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Tadcaster Albion aim to be ’dale and hearty
11:44am Friday 21st September 2012 in Sport
Tadcaster Albion go into their FA Cup second qualifying round match with Skelmersdale United in good form having won three of their last four games.
Manager Paul Marshall praised his side’s character after they came from behind to beat Worksop Paramore 2-1 in the Northern Counties East League premier division in midweek and hopes his side can carry their form into the game with Skelmersdale, who currently sit third in the Evo-Stik First Division North.
“We’re going to have to be good against a team who have won every game this season,” warned Marshall. “But every run has to come to an end.
“It’s a brilliant game for the club and it’s great to get into the second qualifying round of the FA Cup. We’re the only team from 44 in our league to be through so it’s nice to be the last ones standing.”
This is not the first time Marshall has enjoyed a successful FA Cup run – he famously guided Harrogate Railway to the second round of the tournament proper back in 2002 before being knocked out 3-1 by Bristol City.
“When I think of that now I realise how difficult it is for teams of this size to emulate it, but we’re playing well, so why not?” said the Albion boss. “We’ve won £5,750 so far in the competition, another £4,500 for winning tomorrow would be nice. Any money is massive for a club like this.”
Tadcaster go into the game with concerns at right-back, with George Bissett injured and Paul James, who stepped into that position on Tuesday, also out. However, Stuart Rice and Danny Gray will return.
With Skermersdale a division above Albion, the form of goalkeeper Scott Pallister could be important, and Marshall praised his “brilliant performance” in Tuesday’s win over Worksop.
Harrogate Town, who are tenth in the Blue Square Bet North, also have an FA Cup second round qualifier to look forward to as they travel to West Auckland Town.
Harrogate come into the tie having lost their last two league games, most recently a 2-0 defeat at Guiseley.
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