Liversedge earn credit from cup tie

Liversedge v AFC Halifax Town'Pictured: Phil Bowland tackles Liversages Chris Hirst
Liversedge v AFC Halifax Town'Pictured: Phil Bowland tackles Liversages Chris Hirst

LIVERSEDGE came out of Tuesday’s West Riding County Cup clash against FC Halifax Town with a good deal of credit, both on and off the field.

The Clayborners may have suffered a 7-0 defeat to a near full-strength Halifax outfit but their young side will have benefited from coming up against such a quality side, while an excellent crowd will have helped boost the club coffers.

Although the official attendance at Clayborn on Tuesday was 278, Sedge officials allowed a number of younger supporters, from both clubs, to be admitted free — boosting the crowd to over 300, one of the highest attendances for a Liversedge home game since their FA Cup fourth qualifying round clash against Coalville Town in 2004.

Liversedge return their attentions to the Northern Counties East League Premier Division tomorrow with a trip to sixth placed Tadcaster Albion (kick off 3pm).

Sedge have drawn four of their last five matches but a win would provide a much needed confidence boost as they aim to climb the table.