High-Flying Tad taken over

hsb  Tadcaster Albion v Nostell Miners Welfare. Number 10.  (130914M5c)
hsb Tadcaster Albion v Nostell Miners Welfare. Number 10. (130914M5c)

Manager Paul Marshall this week confirmed Tadcaster Albion have new owners with “loads of plans” for the club.

York-based employment company Inspire2independence will unveil their ideas at a public meeting tonight, due to take place in the clubhouse from 7.30pm.

Albion have been searching for financial backing since former chairman Rob Northfield left a week before the NCEL season started.

Marshall said: “The new owners are coming in to talk at a meeting on Thursday night and present their ideas.

“They are very intelligent people and they have loads of plans for the club.

“Everyone is looking forward to hearing what they have to say.”

On the field, Albion missed out on a chance to lead the NCEL Premier as 10-man Retford United held them 1-1 at home on Saturday to move top instead.

Carl Stewart returned to the starting line-up and he smashed home an equalising penalty after Retford dominated the early exchanges.

The match soured in the second half, and the referee flashed seven yellow cards and reduced Retford to 10 men.

“It was one of those where it would have been nice to get a win but we probably didn’t deserve it,” said Marshall.

“After 15minutes I thought we were going to get beat. We changed the system and we got back into the game after half time.”

Marshall hailed his young guns for their impressive rise up the NCEL table and said they were learning valuable football know-how.

Vincent Dhesi earned the spot-kick and Dan and Josh Barrett both had chances to win the game late on.

Marshall added: “The young lads have done really well. It’s great experience for them to be playing men’s football at 18-years-old.”

Albion were also in action at fellow front-runners Albion Sports on Wednesday, after the News went to press.

Goalkeeper Peter Lawrie is missing for Saturday’s visit of Long Eaton United and Leon Wrigglesworth will return.

Eddie Clapham and Lee Stewart remain injured.

The gaffer said defender Jamie Williamson will not be rushed back to fitness after suffering a back problem.

“We have to look after Jamie, he’s one of best defenders.,” said Marshall.

“When you have been out for a long time you get niggles when you come back.”

On the match, Marshall added: “I’ve always had a good record against Long Eaton.

“Their secretary always mentions to me that they have never beaten me.

“I hope I haven’t jinxed it by saying that.”