Liversedge must nail deserved rewards

Liversedge FC
Liversedge FC

liVERSEDGE will be seeking to nail all the points on offer tomorrow when Lincoln Moorlands Railway are the visitors to Clayborn for a Northern Counties East League Premier Division game, kick-off 3pm.

The Clayborners were left a bit defelated after they came away empty-handed from Bridlington last weekend when their efforts deserved a least a point if not all three.

Liversedge were by far the better side in the first half and carried their determination and enthusiasm into the second half.

The visitors really testing high flying Bridlington but after they had taken off their two top scorers this season, the substitute who came on in their place scored the only goal of the game five minutes from time.

The defeat is made all the more frustrating for the fact that it is not the only time this season that Liversedge have really tested the top teams and raised their games only to go unrewarded.

It was a similar story in the away match at Retford when Liversedge were holding their own for long periods but were overwhelmed in the latter stages of the game.

Goalkeeper Danny Knight appears to be grabbing hold of his first team chances with a good performance at Bridlington while the Bordman brothers, Rob and Dave, linked well to create chances for Alex Hallam. Andy Shuttleworth also made his mark in midfield.

Liversedge will have to use their squad wisely tomorrow against the Railwaymen as they played in a hastily re-arranged league game at another top team, Staveley last night (Thursday).

Two games in three days tests the stamina of any squad and Liversedge will be hoping to show they have what it takes to improve on their current position of 13th.

Lincoln, despite being third bottom are only eight points behind Liversedge in the table and will be no pushovers.

When the teams met at Railway’s ground Joe Jagger gave the visitors an 89th minute lead, after Dave Bordman had scored in the fourth minute but the home side snatched a share of the points with an equaliser in injury time.

Liversedge will be aiming to have all the points safely in the bag well before the final minutes tomorrow.