Sedge plot Halifax upset

Liversedge's Matthew Bugg.
Liversedge's Matthew Bugg.
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LIVERSEDGE FC are plotting another giantkilling act when they welcome FC Halifax Town to Clayborn in the second round of the West Riding County Cup next Tuesday (kick off 7.45pm).

Liversedge set up the mouthwatering derby thanks to a thrilling extra-time victory over Garforth Town in the first round but Eric Gilchrist’s men will need to bridge another step up in class if they are to reach the quarter-finals.

Halifax are expected to rest a number of key personnel for the clash as they chase promotion from the Blue Square Bet North, while The Shaymen just missed out on a place in the first round proper of the FA Cup when they suffered a replay defeat to Lincoln City on Tuesday.

However, one visiting player who will be keen to play is Danny Lowe, who had a successful spell at Liversedge before moving to Harrogate Railway and then on to Halifax.

Gilchrist has vowed to play the strongest side possible as they plot another upset.

Matthew Bugg continued his impressive scoring form when he was among Liversedge’s scorers as they fought back from 4-1 down to earn a 4-4 draw with Heanor Town in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division on Tuesday.

Bugg also bagged a hat-trick in the 3-2 victory over Nostell on October 6 but since then Liversedge have drawn three and lost one of their four matches.

FC Halifax supporters normally pay £13 to watch their side in league action and Liversedge officials are keen to point out that admission to Clayborn next Tuesday will be just £5 as they hope to attract a decent crowd for what should be an intriguing tie.

Sedge will be aiming to return to winning ways in the league tomorrow when they welcome Parkgate to Clayborn (3pm).

They currently lie 12th, five points behind Parkgate, but a win tomorrow would give them a confidence boost ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Halifax.

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