Guiseley AFC’s chances of retaining their status are disaapearing plummeting rapidly as they went down to a 1-0 defeat at Nethermoor Park to mid-table Gateshead, leaving the Lions now ten points adrift of the safety-mark.
Guiseley have yet to taste victory in 2018 and this was a sixth successive defeat.
What turned out to be the only goal of a freezing cold night in Yorkshire came after just 6 minutes when Wes York raced away, beat Adam Crookes and then cut in to fire into the far corner beyond Lions` keeper Luke Coddington.
Another out-of-form side, Barrow AFC, at least managed to pick up a point from a 1-1 draw at the Furness Building Society Stadium against a Sutton United outfit who moved up a place to fourth in the table, three points behind leaders Macclesfield Town.
Ady Pennock`s side went into the match having not won in seven league and cup games but were given a boost when they went ahead after 10 minutes through French midfielder and former Sutton player, Bedsente Gomis.
A long Dan Jones throw was headed on and the ball fell to Gomis to fire past U`s keeper Jamie Butler.
The Bluebirds enjoyed a good opening 45 minutes but were unable to add to Gomis` early strike.
And in the 73rd minute, Sutton grabbed an equaliser when a quick breakaway ended with Tommy Wright being found in space and he slotted past keeper Steve Anold.
The point leaves Barrow two above the relegation places.