Guiseley slipped deeper into trouble in the National League as they went down at home to Gateshead last night.
With only one other relegation-threatened side playing last night, this was a big opportunity missed for the Lions.
Manager Paul Cox said: “We weren’t effective enough in front of goal. We tried to get in the areas, but we didn’t make it happen.
“It was a result where a goal, a bit of luck can change it.”
Gateshead took the lead with their first chance as a ball over the top saw Wes York take the ball into area and fire a shot into the bottom left-hand corner.
The visitors dominated the first half and should have been 2-0 up with a cross finding Paddy McCloughlin who – from the edge of the area – fired just wide.
The hosts upped the intensity for the start of the second half with Dayle Southwell forcing a save from James Montgomery.
Gateshead, though, had another great chance when Jordan Burrow hit a post with a header.
Guiseley’s hopes rose when a cross found Rowan Liburd, but with most the goal to aim at he hit Montgomery. Ex-FC Halifax Town man Richard Peniket was then denied by Luke Coddington.
The result leaves Guiseley bottom of the table ten points adrift of fifth-bottom Barrow who drew 1-1 with Sutton United.
Guiseley left-back Marcus Williams has joined York City on loan until the end of the season.
He links up once again with former team-mate Connor Brown, who has had his loan deal with the Minstermen made permanent.