TADCASTER Albion were edged out of a point on the road against a resilient Silsden side in midweek.

Mick O’Connell was without Ben Tweed, seving a one match suspension, whilst Cody Collins was still on the injured list.

Both sides started brightly. Albion had the first real chance when Joe Crosby latched onto a long ball from Joe Wilton and slipped through to Olli Norman on a run down the right flank, but Adam Clayton’s intervention saw the shot blocked.

Raeece Ellington’s free kick was then met by Crosby who headed wide under pressure.

On 15 minutes, the hosts almost took the lead when Ross Daly took advantage of Tadcaster playing out from defence and fed the ball to Nash Connelly, who rattled the crossbar.

Silsden’s Kayle Price was foiled by the advancing Wilton before the striker met a dangerous low cross from ex-Tadcaster man Casey Stewart, who cleared the bar.

Albion soon had the ball in the net when Ellington put Crosby away and Junayd Cassius-Gill tapped it into the net but the referee ruled it off side.

On 22 minutes Cassius -Gill found himself through on a one-on-one with keeper goalkeeper Jay Rabone, who did enough to keep the score level.

Price hit the side netting after a swift move down the right, before Crosby struck an exquisite shot with the outside of his foot but Rabone tipped it over.

A strong penalty shout was ignored as Norman charged forward, but the referee adjudged the ball to be on the wrong side of the eighteen-yard line.

With ten minutes of the half to go, Silsden took the lead. From a corner Spencer Harris, under pressure, looked to have headed wide but Harry Thompson, unmarked, stole in to nod the ball into the back of the net.

It had been an explosive first half - Albion could consider themselves unlucky to be one down.

Heading into the second half there was another cry for a penalty from the Albion players when Norman was floored by Barnes, but to no avail. Stewart’s free kick on 55 minutes was menacing but well stopped by Wilton.

On the hour, the visitors had a really good opportunity to level up the scoreline as Norman’s cross found Cassius-Gill in space at close-range but his shot cleared the bar.

Cassius - Gill made way for Conor Qualter whilst with six minutes of normal time left, Jordan Hines replaced Elliot Holmes in a late bid to find the equaliser.

Sam Kitchen’s free-kick was met by Dan Thirkell in the box but his shot was blocked, whilst the midfielders own shot from within the area was just wide.

The last action could have doubled the home side’s tally as they counter attacked but Wilton produced the save of the day to deny Daly.

A close encounter for the Brewers and a missed chance to jump up into the top ten in the league.

Tadcaster next travel to top of the table Emley on Saturday, 17 February (3pm) who recorded a 5-1 win when the two teams met in mid-October at the So-Trak Stadium.

Tadcaster Albion: Wilton, Hardcastle, John, Thirkell, Owen, Holmes (Hines), Kitchen, Crosby, Ellington, Norman, Cassius-Gill (Qualter). Sub Not Used Romero

Attendance: 121