LIVERSEDGE manager Jonathan Rimmington has hailed his attackers, calling them "the best forward line in the league".

He hopes to add a couple more signings to that next week, including one that he believes will make many people sit up and take notice.

But Rimmington is much less enthusiastic about events off the field.

Ashton Athletic have had several players test positive for coronavirus this week, which means their scheduled FA Vase Second Round Qualifying tie at Sedge today has had to be pushed back to next Saturday.

Asked if he expects postponements to become the norm over the next few weeks, Rimmington said: "It's going to be a nightmare.

"I was chatting to my specialist who said the infection rate here is much higher now than it was back in March.

"I reckon it could all get stopped (football) in a few weeks. I think we're really in trouble as a sport."

But Sedge are well backed by their generous chairman, meaning Rimmington expects them to cope just fine.

He said: "Our chairman is amazing so it won't stop us. We'll carry on doing what we're doing, and with most of our players on contracts, they will still get paid."

The Sedge boss confessed he wants his team to fly under the radar and that he doesn't like to give out too many plaudits, but it is hard not to talk them up, given they have won all three of their Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division games so far, scoring 10 goals in the process.

And they could soon become even more potent in attack.

Rimmington said: "We've probably got the best forward line in the league and we should hopefully add a couple more over the next week.

"There's one in particular that will wow people if we sign him.

"He's one of the all-time top scorers in this league but he's not happy at his current club and wants to move.

"I think when you're doing well, you don't want to stand still, you want to get a couple more signings in. It will help strengthen your team and I suppose weaken others too."

Sedge didn't really need any extra strikers in their last game, as they romped to a thumping 4-0 win at Eccleshill United.

Rimmington said: "I think Eccleshill will struggle this year, as it could have been a lot more than that.

"We didn't even play that well, but we still had a couple of goals disallowed and had about three shots that hit bar.

"I just think Eccleshill are in a bit of a transitional period at the moment, having lost a couple of players."

Sedge are expecting much stronger opposition when they eventually get to play Ashton in the FA Vase next week.

Rimmington said: "They've beaten us twice in the Vase over the last three years at their place, 4-2 and 5-1 I think.

"They're one of the best teams in the North West Counties League, which is more of a footballing (passing) league than ours.

"Them and 1874 Northwich are always up there in that league, and they'll certainly not be pushovers when we play them."

There are several FA Vase Second Round Qualifying ties that are still set to go ahead today.

Thackley host Harrogate Railway Athletic, Campion entertain Sunderland Ryhope CW and Silsden welcome Guisborough Town to the Cobbydale Construction Stadium.

Eccleshill are in NCEL Premier Division action, as they visit Knaresborough Town.

Finally, Brighouse Town have two home games in three days in the Northern Premier League North West Division.

They play City of Liverpool today, before going up against Dunston on Monday.