GUISBOROUGH Town stretched their unbeaten league run to four matches at Ashington on Saturday when their brilliant young winger Louis Goldsack bagged a brace of goals for the Priorymen, the second one a superb curler into the top corner.

The well-earned and full deserved point went some way to atoning for the disappointingly last-gasp Northern League Cup defeat at Bishop Auckland in midweek. Against an Ashington side nine places above Guisborough in the League, the Priorymen pushed their hosts all the way and in the end could count themselves unfortunate to leave Northumberland with only one point rather than three. The Priorymen showed their fighting spirit as they twice came back from a goal down against Ashington, with the in-form Goldsack leading the Guisborough fightback.

After an end-to-end opening half hour, Ashington took the lead on 32 minutes when winger Dylan Williamson set up a chance for striker Damien Stevens and the former Guisborough man scored to put his side 1-0 up. But Guisborough bounced back barely a minute later when Louis Goldsack scored an equaliser in the 33rd minute.

The scores stayed level at 1-1 to half-time but after the interval Ashington regained their lead just three minutes into the second half when Wayne Buchanan popped up to make it 2-1 to the home side. After a flurry of second half substitutions by both sides, Guisborough clawed their way back into the game on 81 minutes when Goldsack curled a sublime shot into the top corner to make it 2-2 and that’s how it stayed to the final whistle to give the Priorymen their fourth draw on the trot since the start of 2018.

After the game Guisborough Manager Gary Forster commented, “I thought we were good value for the point in difficult windy conditions at Ashington. Although a draw was a fair result, I felt we had the better chances in the game. Overall though, Ashington dealt with the blustery conditions better than we did.”

The draw was the Priorymen’s fourth on the trot in the league since the start of the New Year and this latest point helps keep them seven points clear of Jarrow Roofing who currently occupy the third relegation spot but the Tynesiders have three games in hand. Guisborough’s next league match is a very tough fixture away at North Shields tomorrow (KO 3pm).