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Sat 11 Nov 2017 | Northern League Division 1 | Home


KGV Stadium




Graeme Hopper



A goal five minutes from time by Guisborough Town’s in-form recent signing Brian Close earned the Priorymen a valuable home point after an eventful 1-1 draw with Ashington at the KGV on Saturday.

Guisborough Town and Ashington players bow their heads in respect to remember the Fallen Heroes of the two World Wars

An incident-packed game, in which visitors Ashington had a shopping list-long procession of players booked, exploded in the 58th minute when Ashington defender Salmon was shown the red card.

Ashington left back Salmon takes wild swing at Guisborough winger Steve Roberts

Despite going down to 10 men, however, it was Ashington who took the lead in the 71st minute when Pearson scored to make it 0-1 to the visitors.

Ashington left back Salmon sees red after taking a wild swing at Guisborough winger Steve Roberts

But with time ticking away Guisborough defender Brian Close popped up with an important goal to square things up at 1-1 and that’s how it stayed to the end.

The point kept Guisborough well away from the relegation zone in 16th position with a reasonable haul of 21 points from 18 games.

The game became very heated at times, particularly after the Ashington sending-off, and both sets of players and backroom staff got very frustrated as things boiled over at times.

Following the game, which drew a very healthy attendance of 250, former Middlesbrough midfielder Craig Hignett headed up an entertaining Q&A session in the evening as part of a special KGV event.

Former Boro favourite Craig Hignett does his Q&A session in a special post-match event after the game against Ashington

Highlights from the game are available on Priorymen TV via the following link: Priorymen TV | Guisborough Town v Ashington Hightlights

A full portfolio of match photo's can also be found via the following link: Match Photo's | Guisborough Town 1-1 Ashington


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