Guiseley beaten as Terriers tame Lions

Guiseley beaten as Terriers tame Lions

Guiseley's Gavin Rothery breaks clear from Huddersfield's Matt Crooks and Duane Holmes

Ben Parker weaves his way through two Huddersfield players

Danny Forrest, right, battles with Jordan Sinnott

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Guiseley 1 Huddersfield Town 4

Guiseley suffered a heavy defeat in their latest friendly tonight as Huddersfield Town rattled in three second-half goals.

It was an unwanted treble for the Lions as the Terriers followed neighbouring Football League outfits Bradford City and Leeds United by winning at Nethermoor.

The opening half hour was tight with few chances but the visitors broke the deadlock soon after, Duane Holmes on target.

Guiseley boss Mark Bower made the first of his substitutions during the break, keeper Steve Drench making way for Conor Crossley. The young stopper was soon beaten, though, as Holmes turned provider with a through ball for Harry Bunn.

The home side pegged the Terriers back when Adam Boyes made it 2-1 but Oli Norwood and Jake Charles were both on target to give Huddersfield a three goal margin.

It was a tough run-out for Guiseley and coming just two days after Leeds United won 2-0 with two late goals Bower felt his players were jaded.

He said: “You could definitely see Saturday’s game in the players’ legs.

“We were off the pace and obviously very tired, but its pre-season and the lads have worked hard.

“We had good spells of play ourselves and passed the ball well but we couldn’t get any penetration. But we were up against a very good Huddersfield side with a lot of first teamers, top quality Championship players.

“It was a good work out and the lads have certainly got some game time in their legs and that’s what it's all about. It was a disappointing result for us but we can take positives from it. We scored a good goal, kept our shape well for 35 to 40 minutes and got valuable minutes on the pitch.

“We have had a punishing schedule (five games in 12 days) but gradually built the lads up and it’s all preparation for Leamington in two and a half weeks' time.”

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