It was a quiet midweek in non-league for our teams, but Liversedge certainly made up for that with a remarkable match at home to Consett in the Northern Premier League East Division.

They somehow contrived to throw away victory in the last two minutes of the game, as a 1-0 lead became a 2-1 defeat in the blink of an eye.

Even more galling for Sedge, they scored both of Consett’s goals, as Kurt Harris and new signing Joe Skarz both managed to turn the ball into their own net in the dying minutes.

Sedge started brightly, with Luke Parkin firing an effort just wide from long-range, before Kwame Boateng forced a good save out of James Anderson.

Scott Fenwick’s volley warmed the hands of Sedge keeper Jordan Porter, but at the other end, the hosts won a penalty after Kaleb Young fouled his man.

Alfie Raw tucked that away to put his side in front, and he nearly doubled the advantage a few moments later after capitalising on a stray clearance, only for Anderson to save his long-range strike impressively.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Alfie Raw put Sedge ahead in a first half that they dominated.Alfie Raw put Sedge ahead in a first half that they dominated. (Image: Brogan Atack.)

Consett threatened to equalise 10 minutes before the break, with striker Wil Shaw played in behind only for Porter to smartly turn his shot around the post.

Sedge got back on top at the start of the second half, with Boateng firing Will Portman’s cross wide of the mark.

Alex Wollerton produced a shot for the hosts that just missed the target with 20 minutes to go, before Boateng nearly scored with a volley, only for Consett to get a body in the way and clear the ball.

It then went horribly wrong for Sedge, with Harris desperately unlucky to score his own goal on 88 minutes.

He tried to reach Jake Orrell’s ball into the box ahead of Shaw, only for the cross to strike the post, hit him in the face and go beyond Porter and into the net.

It got worse for the home side as the game headed into injury time, as poor Skarz, making his debut, deflected Shaw’s effort into his own net.

A frantic Sedge tried to salvage a last-gasp equaliser, but in a penalty-box scramble, Consett managed to clear the ball and held on for the three points to move up to third in the league.

The defeat sees Sedge drop a place, as they slipped down to 12th in the table following a 1-0 midweek home win for mid-table rivals Ashington against Belper Town.