Press Round-Up: Away v Maidstone United
All the news and views from the draw at Maidstone's Gallagher Stadium.
Vanarama National League: Maidstone United 1 Guiseley 1 A STOPPAGE-time penalty earned Guiseley a point from their trip to Maidstone United but it still leaves the Lions in the Vanarama National League relegation zone. After a trip to Berkshire last weekend, another long journey - this time to Kent - was not ideal for Paul Cox's men.
Bradford Telegraph and Argus
Guiseley gained a late point in a 1-1 National League draw at Maidstone United thanks to a penalty from Frank Mulhern. Guiseley started brightly and should have been a goal up in the opening minutes, with Mike Fondop - who scored on his debut on Tuesday - forcing Maidstone goalkeeper Lee Worgan into a smart save.
Frank Mulhern's late penalty salvaged an unlikely point for struggling Guiseley from a 1-1 draw at in-form Maidstone. The substitute stroked home past Maidstone keeper Lee Worgan in stoppage time to give Paul Cox's men only their third away point of the season.
An injury-time penalty denied Maidstone victory over National League strugglers Guiseley. Zavon Hines' first-half opener looked set to be enough for a United side who weren't at their best. But they were stunned in the second minute of added time when referee Neil Hair pointed to the spot for a challenge by Reece Prestedge and substitute Frank Mulhern scored.
The Stones started with their usual three-man central midfield of Reece Prestedge, Stuart Lewis and Jai Reason against a Guiseley side placed third from bottom with only two wins all season. A three-man central midfield looked a little too defensive for my liking. Talented Jack Richards came in for Johan ter horst and this addition...
Maidstone thought they had pulled further ahead with 36 minutes gone when Richards turned the ball in from close range following a corner from Hines and a header on from Joe Pigott but Richards was adjudged to be in an offside position.
The substitute stroked home past Maidstone keeper Lee Worgan after Will Hatfield had been tripped in stoppage time to give Paul Cox's men only their second away point of the season. Zavon Hines unlocked the visitors' defence early on, intercepting a misplaced ball and rounding Jonny Maxted before slotting home.
Guiseley gained a late point thanks to a stoppage-time penalty at Maidstone United. With the game looking to have been lost, the Lions were awarded a spot kick and substitute Frank Mulhern converted. Relieved Guiseley manager Paul Cox said: "It is a good point considering when we scored.
Jay Saunders admitted he would have been delighted with three points against lowly Guiseley, managed by the experienced Paul Cox, but had to settle for one.
An audioBoom post by Guiseley
Jay Saunders said Maidstone's game against Guiseley was horrible to watch. The Stones boss put that down to the visitors' approach and wasn't about to criticise his players after they conceded an injury-time penalty in a 1-1 draw.
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