Liversedge produce superb fight back to overcome Brid

Rhys Davies netted for Liversedge on Monday as they fought back from two goals down to beat Bridlington Town, having also scored in the superb 6-3 victory over Maltby Main last Saturday. Picture: Paul Butterfield.
Rhys Davies netted for Liversedge on Monday as they fought back from two goals down to beat Bridlington Town, having also scored in the superb 6-3 victory over Maltby Main last Saturday. Picture: Paul Butterfield.

Liversedge produced two outstanding displays to claim six points from two games over three days in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

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In a cracking contest last Saturday, Liversedge produced one of their best attacking displays of the season to defeat Maltby Main 6-3.

A vastly understrength Sedge side took to the field against Bridlington Town on Monday when they had to play striker Craig Billington in goal.

They fought back from 2-0 down to defeat Bridlington 3-2 in another superb display which defied the odds.

Bridlington dominated much of Monday night’s game, hitting the crossbar early on before taking an 11th minute lead through Jake Day.

Bridlington doubled their advantage through Joel Sutton and were guilty of wasting a number of other excellent chances before Conner Beaumont pulled a goal back before half-time.

Liversedge levelled four minutes into the second half as they broke up the left and Rhys Davies converted a low cross.

Jordan Windass gave Sedge a 67th minute lead before Bridlington piled on the pressure late on, having one effort scrambled away, another hit the crossbar and they then hit a post deep into stoppage time, as the home side held on.

Liversedge also fell behind to Maltby last Saturday through Cemeron Rigby’s fifth minute goal only for Cameron Taylor to equalise from a corner.

A mix-up in defence allowed Samuel Forster to restore Maltby’s advantage but Sedge again hit back to level on the stroke of half-time as Rhys Davies smashed the ball home following good work by Joe Walton.

Aaron Fell nodded home a Windass cross to give Sedge a 48th minute lead.

The pair again combined for Fell to grab his second and make it 4-2 before completing a 21-minute hat-trick after Walton had produced another good run and cross.

Walton was pulled back when breaking through and Windass stepped up to convert the penalty.

Maltby did pull a goal back through Ross Duggan’s 79th minute goal but it took nothing away from an excellent Liversedge performance.

Liversedge must now play their final nine matches in the space of just 16 days, including twice having to fulfil two fixtures in consecutive days.

Sedge travel to Staveley Miners Welfare tonight (Wednesday) and entertain title chasing Pontefract Collieries on Saturday.

Jonathan Rimmington’s men then play on consecutive days as they host Hall Road Rangers on Monday and the return clash with Staveley 24 hours later.

Sedge are also in action next Thursday when they travel to Penistone Church for their fifth game in nine days.

In a ridiculous fixture schedule, Rimmington faces major problems the following week as Sedge travel to Rainworth Miners in the NCE League Cup quarter-final on Monday April 30 and are away to Bottesford Town in the league on Tuesday May 1 — as they face travelling 300 miles in 24 hours for two fixtures.