Liversedge bid for quickfire response

Liversedge celebrate taking the lead against Bridlington Town on Tuesday.
Liversedge celebrate taking the lead against Bridlington Town on Tuesday.

Liversedge manager Jonathan Rimmington is backing his side to respond to Tuesday’s defeat against Bridlington Town when they travel to Hemsworth Miners Welfare on Saturday.

Liversedge suffered a first league defeat in 12 outings when two late goals saw Bridlington earn a 2-1 defeat in front of a bumper 600-plus crowd.

Sedge remain top of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division, a point clear of Cleethorpes Town but having played a game more.

Rimmington wants his side to hit straight back and go on another extended winning run.

Speaking after Tuesday’s defeat, Rimmington said: “We have got to concentrate on one game at a time.

“(Bridlington) are a top four team and have been for the last seven years in our league, so from where we have come in a year is unbelievable.

“They came to frustrate us and they did it.

“They didn’t look like they would score until we took the lead and I honestly thought it was going to be a one-goal game.

“We now have another tough game against Hemsworth. They will close us down exactly the same but I don’t think they are as good as (Bridlington) but still have some good players.”

Rimmington selected the same team who had thrashed Garforth 6-0 last Saturday for the visit of Bridlington, although there could be a couple of changes as they head to Hemsworth.

The manager added: “On Saturday we had eight lads out and because we won so easily we went with the same team.

“Some would say we should have gone back to our usual team but what message would that have sent out to these lads?

“We put a couple of fresh legs on and we thought it would be just a matter of time before we got the breakthrough.

“It was our mistake for the first goal but I thought we should have had a penalty at 1-1 when the lad handballs in the area.

“Those decisions are game changers, some times you get them and sometimes you don’t.

“We are also missing Crody (Cromack) at the minute and he is a ball player and retains the ball and (on Tuesday) we didn’t do that.

Sedge are also in Premier Division action next Wednesday when they travel to mid-table Worksop Town (kick off 7.45pm).