HARRIERS picked up a useful point at Guiseley but were again left to rue missed chances that could have given them all three.

Ashley Chambers and Ed Williams squandered key openings at Nethermoor against a direct and physical Guiseley side who only mustered one attempt on target throughout the afternoon.

Manager Neil MacFarlane opted to make one change to his starting line-up after the disappointing Aggborough defeat to struggling FC United of Manchester – Joel Taylor regained his place in the line-up at the expense of Sam Austin who dropped to the bench.

The two sides traded half chances in an even first 15 minutes but The Lions should perhaps have taken a 16th minute lead when a free-kick just inside the Harriers area was delivered into the area, finding the head of Thornton who, unmarked, could only direct a header wide.

Ten minutes later, in-form Williams should have added to his own tally for the season, but struck wide from close range as he ran into the area to meet Taylor’s cut-back with just the goalkeeper to beat.

The opportunity was enough to keep Harriers in the ascendancy and, ultimately, the result was decided by the missing of three further chances ten minutes either side of the break. First, Chambers saw his lob beat Green in goal but also the bar, and Williams then struck across goal and wide after winning the ball from Heaton’s hesitation. Then, on 53 minutes, Weeks lofted a ball over the Guiseley back-line to Bradley, who chased it down before skewing an effort wide.

Just after the hour, Vaughan saw a rising shot well saved before Richards, testing Guiseley off the bench with his pace, struck wide after doing well to keep the ball at his feet inside the area.

Seven from time, Guiseley’s found the target but discovered Hall in good form as he held Heaton’s drive from 25 yards, with Weeks striking narrowly over the bar up at the other end with the visitors’ final real sight of goal for the afternoon, Harriers: Hall, Vaughan, Taylor, O’Connor, Horsfall, Johnson, Weeks, Daniels, Williams, Bradley (Ironside 78), Chambers (Richards 69) Subs: Baxendale, Austin, Digie.

Attendance: 697 Referee: Matthew Corlett