Miller seeks new defender

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LiverseDGE are looking to bring in a defender after they suffered a real body blow against Northern Counties East League Premier Divisison high flyers Bridlington, last Saturday.

Not only did the Clayborners go down to a 4-2 defeat, three of the goals came in a six minute first-half spell, they also lost influential centre- half Darryl Leach after four minutes. He suffered a groin injury that threatens to keep him on the sidelines.

Winger, Brook Newton was also seeing a specialist this week and will not be available in the weeks to come.

With a tough trip to Lincoln Moorlands Railway tomorrow, kick-off 3pm, the whole Liversedge squad and their spirit will be tested.

Manager, Billy Miller admitted: “To be honest we were rubbish on Saturday, after we lost Leachy we had to reshuffle and we lost all our shape.

“Jerry (White) moved into the centre and Carl Horseman dropped back but it was not quite natural for them.”

“Despite all that we took the lead with a great early goal by Nathan Cartman, but Bridlington, who are second, hit back with three quick goals and by half time it was four.”

“We didn’t rant and rave at half-time that wouldn’t have done much good, but we were able to re-adjust a bit and it was a lot better in the second half.”

Miller was delighted that Dave Bordman was rewarded with the second Liversedge goal after all his hard work.

“We are obviously looking to bring in a defender in the near future as Leachy is a big loss to us, he had been playing really well and leaves a big hole.”

Miller also revealed that this weekend they will be without Damien Hopkins, James Hurtley and Jamie Wasley.

“A trip to Lincoln won’t be easy. It’s a long trip and they have had some good results recently. Tom Garrick has been scoring freely for them so it will be a good work out for us.”

Lincoln are 11th, one place and one point behind Liversedge, in what is developing into a tight Premier Division table.

In the following two weeks Liversedge can have a big impact on the table as they entertain highly rated Staveley MW before travelling to current leaders Brighouse Town in a local derby.

Miller added: “Everything is very close. The other night we could have gone second if we could have scored another goal against Pickering. The real picture will only start emerging after 15 or 16 games when everybody has played each other at least once.”