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MATCH PREVIEW | Liversedge v Stockton Town

LIVERSEDGE vs STOCKTON TOWN

COMPETITION: Pitching In Northern Premier League East Division

DATE: Saturday 28th October, 2023

KICK-OFF: 3:00pm

ENTRY: Adult £10, Concession £5, U16 £3

GROUND: Woodhorn Lane, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9FW

LIVE UPDATES: @stockton_townfc- Twitter/X

LIVE COMMENTARY: Liversedge v Stockton Town (mixlr.com)

Stockton Town are back on the road with a trip to Liversedge. 

The Anchors were scheduled to be in midweek action but Tuesday’s trip to Carlton Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Stockton will be keen to get back to action after stretching their unbeaten run to five games following a late draw last Saturday against Dunston. Dale Pearson had given the visitors the lead via penalty spot shortly before half time but Michael Sweet popped up with a late equaliser to earn a point.

There was also a boost as Michael Fowler returned to the squad. It was a timely appearance as he got to feature against his former club. He had been out since a suspension against Pontefract Collieries in the FA Trophy on September 9th and then suffered a subsequent injury which had kept him out.

Stockton head into this game without captain Adam Nicholson who is away, Elliott Beddow who is still a few weeks away and Tom Portas is long term.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The two sides have met three times in competitive action, with one win each and a draw between them

05 Mar 2022- Stockton Town 0-0 Liversedge- Northern Premier League East Division

23 Oct 2021: Liversedge 4-2 Stockton Town – Northern Premier League East Division

07 Sept 2019: Liversedge 0-2 Stockton Town – Emirates FA Cup

FORM GUIDE

Liversedge: W W W L W

Last Game: Albion Sports 3-4 Liversedge 

Stockton Town: D W W W W 

Last Game: Stockton Town 1-1 Dunston UTS

THE OPPOSITION

Liversedge are back in the Northern Premier League East Division following relegation from the Premier Division.

They are still under the management of Jonathan Rimmington who  has been in charge since 2015. They are currently 10th after taking 15 points from their first ten games.

Sedge have begun to pick up form of late and have won four of their last five in all competitions. Although they were out of action last Saturday as their trip to Pontefract Collieries was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Some of their more notable results include a 5-0 win over Newton Aycliffe towards the end of August, a 2-0 win at Hebburn Town and a 5-1 win over Winterton Rangers in their last home game.

Players to watch include Liam Hardy who impressed at Worksop last season and former Oxford United midfielder Simon Heslop.

PRE-MATCH QUOTES

Looking ahead to the game, Manager Michael Dunwell said:

“After finishing strong last week with ten men to gain a point and maintaining our unbeaten run to five we go to Liversedge in good spirits. We are creating and scoring more now and have also only conceded four in on our last eight league games so we are looking strong at both ends.”

“Liversedge have had an indifferent start winning five and losing five but we know they’ll be strong, physical and direct which we’ve prepared for.

“Shane Henry and Michael Fowler fully fit now which gives us more options and strengthens the squad massively. We go looking for three points.”

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