Gutsy Guisborough push Marske all the way in Mo Mowlam Tournament

Guisborough Town reached the final of the four-way Mo Mowlam Football Tournament on Sunday for the second year running since its inception and overall acquitted themselves pretty well despite a decisive defeat by neighbouring Marske.

The Priorymen reached the final by beating Redcar Athletic 1-0 in the first semi-final on Saturday while Marske narrowly overcame Redcar car by the same one-goal margin in the other semi played on Saturday.

Against Marske, Guisborough found it hard to get going and find their natural rhythm and found themselves 3-0 down by half-time, with goals from Boyes (10 mins and 31 mins) and Hopson (36 mins).
It had been a dominant first half by the Seasiders and Guisborough were indebted to young keeper Will Cowey for a string of superb saves.

However, Guisborough came out for the second half more positive and reduced the arears to 3-1 just a minute after the break when a Trialist got the final touch to a shot by Jason Blackburn.
But just three minutes later Marske regained their three-goal lead when Kennedy scored following a corner for 4-1.

The Priorymen bounced back in the 59th minute when midfielder Shabs Mohammed drilled a free kick into the Marske box and a Guisborough Trialist took on two defenders before beating former Guisborough goalkeeper Ryan Catterick for 4-2.

It was full credit to the Priorymen for making a game of it but Marske sealed a 5-2 victory in the 79th minute when Guilfoyle beat Cowey in the Guisborough goal to ensure Marske retained the Mo Mowlam Memorial Trophy for the second year running.

Match photos from the Final by Dan Clark

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