening half hour's play was very even with some exciting end-to-end play during which the Priorymen more than matched their Tyneside visitors.

Joe Ferguson looks to take on North Shields' Donnison

Guisborough came closest to taking what would have been a deserved lead when livewire Lewis Mahoney, spotting Shields 'keeper Kyle Hayes off his line, launched an audacious dipping shot from fully 40 yards out but the back-peddling Hayes just managed to tip the ball over his crossbar for a corner.

Lewis Maloney went closest from Guisborough in the opening half hour

But then two goals on the counter attack in the 32nd and 35th minute gave North Shields a 2-0 half time lead they barely deserved.

First Gareth Bainbridge broke down the left and passed inside for teammate Lee Mason to slide home just inside the post.

Lee Mason gives the Robins the lead

And three minutes later Bainbridge's blistering pace saw him out-sprint the Guisborough defence and slot the ball past goalkeeper Jordan Nixon to give the Robins a flattering two-goal cushion at the interval.

In the second half Guisborough rallied spiritedly as they attempted to claw back a goal and three notable chances all went begging.

Winger Steve Roberts surged through the Robins' defence but his low cross-shot went diagonally across goal and narrowly wide of the far post. It was the kind of chance that the flying wingman would normally put away nine times out of 10.

Steven Roberts hits a low shot narrowly wide

Then substitute Mason McNeill hit a superb angled shot from 12 yards out on the right but Shields keeper Hayes tipped over brilliantly. The Shields defence also had a narrow escape when from a Guisborough corner the ball ricocheted around like a pinball and the final deflection of a Shields head frustratingly for the Priorymen went straight into the grateful arms of Hayes.

Mason McNeill tries his luck from just inside the penalty area

The Robins also had good chances of their own and hit the post and had a goal ruled out for off-side but they contained Guisborough to preserve their two-goal lead through to the final whistle.

Jordan Nixon can only look on helplessly Bainbridge curled a free kick onto the upright late in the first half

The defeat was tough on Guisborough in some respects but Shields took two of their chances whereas Guisborough converted none and the Robins showed just that telling extra 'nouse' to protect their two-goal cushion and take home all three points.

The attendance was 117.

The match highlights and reaction from Gary Forster can be found on Priorymen TV via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9cLyNhDJLE

Match photo's can be found via the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/154166104@N05/albums/72157686261442300

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