Liversedge
Liversedge F.C. logo.png
Full nameLiversedge Football Club
Nickname(s)Sedge
Founded1910; 112 years ago (1910)
GroundClayborn,
Cleckheaton
West Yorkshire
Capacity2,000
ChairmanTrevor Best
ManagerJonathan Rimmington
LeagueNorthern Premier League Premier Division
2021–22Northern Premier League Division One East, 1st of 19 (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

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 Premier Division.

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 2019–20 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.

At the end of the 2020/2021 season the highest ever polling result for the league goal of the season was when liversedge forward jack hurrell buried the ball into the top corner from the 35yrd mark after a free kick.

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.

The closest team, in the Northern Premier League, to Liversedge F.C. is Brighouse Town. Clashes with better-supported Ossett United are regularly held on a Friday night, with requests to arrive early before the match, making it one of the big derby matches in the league.

[5] A record crowd of 1559 saw Liversedge beat Ossett at Clayborn in their league fixture on the 21st January.

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 League
1982 - 2021 Northern Counties East Football League Premier Division
2021–2022 Northern Premier League East Division
2022–Present Northern Premier League Premier Division

Seasons

Season League Division Pos P W D L F A GD Pts F.A. Cup F.A. Trophy F.A. Vase W.R. County Cup Notes
1972-73 12 YL Division Three 2 30 18 4 8 63 35 +28 40 Promoted to Division Two
1973-74 11 YL Division Two 5 30 15 7 8 45 33 +12 37
1974-75 11 YL Division Two 5 28 14 5 9 56 32 +24 33 2R
1975-76 11 YL Division Two 3 28 14 10 4 47 25 +22 38 3R Promoted to Division One
1976-77 10 YL Division One 14 30 7 6 17 37 57 -20 20 PRE Joined Division Two
1977-78 11 YL Division Two 5 28 12 10 6 41 34 +7 34
1978-79 11 YL Division Two 4 30 13 9 8 39 33 +6 35 Promoted to Division One
1979-80 10 YL Division One 9 30 10 9 11 34 33 +1 29
1980-81 10 YL Division One 10 30 11 7 12 35 49 -14 29
1981-82 10 YL Division One 15 30 6 5 19 24 52 -28 17 Joined Northern Counties East League as Founding member
1982-83 10 NCEL Division One (North) 8 26 8 9 9 35 35 +0 25 3R[6]
1983-84 10 NCEL Division One (North) 13 26 5 7 14 29 53 -24 17 1R[7]
1984-85 10 NCEL Division One (North) 8 32 14 6 12 55 50 +5 48 EP 3R[8] Placed in Division Two in re-organisation
1985-86 11 NCEL Division Two 10 30 11 5 14 46 56 -10 38 1R 2R[9]
1986-87 11 NCEL Division Two 11 34 10 13 11 40 45 -5 43 PRE 2R[10]
1987-88 11 NCEL Division Two 6 28 13 5 10 51 40 +11 44 PRE 1R[11]
1988-89 11 NCEL Division Two 2 26 16 4 6 52 24 +28 52 PRE 1R[12] Promoted to Division One
1989-90 10 NCEL Division One 2 28 17 3 8 57 29 +28 54 EP W[13] Runner-up on goal difference
1990-91 10 NCEL Division One 3 24 15 2 7 61 35 +26 47 PRE 3R[14] Promoted to Premier Division
1991-92 9 NCEL Premier Division 14 36 11 8 17 54 72 -18 41 1Q 2R 2R[15]
1992-93 9 NCEL Premier Division 14 38 12 8 18 56 77 -21 44 PRE EP SF[16]
1993-94 9 NCEL Premier Division 11 38 17 4 17 63 65 -2 55 2Q 2R 2R[17]
1994-95 9 NCEL Premier Division 19 38 7 8 23 48 81 -33 29 PRE PRE 2R[18]
1995-96 9 NCEL Premier Division 9 38 16 7 15 52 49 +3 55 PRE 2Q 1R[19]
1996-97 9 NCEL Premier Division 20 38 5 9 24 40 87 -47 24 PRE 1Q 2R[20]
1997-98 9 NCEL Premier Division 18 38 7 9 22 41 88 -47 30 2Q 2Q F[21]
1998-99 9 NCEL Premier Division 6 38 21 4 13 87 63 +24 67 1Q 2R SF[22]
1999-2000 9 NCEL Premier Division 4 38 20 5 13 76 45 +31 65 2Q 2Q 2R[23]
2000-01 9 NCEL Premier Division 15 38 9 13 16 50 63 -13 40 1Q 1R 2R[24]
2001-02 9 NCEL Premier Division 11 38 14 6 18 59 66 -7 48 2Q 2Q SF[25]
2002-03 9 NCEL Premier Division 9 38 16 6 16 59 65 -6 54 PRE 1R 3R[26]
2003-04 9 NCEL Premier Division 9 38 17 8 13 72 58 +14 59 1Q 2R 2R[27]
2004-05 9 NCEL Premier Division 6 38 17 10 11 74 62 +12 61 4Q 2Q 1R[28]
2005-06 9 NCEL Premier Division 2 38 25 5 8 106 49 +57 80 EP 3R 2R[29]
2006-07 9 NCEL Premier Division 12 38 13 10 15 58 60 -2 49 PRE 2R 2R[30]
2007-08 9 NCEL Premier Division 4 38 20 8 10 73 41 +32 68 2Q 2Q 2R[31]
2008-09 9 NCEL Premier Division 14 38 14 7 17 60 64 -4 46 EP 1R 2R[32] Three points deducted
2009-10 9 NCEL Premier Division 9 38 17 5 16 89 83 +6 56 EP 1R QF[33]
2010-11 9 NCEL Premier Division 17 38 7 12 19 52 76 -24 32 EP 2Q 2R[34] One point deducted
2011-12 9 NCEL Premier Division 14 38 12 5 21 62 80 -18 41 PRE 2Q 2R[35]
2012-13 9 NCEL Premier Division 15 42 11 12 19 68 81 -13 45 EP 2Q 2R[36]
2013-14 9 NCEL Premier Division 20 44 10 6 28 58 115 -57 36 EP 1R 2R[37]
2014-15 9 NCEL Premier Division 18 40 9 7 24 46 93 -47 34 EP 2Q 2R[38]
2015-16 9 NCEL Premier Division 14 42 13 9 20 61 93 -32 48 EP 1Q 2R[39]
2016-17 9 NCEL Premier Division 11 42 17 8 17 99 73 +26 59 EP 2Q 1R[40]
2017-18 9 NCEL Premier Division 11 42 15 12 15 96 93 +3 57 EP 1R 1R[41]
2018-19 9 NCEL Premier Division 13 38 15 3 20 56 80 -24 48 PRE 1Q 2R[42]
2019-20 9 NCEL Premier Division 2 24 16 5 3 80 42 +38 53 1Q 2Q 1R[43]
2020-21 9 NCEL Premier Division 3 7 7 0 0 25 3 +22 21 EP 4R Joined Northern Premier League
2021–22 8 NPL Division One East 1 36 29 6 1 98 22 +76 93 1Q 2R W[44] Promoted to Premier Division
2022–23 7 NPL Premier Division

Current season 2021–22

Current squad

As of 3 May 2022.

[45] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   Max Dearnley (loan)
GK England ENG Tom Morgan
GK England ENG Jordan Porter
GK   Jon Stewart
DF   John Cyrus
DF   Adam Field
DF   Joshua Grant
DF   Jack Hardacre
DF   Kurt Harris
DF England ENG Niall Heaton (loan)
DF England ENG Adam Porritt
DF England ENG Connor Smyth
DF   Jack Steers
DF   Kevy Tarangadzo
MF   Benjamin Atkinson
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   Declan Bacon
MF England ENG Ross Daly
MF England ENG Spencer Harris
MF   Chris Howarth
MF   Joe Kenny
MF   Charlie Marshall
MF   Alfie Raw
MF England ENG Jack Stockdill
FW England ENG Gavin Allott
FW   Oliver Fearon
FW England ENG Nicholas Walker
FW England ENG Paul Walker
FW England ENG Joseph Walton
FW England ENG Lewis Whitham

Northern Premier League : East Division

Date Home Score Away Attendance Scorer
Sat 14 Aug 21 Lincoln United 0 - 2 Liversedge 75 Joseph Walton (8, 32)
Tue 17 Aug 21 Liversedge 3 - 1 Tadcaster Albion 274 Nicholas Walker (16), Joseph Walton (63), Kurt Harris (71)
Tue 24 Aug 21 Stocksbridge Park Steels 0 - 3 Liversedge 177 Oliver Fearon (12, 42), Benjamin Atkinson (59)
Sat 28 Aug 21 Liversedge 2 - 1 Marske United 230 Oliver Fearon (47, 74)
Mon 30 Aug 21 Pontefract Collieries 1 - 3 Liversedge 281 Jack Stockdill (10), Oliver Fearon (50), Nicholas Walker (80)
Tue 07 Sep 21 Sheffield FC 0 - 2 Liversedge 302 Gavin Allott (25), Benjamin Atkinson (88)
Sat 11 Sep 21 Liversedge 2 - 0 Dunston 211 Nicholas Walker (2), Oliver Fearon (40)
Tue 14 Sep 21 Liversedge 5 - 1 Pickering Town 223 Oliver Fearon (20), Jack Stockdill (48), Benjamin Atkinson (58, 88), Charlie Marshall (90)
Sat 25 Sep 21 Hebburn Town 1 - 1 Liversedge 448 Benjamin Atkinson (90 Pen)
Sat 02 Oct 21 Liversedge 5 - 0 Yorkshire Amateur 222 Nicholas Walker (14), Benjamin Atkinson (45 Pen, 87), Kevy Tarangadzo (51), Gavin Allott (79)
Fri 15 Oct 21 Ossett United 0 - 5 Liversedge 1005 Nicholas Walker (45, 85, 90), Joseph Walton (48), Oliver Fearon (51)
Sat 23 Oct 21 Liversedge 4 - 2 Stockton Town 412 Kurt Harris (33), Gavin Allott (35), Nicholas Walker (59, 90)
Tue 02 Nov 21 Cleethorpes Town 2 - 4 Liversedge 305 Benjamin Atkinson (2), Joseph Walton (6), Oliver Fearon (10, 56)
Sat 06 Nov 21 Frickley Athletic 0 - 2 Liversedge 211 Alfie Raw (62 Pen), Jack Stockdill (66)
Sat 11 Dec 21 Tadcaster Albion 0 - 2 Liversedge 177 Joseph Walton (66), Alfie Raw (84)
Sat 18 Dec 21 Liversedge 6 - 2 Lincoln United 277 Lewis Whitham (38), Jack Stockdill (47), Gavin Allott (61, 63, 65, 86)
Mon 27 Dec 21 Brighouse Town 1 - 2 Liversedge 827 Benjamin Atkinson (74), Joseph Walton (90)
Sat 01 Jan 22 Liversedge 1 - 1 Pontefract Collieries 849 Lewis Whitham (47)
Sat 08 Jan 22 Yorkshire Amateur 2 - 0 Liversedge 208
Tue 11 Jan 22 Liversedge 2 - 1 Shildon A.F.C. 393 Benjamin Atkinson (62), Gavin Allott (71)
Sat 15 Jan 22 Liversedge 2 - 0 Hebburn Town 383 Gavin Allott (44), Lewis Whitham (49)
Fri 21 Jan 22 Liversedge 6 - 0 Ossett United 1559 Joseph Walton (4), Gavin Allott (45), Nicholas Walker (54), Jack Hardacre (59), Benjamin Atkinson (72), Lewis Whitham (86)
Sat 05 Feb 22 Liversedge 2 - 0 Frickley Athletic 425 Nicholas Walker (15, 90)
Tue 08 Feb 22 Shildon A.F.C. 0 - 3 Liversedge 255 Oliver Fearon (34, 82), Nicholas Walker (68)
Sat 12 Feb 22 Bridlington Town 2 - 2 Liversedge 222 Kurt Harris (81), Joseph Walton (90)
Sat 26 Feb 22 Liversedge 5 - 0 Cleethorpes Town 543 Lewis Whitham (29, 63), Benjamin Atkinson (52), Alfie Raw (58 Pen), Paul Walker (77)
Sat 05 Mar 22 Stockton Town 0 - 0 Liversedge 755
Sat 12 Mar 22 Dunston 0 - 4 Liversedge 403 Lewis Whitham (15, 50), Joseph Walton (18), Declan Bacon (69)
Sat 19 Mar 22 Liversedge 3 - 2 Sheffield FC 405 Gavin Allott (15), Joseph Walton (53), Benjamin Atkinson (66)
Tue 22 Mar 22 Liversedge 1 - 0 Worksop Town 536 Nicholas Walker (69)
Sat 26 Mar 22 Liversedge 1 - 1 Bridlington Town 632 Benjamin Atkinson (45)
Tue 29 Mar 22 Pickering Town 1 - 3 Liversedge 236 Benjamin Atkinson (6), Gavin Allott (77), Nicholas Walker (90)
Sat 09 Apr 22 Liversedge 5 - 0 Stocksbridge Park Steels 467 Benjamin Atkinson (16), Nicholas Walker (43, 87), Gavin Allott (54), Lewis Whitham (65)
Sat 16 Apr 22 Marske United 0 - 2 Liversedge 1474 Gavin Allott (21), Nicholas Walker (80)
Mon 18 Apr 22 Liversedge 1 - 1 Brighouse Town 1235 Oliver Fearon (61)
Sat 23 Apr 22 Worksop Town 0 - 2 Liversedge 503 Benjamin Atkinson (33, 71)

Emirates FA Cup

Round Date Home Score Away Attendance Scorer
Preliminary Sat 21 Aug 21 Liversedge 5 - 0 Knaresborough Town 183 Paul Walker (3), Joseph Walton (33), Alfie Raw (38), Spencer Harris (49), Nicholas Walker (88)
First Qualifying Sat 04 Sep 21 Runcorn Linnets 2 - 0 Liversedge 603

FA Trophy

Round Date Home Score Away Attendance Scorer
Second Qualifying Sat 09 Oct 21 Clitheroe 1 - 1P Liversedge 583 Gavin Allott (7)
Third Qualifying Sat 30 Oct 21 Liversedge 4 - 0 Scarborough Athletic 571 Jack Stockdill (11), Paul Walker (53), Benjamin Atkinson (73), Nicholas Walker (81)
First Sat 13 Nov 21 Liversedge 3 - 2 Basford United 808 Jack Stockdill (19), Paul Walker (42), Joseph Walton (90), Aaron O'Connor (6), Marcus Marshall (13)
Second Tue 30 Nov 21 Liversedge 1 - 3 Lancaster City 382 Paul Walker (80)

West Riding County Cup

Round Date Home Score Away Venue Attendance Scorer
Second Tue 16 Nov 21 Liversedge 3 - 0 Barnoldswick Town Clayborn 253 Lewis Whitham (3), Gavin Allott (14), Spencer Harris (53)
Quarter-Final Tue 01 Feb 22 Liversedge 6 - 3 FC Halifax Town Clayborn 755 Alfie Raw (5 Pen, 72 Pen), Lewis Whitham (7, 40), Oliver Fearon (17, 87)
Semi-Final Wed 16 Mar 22 Albion Sports 0 - 6 Liversedge The Citadel 201 Jack Steers (16), Joseph Walton (24), Paul Walker (36), Gavin Allott (52), Niall Heaton (64), Connor Smythe (81)
Final Fri 6 May 22 Liversedge 3 - 1 Brighouse Town Yorkshire Payments Stadium 1087 Benjamin Atkinson (20), Nicholas Walker (66), Lewis Whitham (75)

Gallery

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