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Tadcaster Albion grip potential tightly
11:29am Friday 1st November 2013 in Sport
TOP of the ladder for the third time in club history Tadcaster Albion are riding a crest of a new wave of success.
Albion returned to the summit of the Northern Counties East League premier division when they completed “a smash and grab” raid at Worksop Parramore in midweek, where two goals in the final eight minutes from leading marksman Carl Stewart sealed a 2-1 win.
Now with club backers 2inspire poised to officially take charge of the Ings Lane outfit then as manager Paul Marshall declared: “It’s a great time to be involved with Tadcaster Albion as players, manager, backroom staff, the board and the fans.”
The comeback victory at Worksop – the hosts went in front with a dubious penalty early into the second half – demonstrated the heart of the squad, insisted Marshall, ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Barton Town Old Boys.
“After the turmoil we were in before the start of the season the win stretched our unbeaten run to 17 games. So to stay unbeaten for so long in a league where virtually anybody can beat anybody else is a fantastic achievement,” said Marshall.
“After Worksop scored they put us under a lot of pressure for about 15 minutes with goalkeeper Leon Wrigglesworth making a fine save. But not only do we draw, but we go and win.
“It just showed the character of the players and it’s great credit to all the squad of players as we’ve had lots of younger lads come in to do a good job.
“It’s a very strong squad and with 2inspire coming in that’s a massive lift which will help to generate all sorts of new avenues.”
Selby Town have no first division game this weekend, but they will be buoyed by the midweek NCEL League Cup 3-2 extra-time win over hosts Yorkshire Amateur with goals from Daniel Gray (2) and Louis Blackwell.
Also in the first division, Knaresborough Town head to Grimsby Borough on the back of a 6-0 cup triumph at Rossington Main, where five goals were notched in the second half, four of them by Fraser Lancaster.
Harrogate Town entertain Oxford City in the Conference North protecting an unbeaten run spanning three matches, while neighbours Harrogate Railway Athletic head to Ossett Albion in the Evo-Stik League first division north.
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