FA Vase: Tadcaster Albion edge closer to Wembley with AFC Mansfield win

Josh Barrett scores Tadcaster Albion's opener on Saturday (Ian Parker)
Josh Barrett scores Tadcaster Albion's opener on Saturday (Ian Parker)

Tadcaster Albion are now just two wins away from Wembley after marching into the last eight of the FA Vase with a lively 3-0 win at AFC Mansfield.

Josh Barrett sent the 200-strong travelling support into raptures early on as he settled the Brewers nerves with the opener inside 20 minutes.

Josh Greening doubled Taddy’s lead on the stroke of half time, while the hosts had a man sent off before manager Rudy Funk was also ordered from play for his protestations.

Albion capitalised in the second half when defender George Bissett added a third on 48 minutes.

And the NCEL Premier leaders held onto victory despite ending the match with only nine men.

Paddy Miller saw red late on and captain Nick Thompson was forced off through injury, after boss Paul Marshall had used up all three substitutes.

Albion will now go into the hat for the quarter-finals for the first time in their history, with the draw due to be made on Monday.

The quarter-finals are set for Saturday, February 28.

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