Liversedge seek double

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LIversedge will move out of the bottom two in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division if they can secure a second successive win at third-bottom side Dinnington tomorrow, kick-off 3pm.

Things are looking up after they earned a 4-2 victory at Hallam on Tuesday night. Billy Miller’s men leapfrogged Hallam to go two points clear of them and one behind Dinnington.

A result on Saturday would set the Clayborners up for a tough home match with Brighouse Town, next Tuesday, kick-off 7.45pm.

Liversedge completed a third signing from Brighouse last Monday as goalkeeper Lee Ashforth followed in the footsteps of fellow returnees Andy Shuttleworth and Darryl Leach.

Liversedge manager Miller explained: “Lee’s arrival means that we now have competition for every place, up until now we only had Marc Bower as first-team goalkeeper.

“Lee has experience and it will be great for us to have competiton between the two of them,”

Miller was keen to emphasise the strong spirit in the team which came into its own as they put behind them a hard fought 3-2 defeat last Saturday at Pickering.

“They showed great cohesion and weren’t down about it — just determination when it came to Tuesday night.”

Miller said that at Hallam they were glad to lose the toss as the home side chose to play up the steep slope, and it gave Liversedge a chance to see how they used it.

“In the second half we played them at their own game. We were able to use Jamie Wasley and Brook Newton on the wings whipping balls into the area and we scored three goals.

“I was really pleased for the goalscorers Jamie Wasley and Ben Hardy their efforts have not always been rewarded and they both scored twice.”

Miller also praised the Liversedge supporters who have followed them far and wide. “They are a great bunch. I have spoken to many of them and all they want to see is a performance.

“On Saturday at Pickering they applauded our players off the field and it made it all worthwhile so it was great to get a win for them on Tuesday night.”