Another important point in a 2-2 draw for 16th-placed Staveley Miners Welfare last night in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division, and one which takes them ever-closer to safety; only a last minute Liversedge equaliser denied them all three at Inkersall Road –and ‘Sedge Manager Jonathan Rimmington took time out to reflect on events last night, and on their home win over Bridlington on Monday evening, writes Colin Muncie.
Liversedge led 1-0 at the interval in front of the 108-strong crowd in Derbyshire thanks to Rhys Davies third minute opener; but as the game entered its last twenty minutes , Josh Madin (73 mins) and Andrew McCreadie (80) turned the game on its head; but Kristijan Boskovski levelled right on time to split the spoils.
Jonathan told the Bootiful Game “Well, what can I say? Staveley had all the ball tonight but with Brooky (Tom Brook) one of our centre backs in goal, and Brandon Kane and Joe Walton at centre back ,I thought we looked pretty good at the back and they only cut us open a couple of times. We are struggling at the minute -and the lads were knackered- but we have a great set even though we have struggled over the last two games to get a team out. We were happy with tonight’s point- especially with our average age maybe at 19 or 20”
Reflecting on that win over the Seasiders, Jonathan was surprised by the visitor’s approach but felt that he might know the reason “On Monday we were again without a goalkeeper and a few players but once again we got a great result. In the first half Bridlington did create a few chances but the two goals they scored, I think our keeper saves. We did keep trying to pass the ball and we caused them problems. I was quite shocked with Bridlington’s’ direct approach as they have some good players, but we held on for a massive three points.
“Maybe they were told to play direct as one of their players was very uncomplimentary about our place”.