By John Clothier

TADCASTER Albion dropped to eighth spot in Northern Premier League north/west division following a 4-2 home defeat to table-toppers Workington.

Jake Day put Taddy ahead very early on at the Global Stadium and Bokinji Lebrun restored parity for the hosts after the Reds went ahead through Scott Allison and Conor Tinnion.

But Tinnion netted with just over 10 minutes to play and Millenic Alli got the fourth at the death.

Taddy were scheduled to host Widnes this evening but the Northern Premier League has called off the competition because of coronavirus.

Aside from loanee Rieves Boocock, Paul Quinn had a strong

squad from which to choose.

It was a perfect start for Albion. With just two minutes on the clock, Kain Rogerson put a beautiful long ball through to Day loitering with intent on the right flank and, from 25 yards, he thundered a low drive into the corner of the net giving James Atkinson between the sticks no chance.

Dan Hartley picked up an early yellow card for a late challenge on Workington skipper Tinnion though Taddy were soon on the front foot again as Day won an aerial battle in the box to put Chimalilo away down the left. His shot was deflected for a corner.

Workington’s first meaningful attack came in the sixth minute as they broke quickly down the right but the menacing low cross was cleared for Taddy to break, only to be caught offside.

Bradley Carroll tested Michael Ingham with a dangerous cross from which again the Brewers launched an attack but again foiled by the offside trap as Rogerson put Chimalilo through. On the quarter-hour, Rinor Ejupi’s cross to the waiting day was deflected straight to Atkinson.

Jack Vann was penalised contentiously for handling the ball in the box and Allison levelled from the spot. Keeper Ingham guessed correctly but the pace was too much.

Day again found the back of the net following great play between Hartley and Chimalilo but once more was caught in the offside trap. With referee Tomlinson looking at his watch, Day came in from the left and slid the ball beyond Atkinson only to see it cleared off the line. Chimalilo smashed the rebound towards goal but it was cleared for a corner.

In the final moment of the opening half, Day was through for a one-on-one with Atkinson. As the two met, the ball went straight towards an empty goal. In an attempt to get closer before shooting, Day was stopped by a perfectly timed challenge from Tinnion.

The second half was halted for several minutes when Workington’s Nathan Waterson fell awkwardly after challenging for a high ball. Both physios were quickly on the scene for the dislocated shoulder, which was later put back in place, allowing to travel home soon afterwards.

With the Reds edging play, they took the lead in the 62nd minute. A clearance by Ingham from a back pass went straight to Carroll, who was promptly fouled some 25 yards out. Symington shaped to take the free kick but, at the last moment, Tinnion stepped up and accurately put a low ball into the far corner of the net.

Quinn decided that it was time to ring changes, with Juan Lomelin-Fox on for Rinor Ejupi.

However, almost immediately there was more consternation in the Taddy defence as Ioan Evans fell flat on his back after colliding with Ingham but was thankfully just winded.

The Brewers found the net again on 69 minutes, Day exquisitely flicking a Chimalilo free kick into the path of the marauding Lebrun, who buried the equaliser.

Scenes of jubilation were, however, short lived.

With 11 minutes to go, Tinnion found himself in space on the edge of the box and weaved his run in and out of the Albion defence before slamming home the third goal from 12 yards.

Jake Rose replaced Rogerson and Santos was on for Monkhouse as the Brewers went for the equaliser.

But the Workington players seemed to have the upper-hand in the energy stakes and, in the last minute of normal time, the visitors put the game to bed when substitute Alli collected the ball on the edge of the area and, with no obvious pass available, drove a low shot into the near corner – not the most convincing shot but executed with a degree of surprise.

Pickering Town remain five points adrift at the foot of the table with their trip to City of Liverpool having been postponed.

City of Liverpool have a player - who has been in recent contact with team-mates - in self-isolation because of coronavirus, as well as another displaying symptoms.

Selby Town had their home fixture with Armthorpe Welfare called off as the Northern Counties East League have postponed premier division, division one and cup games because of Covid-19.

A league statement reads: "This decision has not been taken lightly but the health and well-being of all of our players, team officials, volunteers and supporters is of paramount importance.

"The board will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation while taking advice from the Government and the FA and will issue further updates as necessary."