Poor start proves costly for Sedge

LIVERSEDGE dropped to third in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division after a 4-2 defeat away at league-leaders Cleethorpes Town.

Jonathan Rimmington’s visiting side got off to an horrific start and went into half-time trailing 4-0.

Andrew Taylor put the hosts ahead on seven minutes before Jonathan Oglesby doubled the advantage four minutes later.

Taylor bagged his second after a quarter of an hour and Peter Winn rounded off the first half scoring in the 24th minute with his side’s fourth.

Liversedge looked like they might be embarrassed, but they fought back and showed some resolve to keep the deficit to just four at the break.

Injuries have affected Sedge’s form of late, which saw them surrender their position at the top of the league a few weeks ago.

Nevertheless they showed what they are capable of in the second half and threatened to pull off a remarkable comeback.

Adam Porritt pulled one back in the 53rd minute and Joe Walton netted to reduce his side’s deficit to two just short of the half hour mark.

But Cleethorpes’ defence regrouped in the last 30 minutes to maintain their lead and go three points clear at the top of the table, with three games in hand on second-placed Thackley.

Sedge could go second if they win their game in hand on Thackley. Rimmington’s men prepare for the visit of Pickering Town tomorrow (Sat, 3pm).

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