Liversedge
Full nameLiversedge Football Club
Nickname(s)Sedge
Founded1910
GroundClayborn, Cleckheaton
Capacity2,000
ChairmanTrevor Best
ManagerJonathan Rimmington
LeagueNorthern Premier League Division One East
2020–21Northern Counties East League Premier Division (promoted)

Liversedge F.C. is a football club based in Cleckheaton, England, on the border with Hightown in Liversedge. They are currently members of the Northern Premier League Division One East.

Liversedge play their home games at Clayborn, which features a clubhouse to the top west corner of the ground, covered seating at the North, and a small covered-terracing stand to the West behind the goal. In 2017, Liversedge secured much-needed investment from Trevor Best, Managing Director and Founder of Corpad. Best managed Liversedge in the 1990s,[1] and is their current chairman.

Selected facts about Sedge

In the 2004–05 season Liversedge reached the 4th qualifying round of the FA Cup and took Coalville Town to a replay. The draw saw them in the televised draw for the first round proper of the Cup, the stage where the Football League clubs join. Coalville won the replay 2–0 to face Wycombe Wanderers. That season saw Sedge achieve their highest finish in the NCEL, second-placed behind Buxton. Promotion was not granted as the ground was not up to the required standard at that time.

Prior to the 2004–05 season the ground had a large slope from the north to the south. The pitch was dug up in closed season of 2005, and the surface was rebuilt from scratch to make a new, flat field. Liversedge had to play their first few games away for the 2005–06 season while the turf bedded in.

On 25 July 2010, Sedge played a match to mark the club's centenary against a Legends XI including Peter Beagrie and former Huddersfield Town player Simon Trevitt. The Legends won 2–1 with both their goals being scored by Chris Freestone.

Following a couple of seasons curtailed dramatically by the coronavirus pandemic, Liversedge were promoted to the Northern Premier League East due to having finished both the 2019/2020 and 2020/21 seasons in the top three of the table (based on a table using a Points Per Games calculation).[2]

For many years Sedge played in a sky blue home shirt but in 2021/22 they started to play in shirts with blue and white stripes on the front and plain white on the back.

In October 2021, Liversedge F.C. went viral on Twitter because their striker Joe Walton had to go in goal in the second round of the FA Trophy against Clitheroe FC following a red card to the Sedge keeper. He made a string of fine saves to get ten-man Sedge to a penalty shootout, which they then won with Walton saving two and scoring one himself as Sedge went through 10–9 on penalties.[3] Footage of this was retweeted on Twitter and Walton got interviewed on the national radio station Talksport. He was originally a central defender at Sedge before he started playing upfront, and had done the same thing in a cup tie at Barton Town in a previous season. [4]Although Sedge have been playing Association Football for more than a hundred years, they can still boast that they have never been relegated.

Honours

League history

Years League
1919 - 1922 Bradford League
1922 - 1927 West Riding County Amateur
1947 - 1949 Spen Valley League
1949 - 1972 West Riding County Amateur
1972 - 1982 Yorkshire
1982 - 2021 Northern Counties East Football League Premier Division
2021–Present Northern Premier League East Division

Seasons

Season League Division Pos P W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1982–83 10 NCEL Division One (North) 8 13 5 2 6 19 20 -1 12
1983–84 10 NCEL Division One (North) 13 13 4 3 6 18 24 -6 11
1984–85 10 NCEL Division One (North) 8 16 9 1 6 30 24 +6 28
1985–86 11 NCEL Division Two 10 15 8 2 5 25 20 +5 26
1986–87 11 NCEL Division Two 11 17 6 8 3 24 19 +5 26
1987–88 11 NCEL Division Two 6 14 8 2 4 30 20 +10 26
1988–89 11 NCEL Division Two 2 13 10 2 1 32 10 +22 32
1989–90 10 NCEL Division One 2 14 12 0 2 38 13 +25 36
1990–91 10 NCEL Division One 3 12 6 1 5 24 16 +8 19
1991–92 9 NCEL Premier Division 14 18 8 6 4 31 34 -3 30
1992–93 9 NCEL Premier Division 14 19 8 3 8 32 32 0 27
1993–94 9 NCEL Premier Division 11 19 11 1 7 35 22 +13 34
1994–95 9 NCEL Premier Division 19 19 5 3 11 21 34 -13 18
1995–96 9 NCEL Premier Division 9 19 6 4 9 30 25 +5 22
1996–97 9 NCEL Premier Division 20 19 4 7 8 27 35 -8 19
1997–98 9 NCEL Premier Division 18 19 3 6 10 21 39 -18 15
1998–99 9 NCEL Premier Division 6 19 10 3 6 43 30 +13 33
1999–00 9 NCEL Premier Division 4 19 8 4 7 31 21 +10 28
2000–01 9 NCEL Premier Division 15 19 6 6 7 30 34 -4 24
2001–02 9 NCEL Premier Division 11 19 7 4 8 37 34 +3 25
2002–03 9 NCEL Premier Division 9 19 10 2 7 32 28 +4 32
2003–04 9 NCEL Premier Division 9 19 7 5 7 34 28 +6 26
2004–05 9 NCEL Premier Division 6 19 8 4 7 35 32 +3 28
2005–06 9 NCEL Premier Division 2 19 12 3 4 66 33 +33 39 League Cup Winners
2006–07 9 NCEL Premier Division 12 19 10 4 5 41 31 +10 34
2007–08 9 NCEL Premier Division 4 19 10 5 4 40 21 +19 35 President's Cup Winners
2008–09 9 NCEL Premier Division 14 19 7 5 7 31 31 0 26
2009–10 9 NCEL Premier Division 9 19 10 1 8 59 43 +16 31
2010–11 9 NCEL Premier Division 17 19 4 6 9 32 37 -5 18
2011–12 9 NCEL Premier Division 14 19 7 2 10 30 32 -2 23
2012–13 9 NCEL Premier Division 15 21 4 7 10 36 39 -3 19
2013–14 9 NCEL Premier Division 20 22 5 1 16 29 69 -40 16
2014–15 9 NCEL Premier Division 18 20 3 3 14 24 56 -32 12
2015–16 9 NCEL Premier Division 14 21 11 2 8 39 40 -1 35
2016–17 9 NCEL Premier Division 8 21 10 4 7 51 29 +22 34
2017–18 9 NCEL Premier Division 11 42 15 12 15 96 93 +3 57 League Cup finalists
2018–19 9 NCEL Premier Division 14 42 13 9 20 61 93 -32 48 League Cup finalists
2019–22 9 NCEL Premier Division 2 24 16 5 3 80 42 +38 53 curtailed due to COVID-19 pandemic
2020–21 9 NCEL Premier Division 3 7 7 0 0 25 3 +22 21 curtailed due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021–22 8 NPL East

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Liversedge announce new investment". Football Trade Directory. Football Trade Directory. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  2. ^ "League line-ups revealed for 2021/22 season". 18 May 2021. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  3. ^ Archer, Kieran (14 October 2021). "Striker Joe Walton is unlikely goalkeeping hero for Liversedge in FA Trophy tie". [Spenborough Guardian]. [National World plc]. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  4. ^ Hunt, Andrew (25 September 2019). "Walton stars in Liversedge penalty shoot-out victory at Barton Town". [Spenborough Guardian]. [National World plc]. Retrieved 24 October 2021.

Coordinates: 53°43′03.53″N 1°42′42.39″W / 53.7176472°N 1.7117750°W / 53.7176472; -1.7117750