Sedge errors costly as Bridlington strike four first-half goals

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Liversedge 2

Bridlington Town 4

DEFENSIVE errors proved costly as Liversedge slipped to a disappointing defeat to Bridlington in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division last Saturday.

Liversedge started brightly and led early on but they conceded three goals in the space of just eight first half minutes and then conceded a fourth before half-time to effectively seal victory.

Sedge pulled a goal back after the break but it wasn’t enough to prevent defeat.

A good early home move saw Carl Horsman race down the wing and cross the ball into the area for Nathan Cartman to fire home.

However, Liversedge were dealt a blow just two minutes later when Darryl Leach was taken off with a groin strain and manager Billy Miller was forced to reshuffle the defence.

Horsman moved to left back and Jerry White to centre half, while James Wasley came off the bench.

Bridlington drew level after 20 minutes after a calamitous error from James Waggett.

The Liversedge goalkeeper came out but instead of clearing the ball into touch, he chose to leave it, thinking it would roll dead.

Instead it gifted Josh Greening with the simple task of tapping into an empty net to level matters.

Four minutes later Ash Allanson crossed for Craig Hogg to produce a great strike into the bottom corner.

Allanson then raced down the opposite touchline and crossed for prolific striker Hogg to head home and put Bridlington 3-1 ahead.

It got even better for the visitors as the Sedge defence allowed James Bennett to race through and he fired a shot which hit a post, rolled across the goalline and in at the opposite corner.

The lively Cartman had a good shot after 62 minutes before Dave Bordman rose to head home a Cartman corner soon after but it wasn’t enough to prevent defeat.

Liversedge: Waggett, Cooper (Manousios 80), White, Larkin, Leach (Wasley 7), Shuttleworth, Hallam (Jagger 73), Hurtley, Bordman, Cartman, Horsman. Sub (not used): Knight (gk).