Going up against our perennial nemesis, Guiseley, to try and end a three game losing run, was always going to be hard, and impartially, Guiseley were worth their win.
Guiseley started the stronger, pressing fast, defending well, and got the opening goal when Gavin Rothery pulled back for Danny Boshell joining the massing Guiseley players, and he struck a cracking, curling effort that flew through a crowded box and past an unsighted Lewis King.
Celtic tried to get into the game, but Guiseley were defending well, and Charlie Ennis went close, and Anthony Malbon held off Danny Ellis to turn and shoot inside the box, but straight at Steve Drench.
To make matters worse, Celtic only half cleared a corner. Wayne Brooksby put it back in and Jake Lawlor ghosted in late and unmarked and volleyed home Guiseley's second. Again Celtic tried, but struggled, Ennis twice going close, forcing Drench into a save and blazing high and wide just before the interval.
Any hope Celtic could start the second half well was ended when a free kick was put into the mix, cleared only for Rothery to bring it straight back and pull it back for Adam Boyes to rifle home.
After the third goal went in, with half an hour to go, Celtic did give it a go. Ben McKenna took his frustration out with a distance shot that drifted wide, whilst Liam Dickinson headed a McKenna cross wide of the mark, and moments later fired low from the edge of the box into Drench's arms. Ennis's last action of the match was to fire a shot wide, signalling his departure and Aidan Chippendale's arrival. Celtic kept coming and Guiseley kept them at bay far too easily at times.
In stoppage time, Celtic finally ended their goal drought when Liam Dickinson used his skill and strength to hold off Ellis, laying the ball into the path of Chippendale who unleashed a rocket of a shot that streaked into the top corner, leaving Drench grasping at air. There was even time to press a little more, but when a corner was cleared well past the three added minutes, it was game over, and Guiseley continued their domination over Celtic.
|8||Boshell, Danny||> 81|
|9||Boyes, Adam||> 79|
|10||Boshell, Nicky||> 69|
|12||Holdsworth, Andy||< 81|
|14||Forrest, DAnny||< 79|
|16||Johnson, Oli||< 69|