Full Time: Gainsborough Trinity 1 Guiseley 2
Two defeats from the season’s first two games is not a disaster, but it will be a concern to Gainsborough Trinity boss Steve Housham.
Youngster Jake Park gave a brighter sign for the future with a goal on the stroke of full time, but the lack of chances created will be a worry.
The first game at the Northolme did not go the way the home fans would have wanted, but the visitors deserved their three points.
Again, as they did on Saturday at Vauxhall Motors, the Blues started the game well. After 12 minutes a ball over the last defender from Darryn Stamp found Bradley Barraclough, but the strikers chip over the keeper went wide of the post.
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The crowd at the Northolme were on their feet after 22 minutes when Stamp hit a first-time volley with real venom from the edge of the area, but Guiseley keeper Steve Drench made a superb save at full stretch.
A Trinity corner on the half-hour mark was floated in by Jonathan Williams and met on the volley by Greg Young, but his first time effort was blocked by a defender and the ball was cleared.
Guiseley’s Michael Potts could have put his side ahead after 43 minutes, but he lost his balance as he hit the ball and it went wide of Phil Barnes’ goal.
A minute later, though, the goal came and it was a moment of quality from Guiseley’s Wayne Brooksby.
Given time and space by the by the Trinity defence, Brooksby fired into the top corner from 25 yards out.
The second half saw the introduction of Liam Davis, who brought added energy to the forward line. And it was the former Brigg Town man who almost levelled the scores after 73 minutes, but his low shot was saved comfortably by Drench.
The killer blow was dealt by Rothery on 80 minutes. He found himself with time to hit a low shot from the edge of the area which crept in at the near post.
With two minutes remaining, Jonathan Williams fired in a free-kick which was too hot for Drench to hold, but the ball bounced away to safety.
Trinity: Barnes, Roma, Young, Ward, Wilde, Leary (R. Williams 71), Russell, J. Williams, Barraclough, Jones (Davis 60), Stamp (Park 77); subs: Lacey, Batty
Guiseley: Drench, Rea, Meynell, Potts, Ellis, Ible, Brooksby, Holdsworth, Hobson (Priestley 49), Marsh, Rothery; subs: Burgess, Scott, Harrison, Montgomery.