RESURGENT Guisborough Town continued their recent revival at Washington on Saturday with their second win on the spin and their third in the last four games to pull further away from the relegation zone in the Northern League first division.

It was a terrific all-round performance by the Priorymen, with midfield proving the engine room for Guisborough going smoothly through the gears up front. Four goals from different players were deserved reward for Guisborough’s fluent attacking play and as an added bonus the Priorymen kept a clean sheet for the first time in six matches.

After soaking up some early pressure Guisborough came close on several occasions to breaking the deadlock before in the 37th minute winger Louis Goldsack was fouled in the area and Nathan Steel calmly despatched the penalty home.

Interestingly, the foul on Goldsack was committed by Washington’s former French international and ex-Tottenham and Sunderland full back, 38-year-old Pascal Chimbonda. The trip he executed on Goldsack, though, was Sunday League level but also showed what a handful the young Guisborough winger has become.

Guisborough completely dominated the rest of the first half and had the ball in the Washington net just before half-time but it was flagged offside.

In the second half the Priorymen had to wait until just after the hour mark before they doubled their lead when Goldsack got through one on one with the Washington goalkeeper and slotted the ball home to make it 2-0. In the 68th minute Guisborough roared into a 3-0 lead when summer signing Mark Robinson scored his first goal.

With two minutes of normal time remaining substitute Mason McNeill continued his recent rich vein of scoring by making it a resounding 4-0 victory to the Priorymen.

Manager Gary Forster could barely conceal his delight with his team’s performance but also counselled caution about getting carried away when he commented after the game: “We are obviously over the moon after today’s match, but we’ve also got to realise that the hard work starts now.

"We have probably significantly eased any relegations fears with our recent improved run, but we also know we need to kick on further from here to achieve all our personal targets that we set ourselves before the season’s start."

Tomorrow Guisborough play Ashington FC at the KGV Stadium, and there is a special offer of match admission, a programme, golden goal ticket, half-time refreshments, a steak pie and peas supper and admission to hear former Boro star, Craig Hignett, speaking at around 6.30pm. Tickets are £15, £12 for concessions and £10 for season ticket holders, available from Don Cowan on 07504 678330.

On Wednesday, Guisborough play Northallerton Town at the KGV Stadium in the second round of the League Cup, kick-off 7.45pm.