Six-point target against top teams

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LIVERSEDGE manager Billy Miller has set his side a target of six points from their next six matches as they face some of the most successful sides in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

“The next six games are against the best teams in our division and if we can get anything like six points from them we will have done our job,” said Miller. “It is a realistic target and anything more than that is a bonus for us.”

Liversedge, third-bottom in the Premier Division table, were left frustrated as last Saturday’s game at home to Nostell MW was called off because of frost on the pitch. They were held to a 2-2 draw against Armthorpe on Tuesday night.

“It’s a nightmare, all this stop-start, we fancied our chances against Nostell,” said Miller.

The Clayborners kick-off February’s super-six with a trip to Bridlington to meet mid-table Scarborough Athletic tomorrow and then entertain second-placed Farsley next Tuesday night.

In the coming weeks the Clayborners travel to leaders Parkgate plus Bridlington and Maltby Main who are fourth and fifth respectively. There is also a derby at Brighouse Town and another encounter with Farsley to add to the mix.

Things seem to be coming together for Miller and his squad. They kept former Doncaster player Leo Fortune-West quiet when he played for Armthorpe.

“We put Chris Hannay in defence alongside Darryl Leach and they were phenomenal closing down the runners for Fortune-West’s flick-ons.”

The only regret was that Liversedge didn’t take their opportunities. “We had five or six chances, but the goals will come. I will worry when we are not creating them. Ben Hardy is on fire at the minute, with four goals in the last three games.”

They will be hoping he will be in the goals on the East Coast, tomorrow.

“Scarborough are very good at home but they have struggled on their travels. It will be a great test for us, ahead of our match with Farsley on Tuesday when we will be giving it everything,” declared Miller.