CAPTAIN’S LOG: Tadcaster Albion skipper Jimmy Beadle’s weekly column

Jimmy Beadle
Jimmy Beadle

After going out of the FA Cup and then losing at Ossett Town last week, we’ve managed to pick ourselves up and earn two important victories.

This is a tough division, but one that we want to be up near the top of, and after two defeats and with three tough fixtures to come, we found ourselves in a position where our season could have been all but over by October if we didn’t do something about it.

Radcliffe Borough and Glossop North End were difficult-looking matches, and a trip to Bamber Bridge is never easy.

We’ve managed to beat Radcliffe and Glossop however, and now go to Bamber Bridge on Saturday sixth in the table and full of confidence.

Had we lost these games then it would have left us well off the pace and a long way from where we want to be in the league standings, in addition to being out of the FA Cup.

We have reacted though, and getting off to good starts has proved crucial in our two most recent games.

Josh Greening has done brilliantly to find the net in the opening minutes, two games in a row.

It was strange on Tuesday night that Glossop had the kick-off, yet we still had the ball in the back of their net inside 60 seconds.

The manager told us that we needed to start matches better, and to be fair to the lads we’ve done just that.

We’ve given ourselves a platform to go on and win games, although a pattern does seem to be developing where we start well and go in front and end up getting bombarded in the second period.

The lads are working hard though and we’ve deserved the results we’ve picked up in the last week.

There won’t be much in it at Bamber Bridge on Saturday. As I’ve said, it is a difficult place to go, but we make the trip with nothing to fear.

We know that we can beat anyone in this league on our day, we just need to perform.