A BRILLIANT last-minute goal saw Liversedge lose on the road for the first time in the league this season (2-1).
The battle between two promotion-chasers was as eagerly fought as might be expected, despite Hemsworth’s chairman and manager both resigning in the week ahead of the game.
Instead that seemed to galvanise the team as Liversedge, after a great start which saw Oliver Fearon put them in front, saw the points slip away in added time thanks to a Sidney Santos screamer.
Joe Walton had a number of chances early in the game with Sedge on top. He headed over from close range in the opening minutes, and then fired over the top with a rebound following a save from Hemsworth goalkeeper Jordan Greaves.
A goal was coming and Fearon got it a few minutes later. A long throw-in wasn’t dealt with and the striker was able to prod the ball in to break the deadlock.
The lead lasted only five minutes though as Eddie Cass headed in a free-kick to level against the run of play.
Things got tasty with some forceful challenges turning up the heat of the game, but the sides made it to half-time at 1-1.
Hemsworth created the more promising opportunities at the start of the second half but Seon Ripley dragged a shot wide and Harry Viggars was denied by Sedge stopper Sam Andrew.
Ripley missed another good chance before Liversedge’s best chance for a winner. Walton was played in behind but ended up at a tight angle and could only shoot wide.
The home side must have thought it wasn’t to be their day when Jason Davies struck the post with two minutes left on the clock, but fellow sub Santos found the net in the fourth minute of added time to spark jubilant scenes and send Sedge, for whom Walton was red-carded at the end for dissent, home with nothing. The loss sees Liversedge slip down to fifth in the league table ahead of tomorrow’s (Saturday, kick-off 3pm) clash at Clayborn against second-bottom Bottesford Town.