GUISELEY were indebted to a superb performance from goalkeeper Brad Wade, as they drew 2-2 with rivals Farsley Celtic at Nethermoor on Boxing Day in the National League North.

Farsley roared out of the blocks, with Carl Johnston firing wide in the opening minute, before a mad scramble in the box saw Wade make three or four superb saves to keep the visitors out.

After all that, it was Guiseley who took the lead after eight minutes.

George Cantrill played a great ball in to the prolific Kaine Felix, who struck a lovely shot past former Lions stopper Steven Drench to put the home side in front.

Halfway through the first period, Farsley levelled.

Chukwudalu Molokwu fouled Luke Parkin in the area, and up stepped Will Hayhurst, who sent Wade the wrong way from the spot to score.

Wade then made a fantastic save to deny Johnston, but he was powerless to stop a fine Hayhurst effort from the edge of the box after half an hour, which flew in to give Farsley the lead.

It was a quiet start to the second half, but the game sprung into life when Guiseley youngster Nathan Newall equalised on 66 minutes with a great finish low into the corner.

Hayhurst fired just over from a narrow angle on the hunt for his hat-trick, before a Felix effort was diverted behind by Drench.

Jonathan Wafula headed just wide for Guiseley with 15 minutes to go, but it was Farsley who almost stole the game at the death.

Two visiting substitutes combined, with Tyler Walton finding Jake Charles, but his shot cannoned off the post.

The danger was still not over, but Wade was there once again to make a brilliant stop on the rebound.

Jimmy Spencer dragged a shot wide for Farsley with virtually the last kick of the game, as it finished honours even.

The draw moves Guiseley up to 18th in the table, ahead of today's tricky game at York City.