Town edge Liversedge as survival battle intensifies

Tom Jackson goes close to scoring during Liversedges 1-0 defeat at home to Pickering in the NCE League. Below: Regan Fish feels the force of a Town tackle. Pictures: Paul Butterfield.
Tom Jackson goes close to scoring during Liversedges 1-0 defeat at home to Pickering in the NCE League. Below: Regan Fish feels the force of a Town tackle. Pictures: Paul Butterfield.

Liversedge slipped to an agonising 1-0 defeat at home to Pickering Town last Saturday as their battle against relegation intensifies.

Sedge looked lethargic in playing their tenth Northern Counties East League Premier Division game in just a month.

The home side started well and created numerous chances but found the Pickering goalkeeper in terrific form to deny them.

From Pickering’s first attack, they won a free-kick, which was played into the area and Sam Calvert’s header looped over everyone and nestled in the back of the net.

Sedge continued to press but were unable to find an opening.

Manager Jonathan Rimmington changed the formation at half-time and it looked to be paying dividends.

Jimmy Eyles twice broke through but on the first occasion, he cut back inside and when he eventually got a shot away, the goalkeeper tipped it over.

A second Eyles attempt was then tipped round the post, while Tom Jackson also went agonisingly close to equalising with a header.

In the final minute, Liversedge were awarded a free-kick but Brandon Kane’s shot struck the base of a post, denying the home side a point which would have drawn them level with Pontefract Colls.