TADCASTER Albion extended their unbeaten run to five matches with a 1-1 draw against Trafford – but left the i2i Stadium disappointed after Kingsley Williams had cancelled out Conor Sellars’ goal from a penalty kick.

Trafford defender Paul Linwood was shown a straight red card for deliberate handball on 43 minutes in the Evo-Stik League Division One North clash before Sellars opened the scoring at the start of the second half.

Tom Baker’s side gleefully left Yorkshire with a point, however, as Williams came off the bench to snatch a point.

Albion manager Michael Morton intended to shape up with the same team that won at Glossop North End the previous week, but forward Aiden Savory pulled up in the warm-up and had to be replaced by Andy Milne.

On a bitterly cold afternoon, the Brewers put their Manchester-based opponents under plenty of pressure in the opening exchanges, with Tom Corner whistling a long-range strike not far wide after 12 minutes.

In the 36th minute, Sellars curled a free-kick around the wall only to see it crash off the face of a post.

This clearly geed up the magic man as, just a few minutes later, he drove low and hard towards the bottom corner only for Grant Shenton to be equal to it.

Red cards seem to be a recurring theme, and there was no change here as Linwood got his marching orders two minutes from the break.

A ball in behind looked to be comfortably dealt with by last-man Linwood under pressure from Josh Greening but as it popped up, it struck Linwood's hand and referee Michael Herzog took his time before brandishing the red card.

The breakthrough came six minutes into the second half.

Greening was bundled over by Louis Corrigan, and referee Michael Herzog pointed to the spot, making him even more unpopular with the visitors.

Sellars confidently sent Shenton the wrong way, and Morton’s side almost doubled their lead in quality fashion halfway through the second stanza.

Sellars fired the ball into Greening, who flicked it first time to Cam Murray.

He slid Lawrance Hunter in down the left, and his low, fizzing strike was deflected onto the woodwork.

In the 72nd minute, the Brewers passed up what was probably the best chance to further their lead.

Corner played in Greening down the right, and he returned the favour with a pull back, Albion's top scorer's fierce side-foot being brilliantly tipped over by Shenton.

This missed chance proved to be even more costly three minutes later as ten-man Trafford equalised.

Mark Derbyshire’s shot ricocheted fortunately for Williams, who rifled the ball into the roof of the net from 12 yards.

The home side were quick to regroup, and Corey Roper had two bites of the cherry a couple of minutes later when Greening’s free-kick was flicked down by Corner.

Roper’s initial effort was kept out by Shenton, and he volleyed his second attempt over from close range.

Less than a minute later, another good opportunity was squandered by Tad.

Roper did well to shift the ball out to Murray on the left, and he drove into the penalty area before finding Corner, who could only poke it agonisingly wide.

Chris Howarth then tried to outfox Shenton, who read the full-back’s effort from a tight angle.

The final chance fell to the away side as Aaron Burns’ cross down the corridor of uncertainty went right across the face untouched.