Evo-Stik Division One North: Tadcaster Albion 4 Glossop North End 0

TADCASTER Albion extended their unbeaten league run to four matches and recorded their third successive clean sheet in an outstanding display.

Youngster Casey Stewart opened the scoring with a cool finish after a neat one-two with Aiden Savory, and Albion led by two at the break after Pete Davidson’s low strike took a wicked bounce before bobbling in off the goalkeeper.

Stewart effectively sealed the points in the second half as he caught Paul Phillips off his line and finished brilliantly from range before Andy Milne swept in a fourth late on.

Brewers manager Michael Morton made just one change to the win at Clitheroe as Michael Ingham returned in goal.

Teenage full back Harry Sheppeard and Billy Whitehouse were making their home debuts, and it was from the latter's teasing cross from the right that Stewart narrowly clipped over.

Courtney Meppin-Walter had North End's first effort of the afternoon as he let fly from 30 yards, but Ingham made sure by tipping wide at full stretch.

From the resulting corner, the towering defender had a glorious chance to open the scoring but couldn’t beat Ingham from six yards.

Three minutes later, Taddy were ahead.

Stewart fizzed the ball into Savory, who returned the favour first time before the young attacker danced through the North End back-line in one swift movement to finish emphatically.

Both sides were then forced into substitutions, with Glossop captain Adam Jones trudging off for Will Shawcross before Corey Roper took a nasty knock on the ankle and was replaced by Conor Sellars.

Impressive Taddy doubled their lead shortly after the half-hour, albeit fortuitously.

Davidson gallivanted powerfully into the penalty box and his low blast bounced in off Phillips.

Frustration was evident in the Glossop ranks as midfielder Kane Hickman came flying through the back of Davidson and was shown a yellow card.

The visitors started the second half on the front foot but failed to trouble Irishman Ingham or Tadcaster’s back-line.

The third goal in the 56th minute effectively sealed the game.

Phillips raced off his line but miscued his clearance to a composed Stewart, who shrugged off a blue shirt and found the back of the net from all of 35 yards.

On a pitch that was cutting up due to the constant rain, Ingham was forced into making his first tough save as he got down well to push Chippendale’s bouncing shot from range wide of the post.

Tadcaster came close to a fourth halfway through the second 45 minutes when a sliced clearance from Callum Spooner fell to Davidson, whose curling effort was palmed away.

The visitors came closest to a goal when an incredibly dangerous ball across the face of the Brewers goal was shielded to safety by Aaron Hardy, with substitute Max Hazeldine sliding in.

Josh Barrett and Fraser Papprill comfortably dealt with Glossop’s front line, and the effervescent Stewart, who caused the Hillmen problems all afternoon, almost completed his hat-trick seven minutes from time when his sublime body feint opened up space in the box but his powerful blast was kept out by Phillips.

However there was still time for a fourth as Stewart turned provider in the final minute.

He could have tried for his hat-trick but unselfishly teed up substitute Milne, who swept the ball firmly into the bottom corner.