Rimmington reflects on Harrogate then explains his squad will be depleted tonight

Good to hear from our mate and Liversedge Manager Jonathan Rimmington ahead of the first of three games in six days for his beleaguered squad. Tonight, Jonathan takes his players to their Toolstation NCEL Fourth Round League Cup tie at Division One’s Dronfield Town-but before considering the trip to Derbyshire, he reflected on his side’s home loss to Harrogate Railway Athletic at the weekend, writes Colin Muncie.

Jonathan told the Bootiful Game “ On the Harrogate game I think the lads thought we just had to turn up and first half was as bad as we have played this season; sloppy defending for their penalty; a straight ball flicked on and a run- in behind for the second. It was awful really, but in the second half we battered them, to be fair, and their goalkeeper was outstanding. If you give teams opportunities in the league you get punished- and that’s what happened.

Jonathan didn’t feel that his team got the rub of the green from the officials “Two of the three officials were terrible; I knew from five minutes in that we were not going to get anything that was  50/50” he told us .Decision after decision went against us and it became clear to everybody around; then in the last minute how the lines person and referee never gave a penalty is beyond me ; it was two v two in the penalty area and Rhys Davies’ cross hit the outstretched arm of the defender- it was  unbelievable really. I have to say that though we shouldn’t have let it get to that. We had enough clear chances to win this game -but give credit to Harrogate; in the first half they were the better side”.

Jonathan is already seeing the impact of his side’s fixture logjam ahead of the Cup tie this evening.” We move onto tonight and to be fair we are struggling for a team. Lads work Monday’s” he explained “and some are Managers of their respective places so cannot get time off, so we will go to Dronfield to fulfil our fixture and see what happens”.

“To be fair they won’t be seeing the best of us at all- which is disappointing”.

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