Guiseley 2, Hinckley United 4

The second-placed side lost at home to the basement outfit on a remarkable last day of the season in Blue Square Bet North.

The upshot of the drama is that Guiseley will face neighbours FC Halifax Town three times now that the regular league campaign has ended.

The Lions and the Shaymen will compete home and away in the play off semi-finals, with a one-off stab at the remaining promotion place the spoils for the victor, before meeting in the West Riding County Cup final.

There was a stunned silence when Hinckley took the lead in the 14th minute, and the atmosphere at Nethermoor was flat when Luke Richards capitalised on a defensive mix-up to bag his second goal just before the break.

Lions manager Steve Kittrick made changes, and in the 70th minute Andy Pearson headed in a Paddy Mullen corner, and minutes later substitute James Walshaw gave the home supporters hope.

It was short-lived as the party poopers went back in front moments later through Liam Canavan, and then put the result beyond doubt, Gavin Hurren scoring their fourth.

Guiseely have been certain of the runners-up spot for some time but what they did not know was who their opponents in the play-offs would be.

Lee Sinnott’s Altrincham ended Halifax’s hopes of fourth place with a handsome win on the last day.

Sinbad’s men won 6-0 at home to Droylsden, who finished second from bottom, above only Hinckley, while the Shaymen suffered a 1-0 defeat at Stalybridge Celtic, despite their hosts having ten men for three-quarters of the game.

Stalybridge’s Callum Warburton was shown a straight red card in the 23rd minute but Mitchell Austin scored the only goal of the game on the half-hour.

Halifax will host Guiseley on Tuesday in the first leg of the play-off. Altrincham will at home to third- placed Brackley Town.