Sedge eye new signing

LIVERSEDGE head for a Northern Counties League Premier division match at second-bottom Maltby Main tomorrow, kick-off 3pm, hoping to stop the rot in their league form which has seen them lose four of their last five league matches.

They were also hoping to strengthen the squad with a new signing last night (Thursday) who could come into the reckoning for tomorrow’s trip to Maltby when James Hurtley and Damien Hopkins are not available.

The Clayborners were dealt a body blow last Saturday when they lost 2-1 at home to Winterton, to a goal in the final minute.

They were given a confidence boost on Tuesday night when Liversedge secured a scrappy 1-0 win at first division Yorkshire Amateurs, which earned them a last 16 tie at Evo Stick Division One side Garforth on November 29.

Assistant manager Lee Ashforth said: “Against Winterton we had the majority of the game and also most of the chances, but we didn’t take them. We should have put the game to bed and in the last minute we were made to regret those misses and some poor defending.”

He added: “On Tuesday night in the cup tie we won ugly but we got through and maybe that will do us some good in the long run.”

Ashforth could claim he had a big hand in the County Cup win as it was 0-0 well into the second half just after the hour mark he decided to make a change bringing on Carl Horsman. Just a minute after his introduction the substitute rose to head home the winner.

“We have some good contacts with Garforth from when Paul Walker joined them and we played a pre-season friendly against them. I told the lads they had a big tie ahead if they could get a win.”

Manager Billy Miller returns to take the helm tomorrow after his coaching stint in Africa.