Guiseley 3 Stockport County 0

Guiseley made it two wins out of two at the start of the Conference North season by beating Stockport County convincingly at Nethermoor, tonight.

Mark Bower’s men got their season off to a good start with a 1-0 win at Leamington on Saturday and they shifted up a gear for the first home game of the campaign.

The Lions were threatening from the start against the former Football League outfit but Adam Boyes just failed to connect with Oli Johnson’s early ball in from the right flank.

The home side continued to push forward and a good effort from Danny Forrest was parried by County keeper Danny Hurst and Danny Boshell fired just wide from the rebound.

Steve Drench had to be alert to save a free kick but Guiseley were soon back on the front foot with Boyes heading just over from a Forrest corner.

Boyes eventually broke the deadlock, following good work from Gavin Rothery, and soon after Danny Ellis fired in Guiseley’s second.

Forrest made way for Wayne Brooksby during the interval and the substitute swept in the third to put the gloss on Guiseley’s victory which takes them to the top of the table.

Bower said, “I was really pleased with the performance.

“Stockport came and made it difficult, they put bodies in the way and tried to play the game the right way.

“We created a couple of early opportunities although the final ball was lacking a little bit of quality.

“But I thought that once we got in front we played some good stuff.

“If the only criticism after the game is that we eased off a bit once we were 3-0 up, I’ll take that.

“Some of the football we have played in both games has been pleasing and we have kept two clean sheets by defending well