Goalfest sees Sedge get through FA Cup replay

Goalfest sees Sedge get through FA Cup replay

Liversedge FC came through their Extra Preliminary Round replay of the FA Cup following an eight-goal thriller against Armthorpe Welfare at the Clayborn Ground on Tuesday night.

The two teams had drawn 1-1 in the initial fixture last Saturday, before Liversedge came out on top in the replay 5-3.

The home side took a quick-fire 2-0 lead through a Devonte Morton header and a Roy Foggarty penalty after seven and nine minutes respectively.

Craig Aspinall pulled a goal back for Welfare on 22 minutes, but Liversedge hit back to make it 3-1 on 31 minutes through Morton with his second of the night.

Again, Welfare came back with a Wayne Brook goal on 43 minutes, but the home side added a fourth four minutes into the second half, Brandon Kane scoring direct from a corner.

Steve Wales made it 5-2 with a well-struck 25-yard shot on 56 minutes.

Liversedge goalkeeper James Waggett gave Welfare some hope when he collected and then dropped a Stuart Preston free-kick on 63 minutes.

But it was too little too late for the away side.

Sedge will face Evo-Stik Division One North side Ramsbottom United away in the Preliminary Round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday, August 19. 

Liversedge’s league fixture against Athersley Recreation scheduled for August 19 will be re-arranged. 

The victory against Welfare comes as Liversedge seek to get their new NCEL Premier Division campaign off to a winning start.

They face Rainworth Miners Welfare at Clayborn (3pm) tomorrow.

They play Clipstone away on Tuesday, August 15.

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