JOHN DEACEY led Tadcaster Albion to a 2-1 home win over Bridlington Town in his first match of the club as the Brewers moved off the bottom of the Pitching In Northern Premier League east table, writes Olly Wood.

Former Farsley Celtic boss Deacey took the helm at Tadcaster with the side on a run of five straight defeats in all competitions.

But a double from the ex-Leeds United youngster Romario Vieira ensured that Albion began life in the Deacey era with a victory.

The opening 10 minutes were erratic from both sides, though it was Bridlington who almost profited from that when Lewis Dennison headed over from all of three yards.

Tadcaster's first sight of goal also came from a header with Fraser Papprill's effort held by the Bridlington goalkeeper at the second attempt.

After just seven minutes, Town took the lead. Harrison Davison-Hale was forced into a good save which he pushed to his left but Brett Agnew came in at the back post unopposed to fire in the rebound.

Less han 60 seconds later, Taddy got the opportunity to level the game as some smart football from Donald Chimalilo led to Eddie Church driving down the right and his cross struck an arm to hand the hosts a penalty.

Romario Vieira obliged from 12 yards, side-footing down the middle to draw the Brewers level.

Glaring chances continued to flow as Bridlington's Leon Dawson volley from near the penalty spot cleared the crossbar.

After the fast start, the game entered a bit of a lull, with neither team able to establish a grip or control upon proceedings. Opportunities were few and far between and those were not much more than half chances.

Just after the half hour mark, Church won his header to flick on for Chimalilo who drove at his man and managed to get a strike at goal forcing the keeper to save with his legs - the best chance Tadcaster created in the first half.

The home side came out quickly in the second half and less than five minutes in, Chimalilo flicked a header on for Church who fired powerfully at the near post only for James Hitchcock to palm over.

The next chance for Tadcaster came on the hour mark. Vieira and Des Amponsah worked the ball well on the right side before the former found space in the box and curled a brilliant shot into the far corner to put the Brewers ahead.

Like the first 45 minutes, the second half saw neither side really take the upper hand of the match. Despite fighting back from a goal down, Tadcaster still could not quite take control of the game.

Chances were again rare. Amponsah almost created and scored a third for Taddy with some brilliant skill to beat a defender but as it looked like the winger just had to pick his spot, the Bridlington defence managed to crowd him out and clear.

The last ten minutes saw the visitors throw caution to the wind, putting the Taddy back line under pressure. However, they held firm to claim a crucial three points amid a troubling sequence of results.

Meanwhile, Pickering Town have replaced Tadcaster at the bottom of the standings after a 4-1 defeat at Stockton Town.

Jamie Owens, Michael Roberts (two) and Kevin Hayes all struck after Lewis Taylor's opener for the Pikes.

Town are level on six points with Bridlington and Sheffield, though they have the worst goal difference of the trio.