Albion chief gets troops ready for Arnold away day

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SATURDAY’S first instalment was postponed, but Tadcaster Albion boss Paul Marshall hopes tomorrow’s trip to Arnold Town beats the wintry weather (3pm ko).

Albion’s away day to north Nottingham is an important one.

With then-NCEL Premier leaders Scarborough Athletic losing away at Barton Town on Saturday, Albion have a chance of leapfrogging their Yorkshire rivals if they win and the Seadogs lose again.

“It would have been nice to have played them on Saturday so we could have had a look at them,” said Marshall.

“They are quite unpredictable. You don’t really know what to expect with Arnold.

“But we’ve got to get back to winning ways in the league and bounce back after the Winterton defeat.”

On Saturday Tad’ were due to welcome Arnold to The Park but the match referee deemed the surface unplayable after a morning pitch inspection.

It robbed Taddy the chance of keeping the heat on their title rivals.

Albion were in action on Wednesday night when they continued their defence of the President’s Cup at home to Staveley Miners Welfare.

Marshall’s men dug deep to pick up a hard-fought 4-3 win.

Goals by Danny Gray (2), Rob Pell and Carl Stewart moved Albion into the semi-final of the competition where they face Barton away.

Marshall should have a full strength side to pick from tomorrow.

“We need to get back to winning ways in the league,” he added.

“We’ve got a few tough games coming up over Christmas. It’s important we stay in touch with the teams up there.”

For more on Taddy’s festive schedule see next Friday’s Wetherby News.