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.
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