LIVERSEDGE suffered late heartbreak in their top of the table clash at Hemsworth Miners Welfare last Saturday, losing 2-1 to a last minute goal, but Jonathan Rimmington’s fifth-placed side impressed, and were able to call on the talents of a shock new signing from the bench, former Nostell Miners Welfare midfielder Billy Mole.

Mole, who turned 21 last month, had been at Nostell for years, coming up through their youth ranks, and is widely regarded as one of Yorkshire’s brightest young non-league stars, having appeared in the county’s first international squad last year.

Tabloid readers might also recognise Mole from a revealing interview he and his girlfriend gave to The Sun last year, in which they discussed their love lives in great detail.

Sedge fans will hope Mole can perform just as well on the pitch. He is set to make his home debut tomorrow against lowly Bottesford Town in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

Silsden secured a fine 3-2 NCEL League Cup success at Bridlington Town on Tuesday, with that success stretching their unbeaten run to six games in all competitions. It will be a tough ask to extend that though, when they host second-placed Hemsworth tomorrow.

Thackley’s last game against Knaresborough Town was called off, meaning they haven’t played since a helter-skelter 3-3 home draw with Barton Town on November 19.

They should be well rested therefore, ahead of their home game with 14th-placed Handsworth this weekend.

Defeats in their last two league matches have seen Eccleshill United slip to 15th, but a last minute winner against Garforth Town in the West Riding County Cup last time out should give them confidence.

They will hope to take that into Saturday’s clash at Goole, who are just four points above them.

In Division One, Campion looked primed for promotion in second place, and will look to build on their 5-2 league win over Hallam on November 9 with a victory tomorrow at lowly Worsbrough Bridge Athletic.

Finally, rock-bottom Steeton picked up a vital late point at Ashton Town on Tuesday in the North West Counties League Division One North, and they could climb to 18th with victory at Cougar Park against mid-table Chadderton tomorrow.