Sedge fan targets full house

FOLLOWING Liversedge FC’s impressive start to the new Northern Counties East League Premier season, devoted fan Jimmy Dean has started a Facebook campaign to ‘Pack out Clayborn’.

Dean is aiming to attract over 1,000 fans to Liversedge’s grounf when they entertain Bridlington on Tuesday October 11 (7.45pm).

The highest attendance ever achieved at Clayborn was 986 back in the 1940s, but more recently Sedge were cheered on by 826 people during the 2004 FA Cup when they hosted Coalville.

Jonathan Rimmington’s current squad has lost just one game in the league so far this season and last time out Sedge annihilated Barton Town Old Boys 11-0.

But when Dean went to watch his local team play in front of just 150 people he felt something had to be done.

He said: “I thought it was a bit disappointing that such a small number of people turned out to watch a local team that are playing so well.

“We are flying high at the top of the table and I know if I was a footballer at that level I’d like to be playing in front of a few more people.

“I’m being optimistic but I would love to break the club’s previous highest attendance and surpass four figures.

“The Facebook group I started has really taken off so there’s every chance we might succeed with that, but realistically there’s no reason why we can’t reach 500 people.

“We’ll be playing Bridlington who are aware of what we’re trying to achieve and they are doing what they can to help too.

“This will be massive for Liversedge and will help them reach the next level should they keep up their amazing start to the season.”

Tickets cost £5 for adults, £2.50 for under 16s and OAPs while children under 12 go free if accompanied by an adult.

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