TADCASTER Albion's search for a victory does not get much easier this weekend, when they travel to BetVictor Northern Premier League north/west division leaders Ramsbottom United on Saturday.

Tadcaster have failed to win any of their last five league matches, losing three and drawing two, seeing them fall out of the play-off places.

They currently sit sixth in the league table, only out of the top five on an inferior goal difference to Marske United.

The Brewers' most recent result saw them fall to a 3-2 home defeat against bottom half side Dunston on Tuesday evening, with the hosts finishing the match with nine men.

Albion made a rapid start to proceedings and could have been ahead within seconds of the start as Donald Chimalilo skated down the left before putting a peach of a cross to Luke Parkin.

But the ball bobbled as he tried to convert it within the six-yard area.

Then, a corner from Parkin saw Lebrun Mbeka rise highest but he nodded it wide of the far post.

Mbeka clipped the bar with a curling strike from 20 yards on the half hour, whilst Chimalilo put Jake Day through, but his low drive was well saved.

On 34 minutes, things then took a turn for the worse for Tadcaster. Andy Monkhouse was first to a dangerous corner but from the ensuing throw in, the ball bobbled into the six yard box and Scott Heslop toe poked home for Dunston.

The second half opened with a bizarre incident. Somehow two balls were on the field of play and in essence, two games were in motion.

At one end, Day was doing his best to open Taddy’s account, whilst simultaneously Dunston attacked down the left flank.

Before hour mark, the Brewers equalised. Parkin whipped a dangerous ball to the far post where Damian Reeves knocked down for the incoming Chimalilo who headed home from close range.

Day almost made it two when he got on the end of a Jack Walters corner, whilst Dunston’s Luke Page blazed a chance high ovr the bar on 65 minutes.

But, Tadcaster's cause was blighted by the sending off of Ioan Evans for a lunging tackle on Heslop.

Then, with six minutes left, disaster struck for Albion.

A Dunston free kick was floated to Heslop who jumped highest to head it across goal to Jack Elliot who duly finished, despite Tadcaster protests for offside.

In the aftermath, Adam Porritt was sent off for his words to the referee and Taddy were down to nine.

Tadcaster didn't give in spite of their circumstances and in the 92nd minute they were level again.

Chimalilo’s persistence won him a free kick, Jack Vann found Any Monkhouse who flicked the ball onto Chimalilo to bury the finish.

Deep into injury time, Taddy went in search of a winner, but Dunston broke down the left flank and yet again it was Heslop involved.

He slipped the ball through to substitute Liam Marrs who could not miss with his close range strike to seal the points with seconds left.

Elsewhere, bottom side Pickering Town travel to ninth-placed Runcorn Linnets.

And, in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League, second-placed Selby Town could go to the top of division one, should they take three points against Swallownest and leaders Winterton Rangers fall to defeat at home to Ollerton Town.