Final day flourish for Sedge

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Liversedge are hoping to finish their Northern Counties East Premier Division season with a third successive win, but they have a big task ahead of them, in the shape of third-placed Scarborough, who are the visitors to Clayborn tomorrow, kick-off 3pm.

While Liversedge are playing for pride Scarborough will want a win to keep the pressure on the top two, leaders Retford and Scarborough’s landlords Bridlington, who are second.

In recent years promotion to the Evo Stick North League hasn’t been automatic. The consequence for Liversedge could be the arrival of another big crowd at Clayborn bolstered by the Scarborough’s large travelling support.

“It would be great to think we could have another big crowd like we had for the Groundhopper for our last match of the season,” explained Liversedge manager Billy Miller.

“We had an epic 3-3 draw at their place after we took a 3-0 lead early on and they came back at us right up to the final whistle, I think we are a much stronger team now and it will be interesting to see if we can go one better.”

Liversedge will look to build on their fine 5-2 win at Hall Road Rangers, with Nathan Cartman (two), Dave Bordman (two) and Alex Hallam on target.

“Those three scoring sums up our season really, they have nearly 50 goals between them and have worked really well together.”

Bordman won’t be available tomorrow so there will be a chance for someone to step in and impress.

“Then that will be it, we’ll have two weeks of chilling out before we’re twiddling our thumbs and wishing it was time for football again, said Miller.

He added: “We have been talking to the players and the feeling from the majority is that they are staying which will be great. We have the nucleus of a good team and we have identified one or two players we would like to bring in.”

But Miller warned: “As of Saturday night they are not our players any more. It can turn into a massive merry-go-round in the summer.

“I’m not naive enough to think our players won’t be approached and offers made. All I ask is that the players are honest with me and they get in touch.”