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Posted Sat 15 Mar 14 at 18:42 PM

Jevons Tames the Lions

County fought back from being 3-1 down to get a deserved 3-3 draw thanks to a hat-trick from County captain Phil Jevons.

The game started slowly with very few chances for either team in the first 20 minutes, however County had the greater amount of possession and probed at the Guiseley defence. The best from open play came when Jamie Milligan played a long pass down the left to find Kristian Dennis who cut inside but his shot from a tight angle went wide. Jamie Milligan who was a constant presence in the middle of the park, was very close to getting the opening goal with a powerful free-kick which went agonisingly wide.

On the 35th minute County went close again when a Platt corner came to Dennis on the post who volleyed the ball goalwards but it hit a Guiseley defender. However, minutes later County conceded when Wayne Brooksby cut inside from the left wing and placed the ball under Ian Ormson. Almost instantly County equalised with a dreamy Milligan pass finding Jevons in space who controlled and brilliantly and squeezed the ball past Steve Dench.

The second half again started very slow with little to note until Guiseley scored to edge infron once more. Adam Boyes controlled well and lobbed Ormson but with Lees demanding offside County felt unlucky. County’s were dealt a further blow when on the 67th minute Guiseley went 3-1 up when Danny Ellis lost Duxbury from a corner and headed home. 

County however weren’t going to lie down and on the 75th minute Jevons popped up again with a stunning volley inside the box to give the Hatters a fighting chance of getting something out of the game.

County kept throwing everything at Guiseley and luck turned their way at last when in the last minute of added time, a free kick was deemed to have been handled in the box by a Guiseley player and a penalty awarded.

To a deafening roar from the County supporters, Jevon’s stepped up and coolly placed the ball into the back of the net.

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