Subs: Dixon, Fitzpatrick, White, Panayiotou, Makoma
68: Panayiotou replaced Harrison
Booked: Dunne (88 – foul on Thompson)
Guiseley: Green, Brown, Lowe, Palmer, Lawlor, Hatfield, Rooney, Molyneux, Correia, Odejayi, Atkinson
Subs: Hurst, Thompson, Mulhern, Williams, East
65: Thompson replaced Correia
80: Hurst replaced Molyneux
Booked: Hatfield (64)
On a night of persistent rain and playing under the new floodlights for the first time, Barrow and Guiseley battled out a goalless stalemate in front of a crowd of 1,072 including 52 visiting fans.
Although Guiseley started brightly, Barrow had the first shots on goal in the 14th minute. Gomis first shot at the keeper after a pass from Harrison and then crossed over to Harrison at the far post who could just not connect to poke the ball in from close range. Three minutes later, a Barthram shot from outside the area was saved by Green. Two Barrow corners came to nothing but then in the 25th minute, Joseph Green was at full stretch to punch a low Asa Hall shot away to his right.
Just after the half hour, Guiseley threatened with a Molyneux free kick; this was deflected out for a Rooney corner which Moore caught. Moore then saved a Rooney free kick and two minutes later blocked a header from Palmer following another Molyneux free kick. With four minutes left of the half, Molyneux crossed along Barrow’s goal line but no-one could tap the dangerous ball in. In the 45th minute a very quickly taken free kick from 30 yards out by Brown crashed against Barrow’s left post and the rebound was headed wide by Lawlor.
White replaced Yussuf at half-time and Barrow kicked off the second half determined to re-assert authority. Within a minute, a Bauress cross was fumbled by Green but there was no one to capitalise on the error. In the 57th minute, Green also struggled to hold a long range strike from Gomis.
Both sides tried to ring the changes; in the 65th minute, Thompson replaced Correia, and three minutes later Panayiotou came on for Harrison.
In the 78th minute, Moore tipped over a long range Palmer strike and Hurst replaced Molyneux as Guiseley started to press forward more. However, Barrow defended well and rallied again, a good ball from Panayioutou giving Bauress a great chance on goal the 86th minute. However, he fired straight at the keeper.
Three minutes later, Hurst drilled a low shot through the players from range which went just wide of the left post. A promising Barrow attack in injury time came to nothing and both sides had to be content with the draw.
Barrow’s Man of the Match award was given to Thierry Audel. We climb two places to 18th with our next game at home to Torquay on Saturday, kick off 3pm.
Our thanks as always to Derek for the report.