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Posted Sat 05 Sep 15 at 17:01 PM

TORQUAY UNITED 1 GUISELEY 1

TORQUAY United stepped out for our first encounter with Guiseley as we looked to make a return to winning ways.

It was the visitors who created the first opportunity of the game in the eighth minute but Fabian Spiess saved well to keep them at bay.

Then a free-kick caused problems for United as Guiseley hit the woodwork before Angus MacDonald was on hand to clear the loose ball as it rebounded back into the danger area.

As the half went on, it was our opponents who were looking the most likely side, but as we started to get into our stride, Dan Butler delivered an inviting ball in for Alex Fisher who just failed to make a connection.

There were loud appeals for a United penalty just before the half-hour, but the referee waved away the protests. Shortly afterwards he did point to the spot, but sadly it was at the other end of the field as Exodus Geohaghon was penalised for a foul.

Liam Dickinson stepped up and opened the scoring as he beat Spiess.

The lead didn't last long, though, as Geohaghon made his presence felt at the right end as he was on hand to guide the ball home and level matters.

The score remained at 1-1 going into the break.

United came out with purpose at the start of the second period and we almost edged in front when James Hurst's cross found Fisher who went close. Then a delicious pass from Geohaghon fed Malachi Lavelle-Moore whose attempt was saved at the near post.

It was United who were the better side in the opening exchanges of the second half and Butler whipped in another cross which caused concern amongst the Guiseley back-line but no-one was on hand to take advantage.

The visitors were proving to be stubborn opposition and difficult to break down as Hurst's positive run ended with a strike that was saved without too many problems.

With Joe Quigley on for Lavelle-Moore, Guiseley rattled the woodwork once more as they looked to snatch a winner.

As the clock ticked down, a great run from Quigley ended with the on-loan youngster getting in a strike that was deflected just wide as the resulting corner came to nothing.

Try as we might, the winning goal would just not come as we had to settle for a share of the spoils.

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