Liversedge reach crisis point in NCEL Premier

LIVERSEDGE’S challenging campaign hasn’t got any easier following a narrow 2-1 defeat against Garforth Town on Tuesday night in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier.

Despite Jonathan Rimmington’s men starting positively away at Garforth, defensive frailties were again going to prove costly for the Clayborn outfit.

Rhys Davies fired the away side in front on 15 minutes but the lead was short lived and Town hit back five minutes later with a goal from Greg Kidd.

The game was evenly balanced with the sides level at the interval.

But after the change of ends Town looked increasingly dangerous and just after the hour mark they went ahead through Danny Harris.

Liversedge battled hard but they couldn’t find a way through the Town defence and the hosts held out for a valuable three points.

The defeat to Garfoth Town followed a heavy 4-1 league loss against Tadcaster Albion four days earlier.

Albion, who are joint top of NCEL Premier with games in hand on their rivals, were in fine form at home to the league’s bottom-placed side.

Despite that Liversedge were going toe-to-toe with their opponents in the first half but on the stroke of half-time the hosts edged themselves ahead through Liam Ormsby.

After the restart Rimmington’s men bounced back well and drew level thanks to Tom Jackson’s strike on the hour mark.

But Albion upped their game from that point on with Ormsby completing his brace in the 67th minute.

Sedge were still in the game and pushed for an equaliser right to the end, but they were hit twice on the counter attack in the last three minutes of normal time thanks to goals from Carl Stewart and Jimmy Beadle, who rounded off the win.

Back-to-back defeats in a week make the possibility of relegation even more likely for the Clayborn side, who are now seven points adrift at the bottom of the table, but do have games in hand on their rivals.

They hope to host Armthorpe Welfare for their first home game in almost four months tomorrow (3pm).

• Ossett Albion have slipped to fifth after narrowly losing out 1-0 away to table toppers Warrington Town in the Evo-Stik First Division North table.

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