Guiseley 0, Matlock Town 2: THE 5-1 defeat at Gainsborough Trinity in the UniBond League President's Cup on Saturday seemed tro have knocked Guiseley's confidence when they faced Matlock Town on Monday.

They created little in a game which saw their eight match unbeaten league run ended.

At Gainsborough Guiseley went 2-0 down in the semi-final but Ryan Senior with his 16th strike of the season pulled it back to 2-1 in the 49th minute when Mark Stuart headed David Cooke's cross into his path.

Just three minutes later and Guiseley were 3-1 down as Lee Ellington, back in the Trinity side after a long injury lay-off, netted his second. He went on to complete a hat-trick and the rout was completed when Darren Connell netted in the 65th minute.

Manager Neil Parsley had made changes to the side that beat Ashton United replacing himself at right-back with Phil Sharpe and restoring Nicky Hey to the forward line in place of Lee Reilly.

Guiseley were not as effective as they had been against Ashton and were always chasing the game.

For the game against Matlock the pitch was heavily sanded after Saturday's Reserve team game against Altrincham was called off at the last minute by the match referee following yet more wet weather.

In a fast and furious game Guiseley were never able to take control. Ryan Senior shot wide in the 19th minute and then David Cooke's right foot shot was well saved.

After a scoreless first-half Senior had a chance to put Guiseley ahead but again the 'keeper saved.

Matlock went ahead in the 57th minute when Ian Clarke netted. Cooke, who is enjoying a purple patch of form of late, then headed over from Mark Stuart's free-kick but Guiseley produced little else in the way of chances.

Steve Taylor made it 2-0 for Matlock and although Guiseley threw on Nicky Hey, Peter Sumner and Richard Chattoe it was all in vain and their eight match unbeaten run came to an end.

l On Saturday Guiseley entertain Chorley with a 3 pm kick-off. The Reserves are at Accrington Stanley with a 2 pm kick-off.

On Tuesday the first team travel to Radcliffe Borough.

In the Easter school holidays players from the club will be running a soccer school at Nethermoor Park. Details from 01943 879236.

Sunday, May 5, has been earmarked for the annual junior tournament.