Brewers boss ‘delighted’ by late fightback

Tadcaster Albion boss Billy Miller was left a happy man after his side staged a dramatic late fightback at Ramsbottom United

Tadcaster Albion boss Billy Miller was left a happy man after his side staged a dramatic late fightback at Ramsbottom United

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Tadcaster Albion manager Billy Miller said he was “delighted” by his side’s late comeback at Ramsbottom United on Tuesday evening.

The Brewers trailed 3-1 with just five minutes of the regulation 90 remaining, but a goal from Josh Barrett, followed by Adam Baker’s stoppage-time strike saw them snatch a share of the spoils.

“I am delighted with the fightback at the death, the lads have dug deep and played with their hearts on their sleeves in the second half,” Miller reflected.

“We had a real good go after the break and in the end we’ve got our rewards.

“We know there are a lot of good footballers in our side, but they’ve also shown real character to get a result here.

“Our lads are fit and that’s what has enabled them to keep going and left us in a position to get those late goals.”

Earlier, Ryan Salmon had moved Rammy ahead with just two minutes on the clock before Conor Sellars levelled things up a quarter of an hour later with a stunning finish.

Picking the ball up 25 yards from goal, the midfielder rifled a strike into the top corner of the net with his weaker left foot.

Parity was shortlived, however, as Grant Spencer smashed an effort home from 30 yards out to put United back ahead.

Things got worse for Albion six minutes before the break when Salmon headed in his second of the night.

The Brewers trailed right up until the 85th minute when Barrett picked out the bottom corner of the home net following a right-wing corner.

Baker then sparked wild celebrations among the travelling contingent when he volleyed in a low effort after the ball looped up to him off a defender, inside the penalty area.

“I was very disappointed that we found ourselves 3-1 down by half-time, but you have to remember that it is so difficult to win away from home in this division, and Ramsbottom are a decent outfit,” Miller added.

“They’ve got two great players in the centre of midfield and their strikers Salmon and Gareth Seddon are as good as anyone you will find at this level.

“When you take these things into consideration, it shows that we’ve done well to get a result here.”