Dagenham & Redbridge 1 Guiseley 2: Jordan Preston praised by boss Adam Lockwood

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Guiseley produced a marvellous performance as they were able to defeat Dagenham & Redbridge 2-1 away from home.

Adam Lockwood was delighted afterwards: “It’s a tough league, they are a good side, we’ve concentrated on ourselves and at times we were outstanding.

“I’ve talked about it being a squad game, I thought Preston was brilliant, he’s proven what he adds to the squad.”

The away side started well with Derek Asamoah firing a cross past the face of goal, they kept their pressure up and soon took the lead when Jordan Preston curled an effort into the top corner, this sent the away fans into a frenzy and things soon got even better.

The Lions just a minute later had a man advantage when Corey Whitely was sent off after an altercation with Connor Brown, Guiseley were using this to full affect and were unlucky not to have doubled their lead just before half-time when Will Hatfield was excellently denied by Elliot Justham.

With moments to go until half-time it looked like Dag and Red would draw level when Danny Lowe was adjudged to have handled in the area but Jonny Maxted guessed correctly and made a fine save.

Preston after half-time got his second when he cut inside and powered an effort past the home side keeper.

The Lions looked comfortable at 2-0 until in added time Oliver Hawkins was found in the area and scored with a tap in to cause a nervy last few minutes.

This result means Guiseley are still out of the relegation places ahead of a crucial game against North Ferriby United next week.

Dag & Red: Justham, Widdowson, Sheppard, Grant (Doe 46), Donnellan, Boucaud, Whitely, Robson, Okenabirhie (Benson 61), Maguire-Drew (Howells 67), Hawkins

Unused substitutes: Cousins, Staunton

Guiseley: Maxted, Williams, Walton, Lowe, Brown, Lawlor, Hatfield, Rooney, Preston (Boyes 80), Cassidy (Rankine 74), Asamoah (Logan 90)

Unused substitutes: Green, Vidal

Referee: Antony Coggins

Man of the match: Jordan Preston (Guiseley)