Selby Town 1
LIVERSEDGE eased into the FA Cup preliminary round with a comfortable win at Selby.
The visitors raced into a 3-0 half-time lead and could have won by a bigger margin, but will settle for a place in the next round where they host fellow Northern Counties East League Premier side Pickering next Saturday.
Liversedge made a lively start, creating a host of early chances. James Hurtley fed Dave Bordman but his shot was saved by Jay Barford and two minutes later Nathan Cartman crossed and Bordman went close with a header.
Damien Hopkins rose to head a 17th minute Hurtley corner but Barford did well to block the effort on the line.
Liversedge broke the deadlock after 29 minutes when Chris Hannay won the ball in the middle of the park. He fed Alex Hallam, who made a good run and crossed from the left for Bordman to head home.
Liversedge continued to dominate and doubled their advanatge when Cartman made a good run and fed Hurtley, who went one-on-one with Barford. The Selby goalkeeper felled the Liversedge man but although he was not booked, Barford was unable to prevent Hallam converting the penalty.
Four minutes before half-time, Cartman linked well with the lively Bordman, who laid the ball into the path of Hallam and he slotted home his second for a 3-0 lead.
A great strike by Hannay flew over the crossbar early in the second half, while Cartman was unlucky not to add his name to the scoresheet when a shot beat Barford but struck Bordman on the goalline and bounced out.
Liversedge added a fourth goal after 56 minutes, when Hannay rose to head home a Hopkins cross, before Selby pulled one back as the visitors failed to clear their lines and the ball bobbled around before Craig Aspinall slotted home.
Danny Cooper returned from a lengthy injury lay-off when he was introduced in the 70th minute and he almost added a fifth but his effort was well saved by Barford at the foot of a post.
Liversedge: Waggett, Hewitt (Saville 70), White (Cooper 70), Larkin (Horsman 45), Leach, Hannay, Cartman, Hopkins, Bordman, Hurtley, Hallam. Subs (not used): Newton, Knight (gk).
n On Wednesday night Liversedge’s Under-19s earned a fine 3-1 win over Farsley thanks to goals from Jack Rogerson (two) and Nathan Foster.
Their final friendly match is at Clayborn next Wednesday (August 31, 7.45pm) against Altofts.