Long Eaton United 2
LIVERSEDGE suffered defeat at Long Eaton in their final away game of the season in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division last Saturday.
Sedge were left sweating for a time but midweek defeats for their relegation threatened rivals Arnold Town and Hallam mean that Billy Miller’s men should have already done enough to preserve their top flight status.
Liversedge never really got into the game, perhaps due to tiredness following their heartbreaking League Cup defeat to Farsley in midweek.
Ben Hardy fed Rob Bordman, who fired over an early chance but, at the other end, teenager Michael Armstrong was causing problems and he fired agonisingly across the face of goal.
Midway through the first half Armstrong cut inside and unleashed a brilliant swerving shot which flew into the top corner to put United ahead.
Michael Allsop made it 2-0 at half-time when he got on the end of a far post cross.
Lee Ashforth had a relatively quiet game in goal and he was later replaced by Danny Knight – a reward for the young custodian who has spent much of the season on the first team bench.
Joe Hewitt crossed to the far post for Gaz Saville to pull the ball back but substitute Gibril Bojang fired over before Lamin Colley had Liversedge’s best chance but having raced clear, he mis-hit his shot.
Liversedge: Ashforth (Knight 76), Bartram, Saville, Larkin, Leach, Hewitt, Bordman (Helliwell 65), Sutcliffe, Colley, Hardy, Wasley (Bojang 65).