Sedge chase NCEL League Cup glory

Sedge chase NCEL League Cup glory

LIVERSEDGE are one game from glory as they prepare for the NCEL League Cup final.

Jonathan Rimmington’s side take on Worksop Town in the final at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium on Monday night (kick-off 7.30pm).

They beat Swallownest 1-0 in last week’s semi-final, and now have the chance to get their hands on the trophy after missing out on the final last season having fielded an ineligible player.

Liversedge’s task couldn’t be much harder, as they take on the side that finished top of the NCEL Premier Division and have won their last 21 matches in all competitions.

However, Sedge have finished the season strongly themselves, winning nine of their previous 12 games, and Rimmington takes confidence from their narrow defeat to Worksop when they last played in December.

“It’s a challenge but we played them around Christmas and they beat us 2-1. We were the better team for most of the game and they were quite fortunate to get the win,” said the manager.

“Because we’ve very young and they’re very experienced, they seem to grind out results.

“They’re a big club, they’ve got a big budget. They were a Conference (North) team not long ago.

“They’re going to be well-supported. It’s going to be a good game.”

U23s make final

LIVERSEDGE and Ossett United’s Under-23 sides will meet in the League Cup final.

Ossett beat Harrogate Town 2-1 in their semi-final on Tuesday night, while Sedge won 4-1 at Garforth Town the next evening.

The final will take place at the West Riding FA’s Fleet Lane ground on May 25, with a 2pm kick-off.

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