First & Last: Guiseley

A look back at past meetings between Harriers and Guiseley

Johnny Harkness (r) netted a free-kick winner at Guiseley

Harriers go in search of their first ever league points against Guiseley this weekend.

This week’s First & Last may be a little shorter than some we’ve had in the past, but the conclusions to draw are swift – the Reds have yet to get off the mark against the Nethermoor Park outfit.

The only time they have tasted victory against The Lions came in 2007. The FA Trophy draw for the First Round sent Harriers up north, a Tuesday night needed to overcome an original Saturday postponement. Even that game threatened to look like a bad night at the office when James Hanson struck in the third minute, leaving Harriers staring down the barrel.

That was, though, until the final 12 minutes. Russ Penn stepped up and equalised and, with a replay looming, Harriers snatched all three points at the death with Jonny Harkness netting a screamer of a free-kick with virtually the last kick of the night.

The two teams have met twice since, with both results going the way of Guiseley. It was 2015/16, the season of Harriers’ relegation from the National League. An Adam Boyes goal five minutes from time earned the hosts all three points at Nethermoor Park, before Liam Dickinson struck the only goal of the game with 79 on the clock to take the maximum share of the spoils from Aggborough in the return fixture.

Three meetings, then, and only a little bit to cheer for Harriers. What price on more late drama once again this time around?

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