Liversedge set for first home game in two months

Liversedge's Anthony Hilton in action at Nostell earlier this season.
Liversedge's Anthony Hilton in action at Nostell earlier this season.

Liversedge FC are gearing up to play their first home game in over two months on Saturday when Clipstone visit Clayborn in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division (kick off 3pm).

Sedge have not played on home midden since a 4-3 victory over Barton Town way back on October 31.

Liversedge’s opening game of 2016 fell victim to the weather when their scheduled trip to Garforth Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Jonathan Rimmington’s men have seen a host of matches postponed in recent weeks and Sedge have not played since a 5-1 defeat at Albion Sports on December 5.

Liversedge reach the halfway point in their season on Saturday and have 22 games remaining to save themselves from relegation.

Liversedge did manage to get some football in when a young side suffered a 4-3 defeat in a friendly at Campion.

New signings Max Elliott, from Nostell Miners Welfare, and 19-year-old Rhys Davies both featured in that game and could be in line for a first team call on Saturday.

Dempsey Smith, who has joined Liversedge from Droylsden, saw his debut delayed by last week’s postponement but is ready to lead his new club’s push for survival.

Although Liversedge are bottom of the table, on 15 points, they are level with Parkgate and have a game in hand, while they are just a point behind third-bottom Brigg Town having played four games less.

Sedge face six league matches in January, four of which are at home, so they will look to take advantage.