Late equaliser frustrates Boston United as Guiseley net stoppage-time equaliser

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Terry Hawkridge. Photo: Oliver AtkinTerry Hawkridge. Photo: Oliver Atkin
Terry Hawkridge. Photo: Oliver Atkin

Nathan Newell smashed home a 95th-minute equaliser as Guiseley earned a 1-1 draw at Boston United.

The Lions substitute claimed a last gap leveller against the run of play deep into time added on.

Terry Hawkridge had looked to secure the three points with a second-half free kick as the Pilgrims put in another authoritative display at the Northolme.

But at the death Newell earned the visitors a point against the run of play.

The first half finished goalless, the first 45 minutes in which the Pilgrims have failed to score this season.

But it wasn’t for a lack of trying as Brad Wade made two great saves to deny Jordan Burrow and got down well to push away a Jordan Thewlis strike.

Connor Dimaio - the only change from Saturday’s win over AFC Telford as he replaced Andi Thanoj - lashed two late efforts off target.

However, it was the Lions who came closest to breaking the deadlock with their only real telling effort of the half.

Huddersfield Town loanee Kian Harrat latched onto Ross Fitzsimons’ poor clearance, lobbing the stranded keeper but seeing his effort rebound back into play off the crossbar.

United’s pressure continued in the second half with the two Jordan’s seeing efforts fly wide of the mark before Hawkridge opened the scoring in the 55th minute.

After being taken out on the edge of the Guiseley penalty area the attacker had the last laugh as he drilled the free kick through a gap in the wall and beyond the dive of Wade.

Wade won the duel as Hawkridge tried his luck from another free kick minutes later.

The game was delayed as Guiseley - who had used their three substitutes - saw Prince Ekpolo stretchered off following a clash with Scott Garner, which saw seven minutes of added time shown.

Burrow side footed an effort wide as Boston piled on the pressure - before a late twist.

As United attempted to clear a late throw in, Newell smashed home an effort through the pack.

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