GUISELEY will be in tomorrow’s draw for the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup but only just, after they were held to a 2-2 draw by a side from two divisions below them.

The Lions’ third qualifying round hosts were Cleethorpes Town and they too will be in the hat after coming back from two goals down inside the last six minutes at the New Linden.

Following a goalless first half, the Vanarama National League North outfit had taken a firm grip of the tie with two goals in a five minute spell midway through the second period.

The home side booked a replay at Nethermoor this Tuesday though with strikes in the 84th and 89th minutes.

The Lions had the ball in the net in the first half when Will Hatfield guided home a header, but the goal was disallowed as the officials had spotted a push in the build up.

Hatfield was not to be denied and he broke the deadlock when he slotted past the Owls’ keeper Dylan Parkin in the 62nd minute.

Minutes later, Kingsley James drilled a long range shot into the corner of Parkin’s net to give the visitors some breathing space.

The home side almost got a foothold five minutes later but a good effort came back off the bar and was cleared. Guiseley countered and a fine effort from Hatfield clattered Parkin’s bar.

Guiseley keeper Joe Green had not been overworked but he was beaten for the first time with five minutes to go. A free kick was headed back by Oli Donald and substitute Danny North bundled it over the line.

With less than two minutes of normal time remaining, Scott Vernon headed past Green to set up a midweek trip to West Yorkshire for the Lincolnshire side.

Lions’ joint manager Russ O’Neill said, “We’re absolutely devastated – they feel like they have won the tie and we feel as though we’ve lost it but we do live to fight another day and we go to Tuesday.

“But with six minutes to go, we were 2-0 up and cruising and we could have been three or four up.

"We had created chances but, similar to the York City game last weekend, we didn’t take them and when you’ve got to stand up and be strong – they change their shape, go long and hit things more direct and they get their reward.

“If it had gone on another five minutes I think they might have got a winner but hopefully we’ll get the job done on Tuesday.”