The sponsorship of Tadcaster Albion’s match by Tadcaster Grammar School proved to be a good omen, as the Club defeated Garforth Town to claim a 4-1 home win.
Pupil Adam Knipe was chosen to represent the school and looked to be a lucky mascot for The Brewers who were trounced the previous week at Brighouse with an 8-1 defeat.
Adam’s grandfather, Howard Clarke, who has been secretary at Tadcaster Albion for many years, was on hand to share Adam’s moment of glory, along with other family members.
“The School sponsorship certainly seemed to bring us good fortune on Saturday,” said Chairman Matt Gore.
“We had the largest crowd of the season with more than 300 through the gate and the win has put us back on top of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division which can’t be all bad can it?” he added.
Directors of Tadcaster Albion FC met recently with Rob Solk, Head of the PE Faculty at the school to forge links.
“I am really pleased that the match had a positive outcome for Tadcaster Albion on Saturday and that our sponsorship helped to play a part in that,” said Mr Solk.
“I did not realise when I chose Adam to be the mascot that his grandfather was the club secretary, but this obviously added to the occasion.”