Liversedge buoyant for FA Cup trip

Joe Walton scored four goals in Liversedge's 6-0 win over Barton Town.
Joe Walton scored four goals in Liversedge's 6-0 win over Barton Town.

LIVERSEDGE HEAD to Sunderland RCA in the FA Cup first qualifying round on Saturday on the back of a terrific eight match unbeaten run.

The Clayborners have won two and drawn three of their five Northern Counties East League Premier Division games and are boosted by Tuesday’s 6-0 win away to Barton Town.

Jonathan Rimmington’s men required a replay to see off Armthorpe Welfare in the FA Cup extra preliminary round, before overcoming Evo-Stik side Ramsbottom United in the last round.

Joe Walton led the way on Tuesday when he bagged four goals in the win at Barton, which included a 21 minute first half hat-trick.

Tom Jackson gave Liversedge a 14th minute lead before Walton struck after 23, 30 and 44 minutes to put the visitors 4-0 up at the break.

Devonte Morton added a fifth Liversedge goal midway through the second half before Walton bagged his fourth in the 72nd minute to complete the rout.

That emphatic win came on the back of a 2-2 draw at Thackley last Saturday when Walton and Morton were again on target for Sedge and only an 89th minute equaliser by Sam Cable rescued a point for the home side

Liversedge have signed two players on dual registration from Frickley Athletic, in right winger Chris Fairclough and former Leeds United Academy man Ryan Ferguson.

Liversedge are running a coach to Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Sunderland, priced £10. Contact Andrew Frost 07901 747602 .