Tad’ ready for Barton

28 January 2012.....   Liversedge v Tadcaster Albion.'Albions Brenton Leister is closed down by Liversedge Chris Hanney and Alex Hallam
28 January 2012..... Liversedge v Tadcaster Albion.'Albions Brenton Leister is closed down by Liversedge Chris Hanney and Alex Hallam

PAUL Marshall is desperate to get his team’s season back on track after a topsy-turvy January.

Tadcaster Albion have struggled for consistency since their 3-0 home defeat to title rivals Retford in the NCEL Premier.

The Brewers only won one domestic fixture last month, a 3-0 victory at Nostell on January 2.

Their league results since have been blighted by bad luck and poor finishing according to the gaffer, who is desperate for Tad’s season not to fall apart.

Albion welcome Barton Town Old Boys tomorrow (3pm ko), just four days after their 1-0 loss to the same side in the semi-final of the President’s Cup.

It was a kick in the teeth for Marshall and his troops who were looking to defend the trophy this season.

“It’s an important game for us, I managed to have a look at them in the other game, we’ve got four players coming in who they haven’t seen, so hopefully they can make a difference,” said Marshall.

“We’re struggling a bit for goals at the moment and we’ve had to change it. But I’m sure that will change.”

New striker Tom Corner came into the side on Saturday and nearly put Tad’ ahead against Liversedge in the opening few seconds.

However, they were made to pay when former Leeds United man Nathan Cartman opened the scoring on 32 minutes. Nick Thompson levelled for Albion on 45 minutes. But despite having the majority of possession in the second half they couldn’t find a way through.

“It was a good game between two good teams,” added Marshall.

“I was pleased with a point in the end.”

Marshall will be picking from a strong squad tomorrow with Corner, Russell Headley and Jamie Williamson are all back. ‘Keeper Arran Reid, however, is suspended.

Meanwhile, Tadcaster Albion are among nine NCEL Premier clubs to have applied for promotion to Evo-Stik League Division One North.

They arejoined by Scarborough Athletic, Bridlington Town, Brighouse Town, Parkgate, Retford United, Staveley Miners Welfare, Thackley and Winterton Rangers.