My Report from the Non League Paper
Stockport County 0
Guiseley 3: Nicky Boshell 9, Adam Boyes 66, Oli Johnson 75.
HT: Stockport County 0-1 Guiseley
Stockport County (4-1-3-2): Hurst, Lees, Owens, Churchman (Woolfe 58), Gregson, O’Halloran, Baker, Stevenson, Spencer, Milligan (Capt), Sharp (Fagbola 78).
Subs not used: Ormson, Belezika, Russell.
Guiseley (4-3-2-1): Drench, Toulson, Parker (Capt) (Stockdill 90), Killock, Ellis, Lawlor, Nicky Boshell (Holdsworth 52), Danny Boshell, Boyes, Oli Johnson, Rothery.
Subs not used: Dickinson, Porritt, Alex Johnson
Shots on target: 3/4
Shots off target: 5/5
Fouls conceded: 6/7
Yellow cards: 1/1
Red cards: 0/1
Ref: Mr Neil Sharp
Star Man: Oli Johnson (Guiseley)
Entertainment value: 3/5
Oli Johnson came back to haunt former club Stockport County with a man of the match performance as he scored one and made the other two in a fantastic result for 10 man Guiseley.
Guiseley boss Mark Bower was delighted with the performance, saying ‘we could have been more than 1-0 infront at the break after dominating the first half ‘.
Despite going a man down Bower was pleased with the composure shown by his team in the second half and had personal praise for Oli Johnson who deserved his man of the match award as well as his goal, ‘Johnson was outstanding today’ he said ‘he was a real handful for County and the difference between the two sides’.
Stockport found themselves a goal down inside the first 10 minutes when Nicky Boshell was on hand to convert Oli Johnson’s cross after just 9 minutes. Chris Churchman took too long on the ball in midfield and he was easily dispossessed, Guiseley then broke down the right through Johnson and his cross was met by Boshell to give Guiseley the lead.
Johnson could have doubled the lead 10 minutes later when his effort struck the outside of Danny Hurst’s post. A long ball played over the top caught the County defence napping, appeals for offside were waved away and Johnson raced on to cut inside and curl an effort right footed onto the far post.
Stockport’s best chance of the first half came on 42 minutes when Jamie Miligans 25 yard free kick was easily saved by Steve Drench, his left footed effort was straight at the keeper and summed up a dissapointing opening 45 minutes for the Hatters.
The big flashpoint of the game came at the start of the second half as Guiseley defender Shane Killock saw red for a foul on Stephen O’Halloran. Both players went in for a tackle infront of the dugout, and it was O’Halloran who came out of it worse off. A small fracas between both sets of players ensued and once order had been restored by referee Neil Sharp he issued the red card to Killock and Guiseley were down to 10 men.
However this had no impact as Johnson continued to stamp his authority on the game, setting up Adam Boyes to double Guiseley’s lead on 66 minutes. His through ball set Boyes free and he slotted home past Hurst.
Johnson got on the scoresheet himself on 75 minutes with a much deserved goal, he ran at the County defence and as soon as he got a sight of goal his shot found the bottom corner to finish the scoring.
After the game County boss Alan Lord took full reponsibility for the loss saying he didn’t get the team selection right, ‘When things are going right it’s nice to get the plaudits, after a defeat like that I’ll take it on the chin and assess the situation ahead of next week’.
Non League Paper Report