Sedge fightback stuns Staveley

Sedge fightback stuns Staveley

LIVERSEDGE pulled off an impressive second-half fightback to earn a point against Staveley Miners Welfare in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

Adam Lee fired Staveley ahead at Clayborn to ensure the visitors went into the interval leading 1-0.

But after the restart Lee struck again to the hosts and give his side a deserved two goal cushion.

Liversedge were sloppy in defence and Welfare capitalised once more when Tyla Bell found the back of the net to make it 3-0 and give the visitors what appeared to be an unassailable lead.

But Jonathan Rimmington’s side who had been poor for the first hour turned the game on its head.

First Stephen Wales fired home to reduced his side’s deficit to two goals, before completing his brace with still over 10 minutes left to play.

With suddenly just one goal separating the two sides Staveley looked nervous and vulnerable at the back.

It allowed Joe Walton the chance to equalise late on and keep Liversedge’s slim hopes of a play-off place alive this season. The draw means Sedge remain seventh ahead of their trip to face Rainworth Miners Welfare tomorrow (3pm).

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