Guiseley 0 Forest Green Rovers 1

A GOAL for the visitors eight minutes from time broke Guiseley hearts after they had put in a tremendous performance – and also kept Forest Green Rovers in second place in the National League.

It was tough on the Lions who had put in a solid shift and created chances. Emile Sinclair sent in a shot that hit both posts and there were chances for Anthony Dudley and Nicky Boshell in the goalless first half.

Guiseley keeper Dan Atkinson had to be at his best against title-chasing Rovers and he made some fine saves.

Into the second half, Boshell and Liam Atkinson went close before Sinclair was denied by the woodwork yet again when his shot was deflected onto the bar.

But it was Forest Green who took all three points back to Gloucester after Brett Williams’ late match-winning strike.

FARSLEY CELTIC had few chances as they lost 3-0 at home to Evo-Stik Division One North play off rivals Burscough.

The Celts would have gone above their seventh-placed visitors with a win, but first half goals from Billy Smart and Will Jones and one after the break by Nick Ryan made it a comfortable night for Burscough.

THACKLEY were pegged back by a late equaliser for a second successive time in the Toolstation Northern Counties East Premier Division.

They led 1-0 at home to Pontefract Coillieries last night thanks to Andy Wood’s 58th minute strike, but Brad Kerr levelled from the penalty spot.

SILSDEN’S proposed trip to Harrogate Town didn't go ahead, and LIVERSEDGE were also left frustrated as a mid-afternoon pitch inspection ended both their hopes of welcoming Clipstone in the Toolstation Northern Counties East Premier Division and ending their 115-day wait for a home game.

BRADFORD PARK AVENUE will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing defeat at the weekend tonight but they face a tough game as Boston United make the trip to Horsfall Stadium.

The Pilgrims are sixth in the National League North table and are outside the play off places on goal difference only, despite losing their last two league games.

They were beaten 1-0 at lowly Gloucester City and then lost 3-0 at home to Stalybridge Celtic in their last run out which was a week last Saturday.

Avenue went down by the same scoreline in their last game although they did create chances at Lowestoft Town at the weekend. Callum Chippendale, Craig King, Lamin Colley and Chib Chilaka all had chances in the 3-0 defeat.

Bradford boss Martin Drury is waiting on updates from the injured players before finalising his squad.