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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Guiseley 4, Torquay United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Guiseley 4, Torquay United 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ben Gerring (Torquay United).

  4. Post update

    Steve Drench (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Guiseley. Adam Lockwood replaces Anthony Dudley.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    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.

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Dan Butler (Torquay United).

  10. Post update

    Adam Boyes (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Blissett (Torquay United).

  13. Post update

    Robert Atkinson (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Aman Verma (Torquay United).

  16. Post update

    Gavin Rothery (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Harrad (Torquay United).

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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