Altrincham 1 Guiseley 1

DEFENDER Andy Halls scored a spectacular first goal for Guiseley to earn them a National League North point at Moss Road today.

The former Chester player stunned the home crowd midway through the second half when he picked up the ball on halfway, beat two defenders, and fired a low shot into the net from 25yards which helped the Lions to extend their unbeaten run to five games.

It was a stunning strike and cancelled out Jordan Hulme's 56th minute goal.

Joint-managers Marcus Bignot and Russ O'Neill will be pleased with the point, but disappointed by the way that their side defended the corner which enabled the unmarked Hulme to score.

The Lions showed their attacking intent in the closing stages when strikers Paul Clayton and Reece Thompson were thrusts into the action, but despite some late pressure they were unable to snatch a winner.

Altrincham had been the better side in the first half with Max Harrop proving a real handful for full back Cliff Moyo, but Guiseley stood firm.

Halls was a strong presence in defence and the only real scare came when Harrop fired in a cross which Hulme turned into the side netting.

Guiseley had plenty of possession but failed to fashion clear-cut chances. Their delivery from set pieces didn't help their cause, but another point away from home and seven from their first seven games, represents a reasonable start for the new-look side.