Albion ready for ‘Boro’ clash

Ash Allanson v Tadcaster Albion
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A SWARM of passionate Seadogs will visit The Park on Tuesday night for Tadcaster Albion’s rearranged North Yorkshire derby clash against Scarborough Athletic (7.45pm ko).

A last-minute pitch inspection scuppered their proposed clash on January 3.

The late call off produced a furious reaction by ‘Boro’ and Marshall feels that will add a bit of spice to a fixture that doesn’t need any introduction.

“I think it will,” he said.

“The funny thing is if this weather keeps going the way it is it will be interesting to see whether the pitch is harder on Tuesday than it was last time.

“We owe them one. We lost at their place 1-0 and we should never have lost that game.”

‘Boro’ are the most well-supported team in the division and regularly bring hundreds of supporters on away days.

Marshall was unhappy with the comments made from the Seasiders back in January.

“Scarborough did put some pressure on the referee,” he said then.

“We were totally disappointed, and to be honest, the pitch was in better condition than it was in April.

“I cannot understand why they didn’t one to play. There were a lot of people who wanted to watch the game, they were queuing outside and it meant a few hundred couldn’t watch.”

Marshall is looking forward to locking horns with them again especially after their narrow defeat at The Park earlier in the season.

“There is sure to be a big crowd down,” he added.

“We were a bit disappointed with what was said last time. It was all untrue.

“It was nothing to do with money. We gave all the supporters their money back after the game.”

‘Boro’ have had a very up and down year and will be smarting after their 5-0 Presidents Cup thrashing at the hands of Farsley mid week.

Marshall meanwhile feels his side are on the mend after a slight blip in form.

Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Winterton gave him heart ahead of a few tough weeks on the pitch.

Stuart Pell grabbed a point for Taddy with a 81st-minute strike after Rangers had taken a 55th minute lead.

The Brewers are on the road tomorrow with a trip to in-form Liversedge (3pm ko), another tough game according to Marshall.

“If you look at their results they’ve picked up of late,” he continued.

“They’ve got a new manager in and a few new players and it’s has worked.

“They beat Selby 2-0 on Saturday and drew 4-4 with Parkgate mid-week. It’s always a tough place to go there.”

Albion will head into their tasty week without the services of Rob Youhill who has returned to America.

There are also doubts over the fitness of Nick Thompson and Matty Howgate who both have ankle problems.

“We’re a bit depleted at the moment,” said Marshall.

“We’ll have to see how bad they are.”

After Tuesday, Taddy have six more league games to get their teeth into.

Sandwiched in the middle is the Presidents Cup clash at home to Bridlington Town.

andrew.groves@ypn.co.uk