Liversedge hit for six by Garforth

Brandon Kane was on target for Liversedge in a 2-1 defeat at home to Brigg Town last Saturday.
Brandon Kane was on target for Liversedge in a 2-1 defeat at home to Brigg Town last Saturday.

Liversedge were hit for six by Garforth Town as their poor run in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division continued at Clayborn on Tuesday.

Although Sedge took the lead, Garforth produced some impressive attacking football to run out 6-1 winners.

It was Liversedge’s sixth straight league defeat, following a 2-1 reversal against bottom side Brigg Town last Saturday, and they have slipped to 16th place in the table.

Worrying for Liversedge is that they are now just five points off the foot of the table and have played more games that most of the sides below them.

Things started brightly for the Clayborners on Tuesday when Kieran Corley gave them an early lead only for Garforth to then hit the home side on the break for Andy Hawksworth to equalise.

Mark Simpson slammed home to put Garforth ahead and he bagged a second after 30 minutes as the visitors led 3-1.

Liversedge managed to get to half-time without conceding further goals but any hopes of mounting a comeback were dashed just five minutes after the restart when Curtly Martin-Wyatt struck a fourth for the visitors.

Things could have got worse for Liversedge as Simpson and Hawksworth both went agonisingly close to adding a fifth.

Garforth’s pressure eventually told when Martin-Wyatt picked out Luke Mangham to calmly slot home and the rout was completed when the impressive Martin-Wyatt fired home the sixth goal.

Liversedge have now conceded 24 goals and scored just five in their last six games and must turn things around quickly if they are to climb away from the danger zone.

Liversedge had also taken the lead against Brigg last Saturday when Brandon Kane bagged his second goal of the season on the stroke of half-time.

Paul Winn scored Brigg’s equaliser after 58 minutes and the visitors went on to secure only their second league win of the season when Chris Rodgers netted 10 minutes from full-time.

Liversedge take a break from league action on Saturday when they entertain Pontefract Collieries in the West Riding County Cup first round (kick off 3pm).

Liversedge suffered a 2-1 defeat at Pontefract in the league last week, despite Kane scoring a second half goal, and the winners on Saturday face a trip to Thackley.