TADCASTER Albion will be aiming to arrest their five-game winless run when they travel to high-flying Clitheroe tomorrow (3pm).

After a run of four wins from five matches during late September and early October, Tadcaster have been beaten in four of their last five outings.

Since the departure of manager Curtis Woodhouse to Gainsborough Trinity last month, three defeats have followed - twice to Workington AFC and once to Marske United - with Albion failing to score a single goal in those 270 minutes.

As a result, Tadcaster have fallen from third to sixth in the table, outside the play-off places.

For the first time though, new manager Paul Quinn will take on Saturday, having watched his side’s 2-0 loss to Marske from the stands.

The former Brighouse Town boss took full control of the club on Tuesday.

A trip to Clitheroe makes it a tricky start to his tenure, however.

The Lancashire side currently sit third in the BetVictor Northern Premier League north/west division table on 20 points, only three shy of leaders Workington.

Only three sides have taken more points at home than Clitheroe this term and only three other teams have scored more league goals too.

Tadcaster may take some confidence from the Blues' two most recent matches, which have both ended in defeat, most recently going down to Marine on penalties.

But, Clitheroe did reel off three straight home league wins preceding that, defeating Kendal Town, Ramsbottom United and Droylsden.

Elsewhere, Pickering Town continue their search for an elusive second victory of the league season when they host Widnes.

Pickering are currently bottom of the NPL north/west table, three points adrift of safety, and have not won any of their last eight league games.

Travelling Widnes, who are 16th, have only won one more match than Town in their opening 10 league games and have nine points to their name thus far.

They have fared better away from home though, taking more points on their travels than at the Halton Stadium.

Pikes manager Denny Ingram is hoping that the return to Mill Lane could help produce some much-needed self-belief after conceding seven in their last three games.

“Having a home game will hopefully help us a little with confidence if we can put in a positive performance and, fingers crossed, get the right result,” he said.

“The lads did well (in a 0-0 FA Trophy draw at Prescot) to grind out our first clean sheet of the season. I was pleased with that result. The three after haven’t been good enough.

“It’s not only conceding, but the manner we’re conceding in. They’re avoidable goals, and we’ve shown no real threat going forward. On Saturday, we could still be there now and we wouldn’t have threatened their goal.

“I can’t fault my two centre-backs, Matty Turnbull and Niall Tilsley. They’re putting their bodies on the line. But we’re still conceding poor goals.

“Certainly, if you’re not creating going forward, you can’t afford to concede sloppy goals as we have done.”

Pickering’s first round trip to York City in the North Riding County FA Senior Cup has been set for Tuesday, November 19 (7.30pm kick-off).

Selby Town visit Dronfield Town in Northern Counties East League division one.