A DOMINATING performance was not enough to earn Liversedge a much needed three points when they drew 1-1 against South Normanton Athletic in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.
Sedge, who were facing opponents at an equal level after a month of Cup action, were frustrated by the visitors to Clayborn.
Damien Melvin fired the hosts ahead on 36 minutes but it was cancelled out on 47 minutes by a strike from Nick Ghislanzoni on 44 minutes.
Normanton created the first good chance of the game on 30 minutes when a quick free-kick was latched onto by Joel Hodgkinson but his shot bobbled wide.
Soon after Normanton had the ball in the back of Lee Ashforth’s net only for the pacy Vladimir Santos-Farrell to be flagged offside.
But Liversedge hit back and, when a corner to the far post was headed back across goal by captain Daryll Leach, one of the smallest men in the area, Melvin, rose high to head home.
The goal seemed to give relief to Sedge who picked up the pace following their breakthrough and grew in confidence.
But their lead was destroyed with the last kick of the half.
A corner towards the front post caused confusion in the Sedge defence and the goalkeeper, who tried to punch clear, gifted the ball to Guislanzoni and he finished with a volleyed equaliser.
Liversedge’s Paul Smith missed a couple of chances in the second half to clinch a win.
But Sedge, 11th in the 20-team division, are back in action tonight when they travel to Selby Town.