Liversedge back on track with Bottesford thrashing

Liversedge back on track with Bottesford thrashing

LIVERSEDGE finished 2019 just three points off the automatic promotion places after a convincing win at Bottesford Town (2-4). 

Against a side battling at the wrong end of the table, Alfie Raw and Michael Bottomley scored early goals to put Sedge on course for the three points. Oliver Fearon and Jack Hardacre added second-half strikes before two late consolation goals for the hosts.

Alex Lill and Fearon were denied by the goalkeeper in a fast start before the breakthrough after 11 minutes. Liam Marsden and Fearon were involved in neat play which resulted in Raw finding the net.

Just six minutes later, Fearon broke through and was denied by the keeper, but the ball rebounded into the path of Bottomley with an empty net to tap home.

Liversedge could have had a bigger lead were it not for two fantastic saves to keep out a Marsden free-kick and a Tom Jackson overhead strike.

It would not stay at 2-0 for long in the second half, with a third goal coming inside the opening minute from the restart. Paul Walker led a quick break before squaring the ball for Fearon to finish.

The scoreline was made even more convincing on the hour mark when Hardacre got in on the action, trying his luck from outside the box and striking a delightful shot over the keeper for his first Sedge goal.

Bottesford managed two late consolation goals as Kieran McCaffrey diverted a free-kick in and Sedge skipper Jackson then inadvertently turned a cross into his own net. 

Liversedge are in fifth place, a win away from the top three, going into their first clash of 2020 tomorrow (Saturday, kick-off 3pm) at Barton Town.

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