Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division: Tadcaster Albion 4 Liversedge 1
TADCASTER Albion, returning to the i2i Stadium for the first time in 73 days, rewarded a decent crowd of 512 on an emotional afternoon by defeating basement boys Liversedge.
However, Sedge made it difficult for Taddy, a perfectly executed free-kick by Liam Ormsby on the stroke of half-time giving the Brewers a slender lead.
The visitors levelled at the start of the second half with a brilliant free-kick of their own by Tom Jackson, but Taddy regained the lead in the 67th minute as Ormsby netted his second, smashing home a rebound after his penalty kick had been saved.
The Brewers netted two goals in the final three minutes to put a gloss on the victory, Carl Stewart getting his first of the season with a well-struck drive before Jimmy Beadle headed in Conor Sellars' corner.
Former Brewers barmaid Sonny Lang had passed away in the week, and both captains presented her mum Anna with flowers, and there was a minute’s applause, as well as Sonny's favourite song, Right Here by Jess Glynne, being played.
Albion manager Billy Miller made two changes to the side that won late on at Bridlington last week, with Josh Barrett and Stewart handed starts in place of Adam Baker and Nick Black, who dropped to the bench.
Taddy were nearly one up inside 60 seconds, Barrett’s pull back from the right being met by Beadle but the skipper’s shot was saved by Christian Thewlis.
The Brewers spurned another good chance in the tenth minute, Barrett blazing over from close range.
Three minutes later, Thewlis denied Beadle once more.
While the applause was ringing out for 23-year-old Sonny, Taddy went close again, Jonathan Greening curling in a free-kick which Beadle headed just over.
Liversedge were frustrating the hosts but the Brewers thought they had a penalty just after the half-hour when Barrett was scythed down by full back Mark Lumb right on the line, only a free-kick being given.
A minute later, the visitors could have easily been reduced to ten men, Brandon Kane being lucky to receive only a yellow for going through the back of Barrett.
On the stroke of half-time, Stewart was brought down on the edge of the area, Ormsby curling the free-kick over the wall, giving Thewlis no chance.
In the second half, Stewart should have ended his goal drought, shooting straight at Thewlis when through.
Liversedge levelled in the 59th minute, Jackson netting with a fantastic left-footed free-kick.
Spurred on, Taddy regained the lead eight minutes later as Brook was adjudged to have handled.
Ormsby struck the penalty well but Thewlis saved superbly, only for Ormsby to rifle home the rebound.
For the visitors, Fish half-volleyed just over while Kane's sweetly-struck 33-yarder was tipped onto the crossbar.
Then Stewart finished neatly from Beadle's through ball, and the latter powerfully headed home Sellars' floated corner before Ormsby was denied a hat-trick when Thewlis saved his free-kick.