TADCASTER Albion returned to winning ways as a fine second-half performance saw off Frickley Athletic.

The hosts were much the better side in the first half – Jameel Ible powering a header beyond Michael Ingham to give them a deserved lead.

Both sides were reduced to ten men soon after the interval before the determined Brewers turned the contest on its head.

Aiden Savory pulled his side level before a brace from Casey Stewart sealed Albion’s first win in four.

Frickley captain Jacob Hazel had a skewed strike hooked clear by Chris Howarth early on before Taddy had a great chance to draw first blood eight minutes later.

Stewart robbed Ousman Cham of the ball before pulling back to an unmarked Joe Lumsden but he couldn’t get hold of his shot. Stewart was the creator of another opportunity, teeing up Pete Davidson but another weak effort was easy for the keeper.

Nevertheless, Frickley took a deserved lead four minutes later when Ible rose highest to head home a free-kick.

Things became heated five minutes into the second half as Lumsden and Jamie McGuire tussled for the ball before a double headlock led to a scuffle in the middle of the pitch. Referee Lee Hible issued a straight red card to both McGuire and Lumsden.

As the contest approached the hour mark, Tadcaster drew level. Will Annan chipped a ball in behind Athletic’s defence which allowed Savory to drive in on goal. His first effort was blocked by Ible but the number 10 then curled past Sam Wilson with his left foot.

Albion completed the turnaround on 71 minutes. Harry Coates’ ball was latched onto by Stewart who plucked it out of the sky and flicked past the goalkeeper in one movement.

The home side attempted to strike back with Ible going close again. However, the Brewers had the last laugh as man-of-the-match Stewart jinked past Charlie Jemson in the penalty area before stroking home their third goal.

Also in the Evo-Stik League east division, Pickering Town were beaten 2-0 at Mill Lane by Brighouse Town, while Scarborough Athletic lost by the same scoreline at Warrington Town in the premier division.

There was a local derby in the Northern Counties East League top flight as hosts Knaresborough Town drew 1-1 with Harrogate Railway Athletic.

Daniel Blacker gave the Rail a surprise 16th-minute lead before Luke Stewart equalised seven minutes from time.

In division one, Selby Town notched a 2-1 victory at Armthorpe Welfare, with Ryan Woodhead and Gary Collier the Robins' scorers.

Harrogate Town were beaten 1-0 at home by Boreham Wood, leaving Simon Weaver's men sixth in the National League.