A LEE Shaw hat-trick and a thunderous shot from Dylan Barkers plus a smart finish by Gabriel Johnson saw the Lions ease through to a West Riding County Cup semi-final tie with a 5-2 win at Goole on Tuesday.

With Saturday’s game at Kettering postponed, the Guiseley management took the opportunity to give the first team squad a workout against a Goole side who play there divisions below the Lions in the Northern Counties East Premier Division.

The game started as expected with the visitors and favourites on the front foot, but despite several assaults on the home goal it wasn’t until the 22nd minute that the Lions finally made a breakthrough when Shaw finished a fine move with aplomb to beat Aiden Smith from close in.

Following that opening goal, the two teams played out the rest of the half without scoring and Guiseley went into the break with a 1-0 lead.

The second half saw something of a goal fest as Shaw grabbed his second when he converted Johnson’s low cross and Barkers' thunderous shot put the Lions 3-0 up.

Johnson added a fourth with a smart run down the left channel before former Lion Devonte Newman-Morton converted a spot-kick to give the home side some hope just after the hour.

Spurred on by their breakthrough, the Vikings further reduced the deficit with eight minutes left on the clock with a low show into the corner past Bradley Wade.

Guiseley struck back again when Shaw was able to capitalise on some great approach play to complete his hat-trick and restore the visitors' three-goal lead.

Guiseley will now travel to North Yorkshire to face National League side Harrogate Town, currently second in the table, in the semi-final on Tuesday, March 3.

The winners will play either Thackley or Farsley Celtic, who play their semi-final at Dennyfield on Tuesday.

The final is due to take place on Tuesday, April 7.