Shuttleworth celebrates ton in style

Liversedge 2

Nostell MW 0

LIVERSEDGE stalwart Andy Shuttleworth celebrated a fantastic milestone in style as he captained the side to victory in Monday’s Northern Counties East League Premier Division clash against Nostell.

Shuttleworth was handed the captain’s armband to mark his 100th game for the Clayborn club and his teammates ensured it would be a memorable day.

Nostell created early chances but crosses from both wings came to nothing, while Dave Bordman shot wide for the home side after seven minutes.

Paddy Maguire went close to opening the scoring just before half-time but his shot struck the base of a post as it remained goalless at the break.

Liversedge raised their game in the second half and Nathan Cartman had an effort tipped over after 47 minutes.

Liversedge deservedly took the lead on the hour when Alex Hallam ran at the defence and fired under the goalkeeper from the edge of the area.

Sedge had the bit between their teeth and Cartman laid the ball off for Jake Lawler and his cross found Paddy Maguire, whose shot was saved.

Liversedge were well on top and Damien Hopkins found Hallam, who produced another impressive strike to double his side’s advantage.

Cartman shot over the crossbar before Hallam had a chance to complete his hat-trick 10 minutes from full-time but he was denied by the goalkeeper.

Liversedge had done enoough to ensure Shuttleworth would celebrate brining up his century for the club and victory leaves them 14th in the table going into their final two matches.

Liversedge: Knight, Wood, Larkin, Lawler, Riordan (White 45), Shuttleworth, D Bordman (Hurtley 44), Hopkins (R Bordman 80), Cartman, Maguire, Hallam. Sub (not used): Cooper.