Albion prepare for vital trip to Yorks rivals Brid’

hsb  Tadcaster Albion v Armthorpe Welfare.  110212M2b.
hsb Tadcaster Albion v Armthorpe Welfare. 110212M2b.

TADCASTER Albion boss Paul Marshall knows tomorrow could be make or break for his side with a mouth-watering trip to Bridlington Town on the cards (3pm ko).

Albion are still in the mix in their race for NCEL Premier League promotion.

Saturday’s hard-fought 3-2 home win over Nostell Miners Welfare and Tuesday’s 5-1 win over Brighouse has kept them in the hunt.

But Marshall is aware they need to win at Brid’ to have any chance of going up to the Evo-Stik League.

“Bridlington is a massive game for us,” said Marshall.

“If we win it then we’re right back in it but if we lose it then we are probably out of it. It’s that important. It’s going to be tough but if anyone would have said to us at the start of the season with 17 games left you’d still have a chance of winning the league we would have taken it.

“There are still four teams in it. Looking at Farsley’s run-in they’ve got some tough games. We’ve five games behind them. If we win all those then we go one point behind them and we’ve still got to play them so anything can happen.

“It’s all good at the moment.”

Albion return to action on Wednesday with a trip to Hall Road Rangers (7.45pm ko).

On Saturday Tad’ held a minute silence for local lad Greg Tobin who tragically died in the New Zealand earthquake last week.

Marshall’s men then started the game brightly and went into the break 2-0 to the good through strikes by Steve Jeff and Marc Thompson.

However Nostell hit them hard in the second period grabbing two in two minutes to level the contest. But Tad’ dug deep and pinched the three points when Stuart Rice found the back of the net on 63 minutes.

Then on Tuesday goals by Tom Woollard (18), Graeme Whitehead (38, 90), Matty Howgate (64) and Stuart Rice (65) sealed a fine win over Brighouse

Marshall will have Andy Dawson back from holiday and Rob Youhill from injury tomorrow.

However he will be missing

Paul James and Danny Farthing who have both been ruled out forthe remainder of the season with knee injuries.