LIVERSEDGE put on a fine display at the weekend, to overcome Penistone Church in the Yorkshire Trophy final.

Coming up against their previous Step 5 counterparts, Sedge cruised to a comfortable 4-0 victory, with goals at the beginning of each half ensuring the game ran away from Penistone.

However, the standout victory on route to the final, was Sedge's 3-0 win over Brighouse Town.

Liversedge will face off with Town in the league next year as they were promoted to the Northern Premier League (Step 4), following the league restructure.

And Liversedge manager Jonathan Rimmington conceded that, although it was good to win a trophy, it was more important that his side competed with Brighouse Town in the semi-final.

He said: "It's nice to win a trophy, but the most important part was competing against Brighouse on Wednesday, because they put a full team out, and we competed and beat them quite comfortably.

"We played Penistone in our league, and we went to their place and beat them 3-0, so it was even nicer to see how well we competed against Brighouse, who are in our league next year.

"We are confident going into next season, and I think we will be alright.

"We don't know the standard of all the teams. I don't think there will be any easy games, so we need to go into every game next season thinking it will be tough.

"We are not looking at it being anything but a tough year, but I'm sure we will compete.

"We have a big squad, meaning we've got plenty of cover all over and we still might make a couple more signings to give ourselves a further boost."

Rimmington added: "I'm not going to go out there and say that we're going to automatically compete in the top three, but we will certainly try.

"We are not frightened of anyone that's for sure."

With fans returning to see Liversedge claim the Yorkshire Trophy, Rimmington feels the real winners were the supporters.

He said: "100 percent. There's no football without fans. We can all talk about the Premier League and all the money they've got, but we've seen it this season. More away teams are winning at Anfield , and stadiums where it's more intimidating.

"It emphasises the importance of spectators. The players need the fans, and there is no hesitation about it.

"Hopefully from now on, the FA and the Premier League can implement the German model and reduce the price of tickets, so fans don't have to pay silly amounts of money.

"It's greedy that they are charging people £50 to go to a game. Fans are key to football and any sport for that matter, so something needs to change on that front, especially because of the year we've had.

"However, I do think we will benefit from the lockdown. I think we will gain new fans, because of the ever increasing prices in the pro game."