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Liversedge 2

LIVERSEDGE moved 13 points clear of the bottom two in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division last Saturday following their win at Selby Town.

Andy Shuttleworth created the game’s first chance when he surged into the penalty area and pulled the ball back for Andy Philp but his shot was blocked.

After a scrappy spell, Liversedge took a 32nd minute lead as Selby struggled to clear their lines and Rob Bordman squared the ball for Shuttleworth to drill the ball into the net.

Selby created two chances to draw level in the closing stages of the first half as Gary Nimmo raced through only to shoot wide and the same player then drove a second good chance wide.

Liversedge brought on James Sutcliffe, a a recent signing from Farsley, to replace Bordman after an hour. The substitute made a good run and then crossed for the lurking Jerome White but his header went over the crossbar.

Shuttleworth had a shot saved after 75 minutes before Selby hit back and almost drew lebel when a forward headed over.

Jack Garside had scored a late winner for Liversedge Under-19s the previous Wednesday and he came on as an 85th minute substitute.

The youngster went on to seal victory three minutes after his introduction.

James Hurtley found Lamin Colley in the area and the striker laid the ball off for Garside, whose shot was well saved by the home goalkeeper.

As the ball rebounded out into the area Garside was first to react and nodded it over the custodian to ensure the visitors returned with another vital three points in the bag.

Liversedge: Ashforth, Saville, White, Larkin, Leach, Hannay, Bordman (Sutcliffe 60), Shuttleworth, Colley, Hurtley, Philp (Garside 85). Sub (not used): Knight (gk).