Guiseley 0 - 8 Town (Friendly). A STRONG Town side turned on the style and the power to crush UniBond League Guiseley at Nethermoor last night.
Two up at half time through Andy Booth and Adnan Ahmed, Town overpowered Neil Parsley's side with five goals in the space of 11 second-half minutes.
Then, to put the seal on a thoroughly entertaining and commanding performance, Ahmed scored the goal of the game with a thumping 20-yard drive seven minutes from time to reward several hundred travelling Town fans.
It was the club's fifth straight win of pre-season watched by manager Peter Jackson and coach Terry Yorath and they will be hoping to add a sixth when the first team tackle Wrexham at the Racecourse on Saturday (3.00).
Three former Town players - Simon Trevitt, Jez Illingworth and Mark Stuart - were in the opposition line-up, but Guiseley were quickly on the back foot as Booth dominated up front, Jon Worthington controlled midfield and Phil Senior's defence were rarely put under pressure.
With trialist Stuart Preston impressing on the right flank and Danny Schofield looking sharp, Booth pounced from close range to open the scoring from a Schofield cross on 21 minutes, and Schofield had hit the bar by the time Ahmed followed in Worthington's shot to extend the lead on 38 minutes.
Only a brilliant save by keeper John Lamb prevented Ahmed scoring again before the break - Stuart had Guiseley's only shot on target - and the home side were even more strongly under the cosh in the second half.
Attacking freely with individual skill and excellent teamwork, Town blitzed their hosts after Worthington wriggled past several defenders to slot a fine third goal on 62 minutes.
Preston showed his coolness to slot the fourth two minutes later and, barely 90 seconds later, Anthony Lloyd crossed for Schofield to chest down and dispatch a cracking volley.
Guiseley were on the rack and, when Paul Scott headed home from a free-kick (71 mins) and substitute Steve Kenworthy nipped in at the near post to convert a Preston cross (73 mins), it looked like Town would get into double figures.
John McCombe and Scott both went close before Worthington and Kenworthy combined to tee up Ahmed for his cracking second of the match and complete Guiseley's misery.
Town - Senior, Holdsworth, Lloyd, Holland (Collins 69), McCombe, Scott, Preston, Worthington, Booth (Kenworthy 69), Schofield (McAliskey 69), Ahmed. Subs not used: Tunnacliffe, Giles, Young.