Sedge bid for run of success

Liversedge's Nathan Gartman gets a shot past Selby's defence.
Liversedge's Nathan Gartman gets a shot past Selby's defence.

LIVERSEDGE will be seeking to put together a solid run of wins when they travel to Arnold Town tomorrow, Saturday, for a Northern Counties East League Premier Division game, kick-off 3pm.

Although much improved on last term, Liversedge are 11th in the table, the Clayborners have yet to string together a run of more than two successive league victories.

After an emphatic 4-0 win over Selby last Saturday hopes will be high that they can come away with a result from the trip to Nottinghamshire.

Manager Billy Miller explained: “It was good to get a win and a clean sheet. Selby are a young side, full of running and enthusiasm, but their heads went a bit after the first goal which allowed us to score goals two, three and four.

“It was nice to see Dave Bordman getting on the scoresheet, he’s playing really well and along with Jerry White they have been our most consistent players this season.”

Recent signing from Brighouse Town, Scott Driscoll,was given an earlier than expected introduction from the subs bench in the first half when he replaced the injured Chris Hanney.

“Scott was happy to play in the middle of the park, we had seen him play there for Farsley last season, but he is versatile, he’s played in defence and midfield, and being young, he’s only 19, he only wants to play. We will be patient with him, we need to get him a bit more mobile, but so far he’s shown us the good things he’s learned at Farsley.”

Miller does not rule out Hanney from playing on Saturday: “Chris seems to bounce back from injuries very quickly when it takes other players a couple of weeks.”

Tomorrow’s match at Arnold Town pits Miller against managers Chris Freestone, who played in the Liversedge Centenary match and Martin Carruthers.

“Arnold have had a good cup run and are behind in their league games so their position (16th) is not a reflection of the team, they will be a hard test for us but it is a good flat pitch and we will be looking to use it to play some good football.”

Miller added:“If you look at the league most of the teams can give each other a game, but the top teams might draw the odd game, they very rarely get beaten and that’s something we have to learn. We have to be more difficult to beat.”

Liversedge’s West Riding County Cup second round tie away to Evo Stik North Division One side Garforth Town will take place on Tuesday November 29 (kick off 7.45pm).

n Liversedge Under-19s entertain Frickley Athletic in the Northern Alliance Under-19 Football League Cup at Clayborn, next Tuesday November 22, kick-off 7.45pm.

The young Liversedge side, who include promising 16-year-olds, are struggling for a first league win in the west section after a series of defeats, so they will face a tough test against Frickley who are unbeaten in the Central section this season.