Liversedge aim to get back to winning ways

LIVERSEDGE entertain Long Eaton tomorrow in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division, kick-off 3pm, and they will be aiming to give their fans a boost following double league defeats.

They lost 3-0 at Tadcaster last Saturday but the real blow came on Tuesday night when they lost in the sixth minute of injury-time at home to Parkgate.

Manager Billy Miller explained: “It’s a fact of football that you will be beaten by a single goal in injury-time. We have done it to Parkgate in the previous two years, we did it a couple of weeks ago to Barton. To be fair we deserved a point, both teams played some good football.

“On Saturday against Tadcaster though we were really poor, we got it wrong, but football gives you chance to put it right really quickly.”

“We especially want to get it right for those fans who have been following us in numbers to places like Pickering and Tadcaster,” he added.

Damien Hopkins moved back into the centre of defence alongside Darryl Leach on Tuesday night and Miller was pleased with the results.

“We looked more balanced. Damien has good judgment and it allowed Leachy to have one of his best games in a few weeks. Chris Hanney who has been covering at the back moved into midfield and gave us some more bite in that area of the field.”

Hanney is not available and neither is Carl Horsman. Brook Newton hopes to return to training this week but it could be too soon to play tomorrow.

Liversedge Under-19s are in FA Youth Cup action at Yorkshire Amateurs on Monday, September 19, 7.45pm all support is welcome.