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NCELP 14/04/2012

Hall Road Rangers 2-5 Liversedge Adam Crane 50

Joe Cooper 87

Hall Road Rangers joint boss, Jamie Barnwell, has said his side were too "naive" in their 5-2 defeat against Liversedge at Dene Park.

David Boardman 45, 90, Alex Hallam 66

Thompson on the edge of the box, and finished past a scrambling James Fossdyke to make it 2-0. On the stroke of half-.me, Liversedge broke down the right and a er a couple of neat touches, David Boardman received the ball and finished well to make it 3-0 at the break. Rangers started the second half brightly, and their posi.vity paid off - albeit fortuitously - on 50 minutes, when Adam Crane's cross-cum-shot evaded goalkeeper Daniel Knight's outstretched arms - his first goal since September last year. Liversedge's three-goal lead was restored on 66 minutes when Alex Hallam slo/ed past Fossdyke a er a neat counter a/ack to make it 4-1. Rangers did grab another goal back on 87 minutes, though. Crane played through Cooper, who neatly rounded Knight in the Liversedge goal, to finish into an empty net for his third goal of the season. But Liversedge added a fi h in injury .me, with Boardman grabbing his second by rounding Fossdyke. "We didn't get to grips with their shape", lamented Barnwell. "Although they were playing exactly the same as us, their shape had more impact on us than ours did on theirs. "We made some changes early second half because we thought there was s.ll something in the game for us. "I think it was a game in which they were be/er in the final third than us." HALL ROAD: Fossdyke, Thacker, Ca/ermole, Gawthorpe (Wilson, 79), Atkinson, Parker, Griffin, Thompson (Heard, 51), Barnwell, Ricke/s (Cooper, 54), Crane. Subs not used: Mor.mer.

MATCH REPORT

The visitors were 3-0 up by half-.me, with goals from Nathan Cartman (2) and David Boardman, and although Rangers improved significantly in the second half, it wasn't enough to prevent a loss. "I think it was a fair scoreline in terms of the way [Liversedge] played", reflected Barnwell. "There was a bit of naivety on our part in terms of how we defended as a team. "If we'd have taken our chances, the game takes a different complexion. "Naive sums it up. That's probably the word for the day." Rangers made five changes to the side that lost 1-0 to Brighouse on Easter Monday. Out went Ray Ford, Steve Chapman, Dane Mor.mer, Jamie Heard and Joe Cooper; in came Barnwell, Darrel Thompson, Mark Griffin, Jamie Atkinson and Adam Crane. With Hall Road slow to really get going, Liversedge opened the scoring a er eight minutes. Cartman was played through down the middle, and despite pressure from Atkinson, finished well into the corner of the net. Rangers' first real chance came on 16 minutes, when a free kick on the half way line was lo ed into Barnwell, who delicately chested into the path of Danny Ricke/s, but Ricke/s' first .me strike from inside the box was wide of the goal. Straight up the other end, Liversedge doubled their lead, with Cartman again on target. The striker dispossessed

Nathan Cartman 8, 17


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