AFC Telford United: Liam Watson looks to lift players

Bucks Head

AFC Telford boss Liam Watson says it is his job to lift his players following Tuesday's shock 6-1 loss at Guiseley.

The Bucks headed for Yorkshire looking for just a point to return to the top of Conference North.

Instead, they suffered their heaviest defeat of the season, but Watson remains supportive.

"It's my job now to pick them up for the Altrincham game. But that's where I have to call upon my experience," he told BBC Radio Shropshire.

"I've got every right to defend them as they've been fantastic. They've given me everything all season."

The damage was done by play-off hopefuls Guiseley in the space of half hour either side of the break.

Danny Ellis's 32nd-minute opener was followed just five minutes later by a second from Gavin Rothery.

The home side then again struck twice inside five minutes at the start of the second half, Rothery firing home from a penalty before Adam Boyes added the fourth.

Mike Phenix salvaged something from the flames when he pulled one back for Telford on 69 minutes. But Alex Johnson put the game to bed with two more goals in the final 11 minutes.

With six games left, Telford still trail leaders North Ferriby United by a point.

They are five ahead of third-placed Altrincham, the next visitors to the Bucks Head on Saturday, 5 April, 15:00 BST, who have a game in hand.

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