Praise after cup final defeat for Liversedge

Praise after cup final defeat for Liversedge

LIVERSEDGE manager Jonathan Rimmington praised the performance of his players in their NCEL League Cup final defeat to Worksop.

Against a side who had already won the Premier Division and were on a 21-match winning run, Sedge had the majority of the chances in an entertaining clash at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.

However, two superb free-kicks from Steven Woolley and a third goal from Ross Goodwin gave Worksop a 3-1 win, despite Joe Walton’s effort to bring Liversedge back into the game.

Rimmington believed that his side were superior, but admitted that they needed to be more clinical.

“We put a shift in there,” he said after the game. 

“I thought we were the better team throughout. I thought we were more dangerous, I thought we were at them all the time.

“They’ve won our league and we’ve done that to them twice now. When they beat us 2-1 at their place (in the league in December) we were the better team and we were again tonight.

“We should have been two up before they got a free kick on the edge of the box which we didn’t think should have been given.

“I knew what he’s like though, Woolley, he’s a specialist at it. The first one I thought we went a bit deep at the free-kick, and the keeper should probably have been on his toes a bit more.

“The one in the second half, another free-kick, is just a worldy shot. They scored two free-kicks, we had loads of chances and just didn’t finish them. It’s part of football, putting the ball in the net.

“We were still confident at half-time to come back and win the game, but football kicks you in the goolies every now and then!”

After finishing an inconsistent season in very good form, Rimmington is confident that Liversedge can aim for a promotion push next year.

He said: “We go again next season and hopefully we can mount a challenge to go up because if we play like that, I’m sure we will do.”

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