Reversal sees Sedge fall back

LIVERSEDGE FC dropped to eighth place with a 2-0 away to Garforth Town on Saturday afternoon.

Sedge were convincing winners when the sides met earlier in the season, romping to a 6-0 victory in October, but they looked like a completely different side. Neither team was able to break the deadlock in the first half as both struggled to create any real openings.

Brandon Kane had the best chance for the visitors just after the interval. The ball was played through to him on the right side of the area but he was unable to slot his effort past the keeper.

Garforth sub Sean Hunter was first on the scoresheet as he scrambled the ball home from close range after Sedge failed to clear a free kick.

Keeper Sam Andrews made a spectacular save moments later as he tipped the ball over the bar.

Mark Simpson sealed the win, scoring in his ninth consecutive game, hitting a free kick into the bottom corner from the left. Liversedge travel to fourth-placed Thackley tomorrow afternoon.

 

Evo-Stik 1st Division North

OSSETT ALBION 3

PRESCOT CABLES 0

Albion’s hopes of survival got a huge boost as they cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory at home to relegation rivals Prescot Cables on Saturday.

Albion were on the wrong end of a 5-0 scoreline in January but took the lead in the 10th minute when a ball over the top found Rob Bordman, who held off a strong challenge before lobbing over Marcus Burgess in the Prescot goal.

Bordman continued to cause problems and had a shot tipped wide on the half hour. Albion doubled their lead four minutes before the interval when the ball was laid off to Ross Hardaker who fired into the top corner.

Ossett continued to dominate for the majority of the second half. Bordman notched his third in two games from the penalty spot after Jimmy Eyles was pulled down. The result sees Albion stay in 17th position but now puts them 12 points clear of the relegation places.

 

SCARBOROUGH TOWN 2

OSSETT TOWN 0

Ossett Town were unable to get back to winning ways as they drew 0-0 away at Scarborough Athletic on Tuesday evening. It means Town have taken just one point from their last two fixtures after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Colne on Saturday. Town face a tough test tomorrow afternoon as they face table-toppers Lancaster City (3pm), however a win could see them climb a further place into third.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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