A SPECTACULAR four-goal 11-minute salvo knocked Tadcaster Albion out of the West Riding County FA County Cup in midweek.

An understrength Taddy were hammered 5-0 at home by Ossett United who duly cruised into the quarter-finals.

Simon Collins used the tie as a chance to rotate his side, making five changes to Saturday’s Evo-Stik League draw with AFC Mansfield and handing starts to Joe Lumsden, Aaron Hardy, Josh Barrett, Jason Mycoe and Lamin Colley.

Jack Vann, who had a brief spell with Albion at the start of the season, put Ossett ahead inside fives minutes, and home gloveman Michael Ingham remained the busier of the two keepers.

Things could have got worse for Tadcaster half-way through the first half as Casey Stewart jumped into former Hyde defender James Burke after the ball had gone and was perhaps lucky to escape with a caution.

The Brewers may have enjoyed more possession but not in an area which would hurt their opponents.

It took them 44 minutes to carve out their first chance as Stewart intercepted a pass before setting Joe Lumsden striding forward. His strike was well saved by Brett Souter.

Ossett should have doubled their lead early in the second half when Lebrun Mbeka headed over from five yards out.

However, the Tadcaster capitulation began on 53 minutes as the visitors' salvo began.

Nicky Boshell bent a free-kick into the top corner after a needless foul, then Mbeka blasted past Ingham from the edge of the area.

Boshell quickly notched his second, clipping into the far corner, and further embarrassment followed for the Brewers on 64 minutes when former Taddy front man Tom Corner outmanoeuvred Josh Barrett in the box before driving low into the bottom corner.

Taddy thereafter limped out of the competition and, even when Ossett keeper Souter was called into action late on, he made two impressive stops to keep out Lumsden and Billy Whitehouse and maintain a clean sheet.