LIVERSEDGE bowed out of the FA Cup at the second qualifying round stage, losing 3-0 to Kendal Town who enjoyed a first half goal fest.
After an evenly matched first 15 minutes, Kendal began to take control, taking a 20th minute lead after talented Gareth Arnison took advantage of Sedges mis-communication at the back by lobbing a ball through to strike partner Peter Wright who, one-on-one with keeper Lee Ashforth, produced a fine finish.
Liversedge hinted at an instant reply by forcing three consecutive corners.
But their position soon worsened when Arnison took down a diagonal cross-field ball, beat Sedge full-back Matty Fahy and tucked away a controversial second goal for Kendal.
The second goal sparked controversy as the linesman had raised his flag for a hand ball against the goal-scorer but, after consulting with the referee, the goal was given much to the anger of the crowd.
And Arnison added a third before the break, showing clinical finishing when he just managed to beat the offside trap and slotted the ball past the busy keeper Lee Ashforth.
Farsley Celtic manager Lee Sinnott is one of those being linked to the vacant managerial post at Port Vale.
Sinnott, the former Town captain, has won successive promotions at Throstle Nest and is well thought of within the game.