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SIBSON: “We could really have done without tonight’s match just before a very important game at the weekend!”

Ahead of this weekend’s upcoming important NCEL Premier Division clash with Knaresborough Town, Yorkshire Amateur had to deal with fellow NCEL top flight side Liversedge in the West Riding County Cup Second Round – where they dished out a 3-0 win.

A penalty from Brice Tiani (35 minutes) set the Ammers on their way, with Ben Laycock making it two-nil on the stroke of half-time (45 minutes). The tie was eventually settled just after the hour mark (63 minutes) when Leon Henry found the back of the net with a smart finish.

Ammers joint manager Neil Sibson had this to say, “We could have done without tonight’s match – just before a very important game at the weekend – so we took the opportunity to rest a few lads and give some of our other lads a run out. Sedge also rested a few players.”

“The game was a pretty even contest until they lost their ‘keeper just before half time. We came into the interval 2-0 to the good – and the half-time message; keep playing as we are and utilise the extra man we have.”

“Sedge had a good ten minutes early in the second half, but then we took control of the game as we would expect against ten-men. Ben Laycock, our U21 striker got the penalty with his persistence and also grabbed a goal, so we are delighted for him. We now face one of the big guns in the Quarter-Finals in Harrogate Town or Guiseley.”

“We have a very tough game at Knaresborough this weekend, so our thoughts now turn to that.”

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