LIVERSEDGE suffered a seventh defeat in a row despite an inspired comeback attempt at Hemsworth Miners Welfare.
They trailed 4-0 after a disastrous first 40 minutes, but pulled a goal back just before half-time and had another two by the hour mark.
An equaliser proved just out of reach in the end, but they should at least take plenty of confidence from the display as they look to finally get back to winning ways.
The game got off to a fast start and Hemsworth got the first goal inside six minutes with Bradley Dockerty scoring from a corner.
Sedge looked for a quick reply and a good run from Stephen Wales presented Donae Lawrence with a chance, but he fired the ball over the bar.
Instead they took another blow when the Miners got a second after 13 minutes, with Richard Collier finishing off a counter attack.
They struggled for a response after that goal, and it certainly looked like the contest was over when Dockerty took advantage of a loose ball and coolly finished.
Within three minutes it was four for the home side, as striker Seon Ripley showed great strength to chest the ball, turn and score.
Despite the scoreline, there was still life left in Liversedge, and they got on the board a couple of minutes before the break when Joe Walton put a corner in.
That still looked like being a mere consolation, but after a quiet start to the second half Walton got his second of the game after good work from Wales, and suddenly a comeback looked within sight.
Wales was at the heart of things again five minutes later, with his fantastic run down the left and subsequent cross finding Mitch Hamilton to fire in from the edge of the box.
Now there was just a goal in it with half an hour still to play, and the best chances went their way with Wales heavily involved again.
In the end they weren’t able to find an equaliser, but should be more confident of a return to form after such a spirited comeback.
They will look to bring their losing run to an end tomorrow (Saturday) when they host Maltby Main, before staying on home turf for the visit of Handsworth Parramore three days later.