Liversedge embark on Vase quest

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A FULL strength Liversedge side will be going all out to progress in the FA Vase second qualifying round tomorrow, when AFC Emley visit Clayborn, kick-off 3pm.

After a heartbreaking exit from the FA Cup in a Tuesday night penalty shoot-out at Pickering earlier this month, Liversedge are determined to have a good cup run. Emley, are ninth in Northern Counties East League Division One.

The fixtures computer has dealt Liversedge another cruel blow as they face another long journey to Pickering in the league, on Tuesday, kick-off 7.45pm.

Manager Billy Miller explained: “We had Emley watched this week, they have got one or two big players up front who could make it difficult for us.

“We will respect them but we have to believe that we can go through, there is every incentive as the winner will play Bottesford Town or Glasshoughton from Division One in the next round.”

Liversedge go into the tie full of confidence after a hard fought 2-1 Premier Division win against Long Eaton last Saturday.

“It wasn’t the greatest of games but we will look back on it and see it as a sign of a strong team who can get results.

“Nathan Cartman scored again and he is forming a great partnership with Dave Bordman. It means that we have to change our shape to accommodate them but we are glad to do that.”

Miller is delighted that he will have selection dilemma in that he will have the strongest squad to pick the team from. Brook Newton returns from injury while Chris Hannay and Carl Horsman are available again.

“It’s a nice problem to have at the start of the season we worried that we had too many players that dropped off to 20 or 21 which we are really happy with.

The only doubt tomorrow is Darryl Leach who could be called to attend the birth of his child.

“He’s the third of the players who have becoming fathers or are about to. It must have been that run of success we had at the end of last season,” teased Miller.