Liversedge defy odds to secure Premier survival

LIVERSEDGE have completed the great escape in the Northern Counties East League Premier, having won their last five matches, culminating in a 2-1 win away at Retford United on Tuesday night to end a turbulent season.

The Clayborners went behind early on against Retford, conceding a Bradley Johnson goal on 10 minutes.

Robert Thomas fired the visitors level before half-time and as the game looked set to finish as a draw Joe Walton was on target to clinch all three points for Sedge in the 89th minute.

But it was Liversedge’s 1-0 win over Cleethorpes on Saturday that guaranteed survival for Jonathan Rimmington’s men, courtesy of a Vaughan Redford goal 10 minutes from time.

Liversedge’s strong end to the season has seen them climb to 14th in the league, an impressive achievement given Rimmington’s side were propping up the division at the beginning of March.

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