Sedge pressure fails to reap rewards at Winterton

Winterton Rangers 3

Liversedge 1

LIVERSEDGE suffered an away defeat at in-form Winterton Rangers in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division last Saturday.

Winterton survived early Liversedge pressure before going on to extend their winning run to five straight matches with an impressive second-half display.

Liversedge made a bright start and created early chances but were unable to take the lead.

Jerry White put Alex Hallam through but the striker pulled his shot wide and Hallam was again off target having made a good run into the area.

Hallam crossed for Nathan Cartman in the centre of the area but the ball was just too high for the forward to get in his header.

As Liversedge continued to press, James Hurtley found Cartman in space.

The striker had time to control the ball but opted to shoot first time and was off target.

Winterton weathered the storm and began to have a good spell of their own towards the end of the first half.

They went close with one shot and hit the crossbar with a second before making a good run down the line and the resulting cross was turned in for an own goal by James Riordan.

Liversedge hit back to level five minutes into the second half when Dave Bordman pressured the centre half and nicked the ball off him before rifling home.

Winterton upped the tempo in the second half and they regained the lead just two minutes later when Kyle Hadley was given space on the edge of the area and fired home a great shot.

Winterton launched another attack and Hadley knocked the ball beyond goalkeeper Danny Knight, who pulled the attacker down and was shown a yellow card.

Jake Stannard stepped up to convert the penalty to put Winterton 3-1 ahead.

Dave Bordman had a shot well saved after 75 minutes but Winterton closed the game out to move third in the table.

Liversedge: Knight, Hay, White, Wood, Riordan (Larkin 84), Lawler, Hurtley, Hopkins (Thompson 84) D Bordman, Cartman, Hallam. Sub (not used): Ashforth.