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Brooksby's double seals Guiseley cup win
12:34pm Wednesday 10th October 2012 in Sport
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Guiseley 3 Colwyn Bay 1
Midfieldman Wayne Brooksby scored twice as Guiseley came from a goal down to clinch their place in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round.
The victory means that they will be at home on October 20 to either Hednesford and Buxton with the lure of £12,500 in prize money and a place in the first round proper for the winners.
Guiseley were determined not to slip up after battling hard to earn a 1-1 draw in North Wales on Saturday.
They secured a lot of possession in the first half but didn’t create many goal-scoring chances.
James Walshaw provided the main threat for the home side and tested goalkeeper Chris Sanna with a free kick.
Colwyn Bay stunned Guiseley when they took the after 30 minutes with a fine curling strike from Rob Hopley which was too good for goalie Steve Drench.
Manager Steve Kittrick, who was due to watch the Hednesford and Buxton replay, clearly roused his side at half-time.
Brooksby rattled a post before equalising with a shot from close range.
It was Brooksby who then put Guiseley ahead when he showed calmness to slot the ball home after being put clear.
Colwyn Bay’s former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair then saw red for an off-the-ball incident before sub Gavin Rothery made it 3-1 after Brooksby created the opening.
Josh Wilson and former Colwyn Bay striker Kevin Holsgrove both went close to adding to the score in the closing minutes.
Boss Steve Kittrick said: “I thought we rushed everything first half but in the second we were tremendous.
“We’re a good passing team and I knew once we got them in at half time and got some confidence in them we’d be OK.”
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