Liversedge end 10-match losing streak

Craig Tomlinson rifles home Liversedge's fourth goal as they ended a 10-match losing run in the NCE League.
Craig Tomlinson rifles home Liversedge's fourth goal as they ended a 10-match losing run in the NCE League.

Liversedge ended a 10-match losing run in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division last Saturday as they sealed a thrilling 4-3 victory over Barton Town Old Boys.

Liversedge had conceded 46 goals and scored just eight in a losing league streak which stretched back to the start of September but they earned a much needed confidence-boosting win.

Liversedge went ahead after eight minutes when Brandon Kane curled a free kick low round the Barton wall into the bottom corner.

Things improved further when promising young striker Vaughan Redford added a second and the Clayborners led 2-0 inside the opening 15 minutes.

Barton hit back through a 25th minute Ashley Lattimore penalty and despite further chances at both ends, it remained 2-1 at half-time.

The drama continued after the break as the Liversedge goalkeeper pulled off a terrific save to keep his side ahead only for Bradley Ricketts to grab a 68th minute equaliser.

The die hard Liversedge supporters among the 80 strong crowd must have feared the worst but their side re-grouped to regain control.

Sedge won a 74th minute corner which was swung deep into the penalty area and when Barton failed to clear, Kenny Tafireyi cut back inside and hit a low shot with the visiting goalkeeper spilled into his own net.

The home side attacked again and won a free-kick on the edge of the area which Kane again curled low round the Barton wall.

The goalkeeper again fumbled and Craig Tomlinson was on hand to rifle the ball into the roof of the net and spark jubiliation among his teammates.

There was time for Tom Darwood to pull a 90th minute goal back but Liversedge held on to end their long losing run and move four points clear of the relegation zone.

Liversedge will look to build on the win when they travel to Pickering Town on Saturday, while the Clayborners are in action next Tuesday when they visit neighbours Thackley in the West Riding County Cup second round.

Liversedge overcame Pontefract Collieries 5-2 in the last round a fortnight ago and victory under the lights at Dennyfield on Tuesday (7.45pm) would see Jon Rimmington’s men into the quarter-finals.

Sedge supporter Kimberley Best posted live Twitter commentary of last Saturday’s match, including several videos. To view three of the Liversedge goals follow @Kimmy_171182.

Five Liversedge players have been selected to represent the West Riding County FA in their clash against Lancashire this Saturday.

The Roses clash takes place at the West Riding County FA headquarters, Fleet Lane, Woodlesford, this Saturday (kick off 2pm).

James Arnold , Cody Cromack, Danny Crooke, Bradley Patefield and Vaughan Redford have all been selected to feature in the squad.

Liversedge Under-19s’ midweek cup tie against Silsden was postponed due to the call-ups and will now be played next Thursday (November 12) at the Angel Telecom Stadium, kick off 7.45pm.