LETHAL striker Jordan Hulme continued his prolific form but added to Altrincham’s frustration at being held to a draw by picking up his fifth booking of the season at The J.Davidson Stadium on Monday.

Alty’s free-scoring frontrunner reinforced his position as National League North’s leading marksman by heading them in front with his seventh goal in seven games so far.

But Alty’s dismay at being pegged back by a deflected long-range effort from Guiseley defender Andy Halls was compounded when Hulme talked his way into the referee’s book to earn himself a one-match suspension.

Reflecting on a 1-1 draw, manager Phil Parkinson was delighted with a performance that took their Bank Holiday tally to four points, following an impressive 3-0 win at Darlington on Saturday, and philosophical about the impending loss of Hulme.

"The only negative aspect was not taking all three points, because we deserved to win by a country mile," he said.

"On the positive side, we looked really strong at the back.

"They were a big, physical side, but we dealt with set-pieces extremely well and generally really tightened up.

"If we had just added that second goal when we were in the ascendancy, we would have won comfortably, but there were still a lot of positives.

"Jordan is certainly proving he can do it at this level, just as I knew he would.

"He is becoming a bit of a cult hero here.

"It was frustrating to see him booked again, but no one is more frustrated than him because he knows he’s going to be sitting watching us play and that will hurt him.

"It’s a balancing act, because I don’t want to take that fire out of him. We need him on the edge.

"He’s very passionate and plays with his heart on his sleeve, but while that’s one of his biggest assets, it’s also an issue because we are going to miss him.

"He is aware I’m concerned about the bookings and that he has to try to control it and manage it, so that passion is used in the right way."