How do you break down a resilient and stubborn defence?
How do you come back from behind and salvage three points in the last five minutes of a game?
How do you stay calm when all around are losing their heads?
Danny Cowley’s men provided the answers to these questions in a performance which required patience, a cool head and perseverance.
Let’s face it Guiseley’s position in the table is false. They are a decent outfit.
Their tactics were simple and effective: defend for your lives and hit Lincoln on the break.
Sam Habergham’s own goal came about from a Guiseley counter-attack from defence.
The opposition’s tactics worked until Alan Power’s equalising penalty in the second half.
After that they lost their self-discipline as well as two players and a manager!
What can we learn after that performance?
- Keep probing, roll your sleeves and dig in.
- Be patient and believe.
- Stick with it even though things are not working as they should.
- Maintain your fitness and overpower the opposition until the referee’s final whistle.
- Maintain spirit and team work.
That’s what Danny’ players managed to do yesterday.
It was not always pretty but hey it’s another three points on the board and a return to winning ways.
Not to mention a return to the top of the table.