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Tadcaster Albion pleased look to extend unbeaten league run
IT’S a case of points make prizes for Tadcaster Albion as they look to take their unbeaten league run into double figures tomorrow.
Paul Marshall’s men sit pretty in second place in the Northern Counties East League premier division following Wednesday night’s draw at Albion Sports.
That was the fourth share-all during the current nine-game unbeaten sequence, and the second in succession, and, while turning draws into wins is on the wish-list, manager Marshall remained content enough with how his young guns were coping following a five-match winless sequence early in the campaign.
“For a young, inexperienced team with injury problems, we’ve recovered well from a poor start,” he said.
“We got five wins on the bounce which moved us up. We’ve had a couple of draws since and you want to turn draws into wins but we’ve played two good teams in Retford (at home) and Albion Sports (away), and at Heanor we had a great result (3-1) against a team who have been smashing goals in.”
Taddy have also been boosted by the return of Carl Stewart after a ten-game absence due to a knee injury, but Jamie Williamson is still out and Marshall remains concerned by the average age of his troops, despite their form, ahead of tomorrow’s visit of mid-table Long Eaton United.
“Carl came back last Saturday and scored, which is great – we’ve been missing a goal-scorer. We’re looking a bit stronger with a few coming back but we’re still in need of experience and we need to look at that.”
Selby Town are likewise on a good run and can make it five wins on the bounce in division one tomorrow with victory at lowly Louth Town.
The Robins scored only one goal in a run of four straight losses but have since shot up the standings, with York Minster Engineering League product Louis Blackwell a key figure with vital goals in three of the four wins – including the only goal in Tuesday night’s 1-0 success at Yorkshire Amateur, striking midway through the first half.
In the same division, Knaresborough Town face a tough task at home to high-flying Shaw Lane Aquaforce.
Elsewhere, Harrogate Town and Scarborough Athletic are seeking FA Cup riches as they face second qualifying round ties.
Town go to Colwyn Bay, who sit one place below them on goal-difference in Conference North, while Boro seek a boost to their flagging Evo-Stik League first division south campaign at home to Northern League outfit Penrith.
Harrogate Railway host lowly Mossley in the Evo-Stik first division north.
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