Tadcaster Albion manager Paul Marshall has targeted revenge in his side’s league and cup double header this week.
Albion remained unbeaten since December when they thumped Staveley Miners Welfare 4-0 in the NCEL Premier League last Saturday.
But their run ended on Tuesday after a 2-1 away defeat to Nostell Miners Welfare, Callum Ward scoring Tad’s goal.
Fifth-placed Albion travel to lowly Lincoln Moorlands Railway on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) before facing Winterton Rangers in the NCEL League Cup quarter finals on Wednesday (kick-off 7.45pm).
Marshall’s troops failed to beat both sides in the league earlier in the season and he called on his players to be more ruthless.
The boss wants League Cup success to fill a missing void on his CV but he insists his players won’t prioritise the cup in the season’s run-in.
“I’ve never won the League Cup. I will be trying my hardest to win it,” said Marshall.
“We go into every game expecting to win. I don’t change my philosophy each games whoever we are playing.
“Lincoln were in turmoil at the time and they put in a resilient performance.
“We missed two penalties against Winterton in a 1-1 draw a few weeks ago.”
“We are looking for revenge.”
The Brewers’ victory over Staveley proved to Marshall his young team are capable of better next season.
He said: “We are in a position to try a few lads out for a decent push next season for promotion.
“We lost a few games that cost us a big dent in our hopes and we will push on next season.”
Terry Taylor opened the scoring on Saturday with a curling shot from 20 yards before Nick Thompson headed in Steve Jeff’s corner.
George Bissett then nodded in a free-kick to make it three before half time. Thompson capped off the win when he rounded the ‘keeper for his second with 20 minutes to go.
Marshall said: “It was a good professional performance.
“We caused problems with our set pieces. You can’t get much better than that.
“I spoke to Nick before the game and asked him what he thought his game was missing and he said, ‘goals’, so it was nice for him.”
Albion were missing six first team players for Tuesday’s clash against Nostell, but Taddy signed Staveley winger Kyle Hawthorne in time to play and the manager said he hopes to strengthen the side in defence for Saturday.
“Kyle’s a very good player and will go straight into the side,” added Marshall.