Liam Ormsby’s second match-winning penalty in as many games helped Tadcaster Albion beat Morpeth Town 2-1 in round two of the FA Vase on Saturday.
Albion’s manager Paul Marshall hailed Ormsby’s ‘nerves of steel’ after the midfielder converted the winner in injury-time after opening the scoring in the 39th minute.
After securing all three points for Albion with a last-gasp penalty against Albion Sports on November 15, Ormsby needed to repeat his heroics after Morpeth’s Jordan Fry equalised after 65 minutes.
Marshall said he was “delighted” with his side’s progress in the competition but said that they were still a “million miles” from reaching the final.
He said: “I was very confident when Liam stepped up but I don’t watch penalties as a rule and I did not watch that penalty. I have done it for years and we always score more than we miss.
“It’s a massive competition for us and it would be history making for a club like ours but we are still a million miles from getting to Wembley as we’re only in the last 64.
“This is the best team I have ever had at this level and there’s no reason why we can’t do well in it. You have to have a lot of luck in the Vase and you usually get tough draws.”
Despite admitting that his side were not at their best on the day, Marshall was full of praise for how his players were able to Morpeth Town’s defensive unit down.
He said: “It kept breaking down in the final third and we did not look after the ball they way we wanted them to. That’s something we need to work on better in the final third.
“Everyone seems to be trying to stop us playing football and it’s only when we get a goal that teams come out and try to play football against us.”
Marshall’s men have been drawn away at St Helens Town in the third round and will play the North West Counties Premier Division side on Saturday, December 6.