NCEL: Red hot Tadcaster Albion on cloud nine

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Goal hungry Tadcaster Albion continue to rack up the victories in their pursuit of promotion this year.

Albion made it nine consecutive wins at the top of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division on Tuesday with their second celebration inside 72 hours.

Paul Marshall’s men took a coach-load of supporters to Parkgate and the fans were signing the club’s new anthem all the way back to the i2i Stadium following a 4-1 victory.

“Everything is hunkydory,” said Marshall.

“I would have thought this is the longest winning run I have had. I don’t think I have ever won nine in a row.”

Only Worksop Town (seven wins our of nine), Heanor Town and Shaw Lane Aquaforce (both eight wins in 11) have a record similar to Albion and Marshall said his team’s performances has told everyone they are the ones to watch.

“Everybody knows we are the best footballing team in the league,” he said.

“People have said Worksop are good but I haven’t seen them yet. They are going to have to be good to live with us though.”

Albion’s players united last week to record a version of “Tad All Over”, which is based on the Dave Clark Five’s Glad All Over which is the club song of Premier League side Crystal Palace.

The studio time did not take away from the Brewers scintillating form on the pitch as they hit the right notes to ease past Liversedge 3-0 on Saturday.

Josh Greening took his goal tally to 16 for the season to open the scoring in the 29th minute before defender George Bissett doubled the advantage three minutes before the break.

Calum Ward capped the win in the second half.

Paddy Miller got his first goal for Tad to give them an early lead a Parkgate before captain Nick Thompson made it two just over five minutes later.

Miller conceded a spot-kick midway through the first period with Parkgate’s Ross Shelton put past Tom Morgan, but Ward’s strike from the spot restored a two-goal cushion.

A bizarre refereeing decision stopped Albion heading into the break three to the good when the half-time whistle was blown between Greening seeing another penalty saved and slotting in the rebound. Thompson settled the points with his second on 80 minutes.

“It was a really good performance and there were some excellent individual performances,” added Marshall.

“Jonathan Greening gave the ball away once in 90 minutes. And George Bissett and Josh Barrett were both excellent at full-back. Nick Thompson, back from illness, really drove the team on.”

Albion head to seventh-placed Staveley Miners Welfare on Saturday.

Striker Carl Stewart remains suspended for another two weeks. Tom Claisse and Andy Milne are also unavailable to Marshall.