Former Republic of Ireland international Sean St Ledger was in temporary charge for the first time as his Guiseley side lost 3-1 at home to Maidenhead United, who are managed by former England man Alan Devonshire.

St Ledger was only recently brought to Nethermoor by Paul Cox and, as a senior professional, the club turned to him to oversee training when Cox was dismissed in midweek. That task led to him being in charge for the visit of the Magpies, who moved up to 12th after their straight-forward victory.

For the Lions the passion was still there and the not inconsiderable skill levels were still on display. The outcome, however, remained the same as Guiseley slumped to their seventh consecutive defeat, leaving them at the foot of the National League.

After a hectic few days, St Ledger said: “I’ve been excited, it’s a new challenge and I was looking forward to the game for the last few days but it’s all about results on a Saturday and obviously a defeat takes all of the excitement away.

“It leaves you with disappointment, frustration and anger. The only good thing is that there’s a quick turnaround and we’ve got a game on Tuesday to try to put it right.

“But the games are running out and the previous management have said that so I don’t want to sound like a parrot.”

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