Sedge show great heart

Liversedge 1

Tadcaster Albion 2

A VERY young Liversedge side produced a fine display and were unlucky to come away with nothing from this Northern Counties East League Premier Division game.

Liversedge included a number of Under-19s in their squad as several senior players were unavailable for various reasons but the youngsters did the club proud.

Adam Hill had an early chance but having collected a pass, his well-struck shot was saved.

At the other end, Danny Knight produced an excellent save to tip Tom Reid’s shot over the crossbar and the goalkeeper went on to make several other impressive stops to keep Sedge in the game.

Under-19s defender Rob Bartram played at centre-half alongside Joe Hewitt, Sedge’s oldest player at 24, but they were unable to prevent Tadcaster taking a 29th minute lead when Carl Stewart’s shot struck a post but trickled along the goalline and the striker followed up to score.

Albion doubled their lead five minutes before half-time as Andy Sunley’s cross was headed home by Graeme Whitehead.

The second goal proved crucial as Liversedge had more possession in the second half with Lamin Colley giving the Tadcaster defence a torrid time.

The home side deservedly pulled a goal aback after 80 minutes when Colley beat the centre-half to a through ball and as the goalkeeper came out, he tucked the ball under him.

Liversedge threatened to get an unlikely draw in the closing stages and their best chance came when Jamie Wasley made a good run and found James Hurtley but his goalbound shot was blocked on the line.

Liversedge: Knight, Sutcliffe, Saville, Hewitt, Bartram, Garside (Helliwell 70), Bordman, Hurtley, Colley, Hill (Bojang 65), Wasley. Sub (not used): Newton.