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Garry Hunter shoots out Guiseley at the death
Barrow 1, Guiseley 0
There was heartbreak for Guiseley as they exited the FA Cup after hosts Barrow snatched a stoppage-time winner in this first-round replay.
The Lions came agonisingly close to booking a place in the second round for the first time in their history when substitute Nicky Boshell hit the bar with a header from an 87th-minute corner.
It was possibly the hosts’ best chance to win the tie but the home side had also struck the woodwork earlier.
The first meeting at Nethermoor finished 2-2 after Guiseley had let a two-goal lead slip but there was no prospect of four goals in the replay.
It was a very tight contest but James Walshaw had two early sights of goal, with his fifth-minute effort going over the target before his next shot was saved.
Kevin Holsgrove and Andy Holdsworth were the only two of the visitors’ men to have a chance in the first half – and there was not a lot of goalmouth action after the interval either.
A header from Danny Ellis flashed wide before Walshaw put a shot wide when he only had the home keeper to beat.
Danny Boshell saw a shot deflected wide a minute before brother Nicky’s header against the bar and Ellis had a stoppage-time shot saved.
Garry Hunter then settled it for Barrow – even later into time added on – with a strike worthy of winning such a close tie.
Hunter hit a screamer from outside the area to earn the Cumbrians home advantage over Macclesfield Town in the next round a week on Saturday.
Guiseley director Stuart Allen said: “It was a very long way home on windy roads and it was a much longer journey after losing.
“It was very late when Barrow scored, but then there were very few chances in the game.
“It was certainly a midfield battle rather than a free-flowing game and with what was at stake you can understand that.”