National League
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Guiseley 4-3 Torquay United

Guiseley secured their National League status after winning a seven-goal thriller against Torquay at Nethermoor.

The Lions' success came at the expense of Halifax, who drop into the National League North after managing just a 1-1 draw against Macclesfield.

Oli Johnson, Will Hatfield and Anthony Dudley all scored to give the hosts a 3-0 lead within the opening 30 minutes.

Nathan Blissett and Toby Ajala cut the lead but Dudley scored again before Shaun Harrad made it a nervy finale.

Halifax's failure to win means Guiseley stay up in their debut season in the National League, while Torquay finish three points off the relegation places after being 10 points adrift at the bottom of the table in February.

Line-ups

Guiseley

  • 1Drench
  • 2Toulson
  • 25Atkinson
  • 6Lawlor
  • 3Parker
  • 4Lowe
  • 14Hatfield
  • 33SmithSubstituted forSinclairat 69'minutes
  • 34DudleySubstituted forLockwoodat 90+2'minutes
  • 18JohnsonSubstituted forRotheryat 63'minutes
  • 9Boyes

Substitutes

  • 5Lockwood
  • 10Craddock
  • 11Rothery
  • 17Atkinson
  • 23Sinclair

Torquay

  • 26Moore
  • 22Gerring
  • 19ChaneySubstituted forRacchiat 52'minutes
  • 8YoungSubstituted forReesat 79'minutes
  • 3ButlerBooked at 88mins
  • 6Geohaghon
  • 25Verma
  • 16Richards
  • 14AjalaSubstituted forWrightat 66'minutes
  • 12Harrad
  • 17Blissett

Substitutes

  • 1Fisher
  • 4Rees
  • 10Racchi
  • 24Nicholson
  • 28Wright
Referee:
Ian Hussin

Match Stats

Home TeamGuiseleyAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home14
Away16
Shots on Target
Home8
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Guiseley 4, Torquay United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Guiseley 4, Torquay United 3.

Foul by Ben Gerring (Torquay United).

Steve Drench (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Guiseley. Adam Lockwood replaces Anthony Dudley.

Attempt missed. Shaun Harrad (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Ben Gerring (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Danny Racchi with a cross.

Booking

Dan Butler (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dan Butler (Torquay United).

Adam Boyes (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Adam Boyes (Guiseley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Torquay United).

Robert Atkinson (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

Offside, Guiseley. Emile Sinclair tries a through ball, but Emile Sinclair is caught offside.

Foul by Aman Verma (Torquay United).

Gavin Rothery (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Shaun Harrad (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Ben Gerring (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Dan Butler.

Corner, Torquay United.

Foul by Shaun Harrad (Torquay United).

Gavin Rothery (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Josh Rees replaces Luke Young.

Goal!

Goal! Guiseley 4, Torquay United 3. Shaun Harrad (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Dan Butler with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Shaun Harrad (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Guiseley 4, Torquay United 2. Anthony Dudley (Guiseley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jake Lawlor (Guiseley).

Aman Verma (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Guiseley. Emile Sinclair replaces Adam Smith because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Andre Wright replaces Toby Ajala.

Corner, Torquay United.

Attempt missed. Ben Gerring (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Torquay United.

Substitution

Substitution, Guiseley. Gavin Rothery replaces Oli Johnson.

Corner, Guiseley.

Goal!

Goal! Guiseley 3, Torquay United 2. Toby Ajala (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Guiseley 3, Torquay United 1. Nathan Blissett (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Aman Verma with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Blissett (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Danny Racchi replaces Sam Chaney.

Hand ball by Toby Ajala (Torquay United).

Attempt missed. Courtney Richards (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham4630115873057101
2Forest Green462611969422789
3Braintree4623121156381881
4Grimsby4622141082453780
5Dover4623111275532280
6Tranmere4622121261441778
7Eastleigh4621121364531175
8Wrexham462091771561569
9Gateshead461910175970-1167
10Macclesfield461991860481266
11Barrow461714156471-765
12Woking461710197168361
13Lincoln City461613176968161
14Bromley46179206772-560
15Aldershot46168225472-1856
16Southport461413195265-1355
17Chester461412206771-454
18Torquay461312215476-2251
19Boreham Wood461214204449-550
20Guiseley461116194770-2349
21Halifax461212225582-2748
22Altrincham461014224873-2544
23Kidderminster46913244971-2240
24Welling46811273573-3835
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