GUISELEY'S good form has been punctured by two devastating blows today.

Not only has the coronavirus outbreak seen the Vanarama National League North season suspended with immediate effect, but their prolific striker Aaron Martin has left to join Harrogate Town.

Martin only joined the Lions in the summer from Brighouse Town, but despite suffering injuries and suspensions, he still managed to score 17 times in 23 appearances for the club.

His efforts have attracted the attention of National League title chasers Harrogate, who have paid a five-figure sum to get their man on a full-time basis

In a club statement, a Guiseley spokesperson said: “Unfortunately, despite the club making several offers to extend Aaron’s contract over the last few months, his wish has always been to play full time football.

“The club has accepted a five figure offer for Aaron and we wish him all the best for the rest of his career.”

Guiseley had just hit a great run of form, following up last weekend's 3-0 league win over Leamington and a 2-1 victory at Harrogate in the West Riding County Cup semi-final two days later with a stunning success at King's Lynn Town on Saturday.

They beat the league favourites 1-0 courtesy of a first half goal from Kaine Felix to move to within four points of the play-offs.

But with that set to be their last National League North fixture for the foreseeable future, and with Martin having now departed, can they pick up where they left off, if and when the season resumes?