Guiseley 1

Kidderminster 2

GUISELEY gave an un-inspiring performance in a defeat at Nethermoor on Tuesday against a side that hadn’t registered a win since mid-October.

On a foul night with a strong wind blowing down the pitch and persistent heavy showers, the visitors adapted better to the conditions than the Lions and could have been a couple of goals to the good going into the break with some steadier finishing.

As it was, they found themselves trailing to a Kaine Felix strike after ex-Lions Cliff Moyo and centre back partner Ryan Johnson had contrived to set up the returning winger, who beat William Mannion with a pristine finish five minutes before the break. Lee Shaw then went close but was denied by Mannion.

Earlier, the ball looked to have crossed the line after Scott Garner had prodded the ball home only to see it cleared from a Guiseley corner, but the officials waved away the home side's claims for a goal.

With hailstones added to the rain on the restart, the game was proving to be a battle against the conditions for both teams, but it was the Harriers who struck 11 minutes in when Ashley Chambers capitalised on some indecisive defending to grab an equaliser.

With the visitors growing in confidence, it was no surprise when they took the lead through when Samuel Austin cut inside and curled a sublime shot into the top corner from 25 yards out on 64 minutes.

Having conceded the lead, the home side re-organised at the back as Hamza Bencherif, who had been playing up front in the absence of the injured Aaron Martin, reverted to his normal centre back position.

Paul Clayton also replaced Shaw, as the Lions sought to get back into the game.

However, it was the visitors who had a goal ruled out for offside with 14 minutes remaining and Brad Nicholson’s timely intervention kept Guiseley’s hopes of salvaging something from the game alive.

Scott Smith and Nathan Newall replaced Dylan Barkers and Nicholson with seven minutes left on the clock, and an additional four minutes of added time saw keeper Marcus Dewhurst added to the bodies in the box as the Lions forced two successive corners, which came to nothing as they slipped to their third home defeat in a row.