Cup glory awaits Sedge in Sheffield

Cup glory awaits Sedge in Sheffield

LIVERSEDGE booked their place in the NCEL League Cup final with a thrilling 5-2 semi-final victory over Handsworth Parramore. 

Sedge will play AFC Mansfield in the final at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane a week on Monday (May 21). 

Despite numerous fixtures squeezed together in recent weeks Liversedge have overcome the odds by completing their league schedule while also reaching a cup final. 

Liversedge last lifted silverware in 2006, winning the League Cup. 

It took only seven minutes for the opening goal on Tuesday evening as Daniel Walker rose to head the ball into the net from a corner. 

The visitors levelled proceedings when Ozzy Radford headed Jamie Green’s free-kick past the Sedge keeper. 

The home side got back in front as the ball fell to Tom Brook in the area and he poked home. 

It was soon 3-1 to Liversedge as Marc Lumb’s deflected effort left the Parramore keeper flat footed, who could only watch as the ball crossed the line. 

In the second half, Joe Walton extended Sedge’s lead to three goals as he scored his 30th goal of the campaign. 

Will Eades responded for the visitors but it proved scant consolation as Liversedge scored their fifth goal 10 minutes from time.

On Saturday afternoon, Liversedge clearly had one eye on Tuesday night’s semi-final as they lost 5-1 at home to Albion Sports. 

Daniel Farrar had equalised for Sedge on the half-hour mark after Antoine Recizac put the visitors in front. 

Joe Barden put Albion back in front before half-time. Two goals in two minutes from Daniel Facey and one from Jamal Stewart in the second half sealed a comfortable win for the visitors.

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