Non-League football: Vase is next on agenda for in-form Albion

Paul Marshall.
Paul Marshall.
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THE FEEL-GOOD factor is massively prevalent at Tadcaster Albion – and now Paul Marshall wants a tilt at FA Vase glory to add to the sense of well-being.

Nine points clear at the top of the NCEL Premier, it’s happy days for the Brewers, with a certain Jonathan Greening in their ranks.

Pretty much everything that can go right is for Marshall’s side, who have won their last two away games 10-0 and 7-0 and even when they don’t hit the heights, they are still on the wins trail, with last weekend’s 2-1 win over Albion Sports, thanks to Liam Ormsby’s brace of late penalties being a case in point.

That game at the i2i Stadium was watched by 399 people, with their season’s best crowd standing at 523 against Pickering and officials are hoping for another healthy attendance at home to Morpeth Town in the second round of the Vase tomorrow as Taddy seek a 10th win in a row in all competitions.

Marshall said: “We have won 16 league games out of 18 and it’s a phenomenal start.

“I’d also certainly like a run in the Vase and that is a target as well as winning the league.

“I have had a couple of half-decent runs in the Vase, but not as well as I would like. Now, we probably have the best squad of players I have probably had at this level of football, so I am keen on having a good run.

“Morpeth is a big game and hopefully we will get another 400 or 500 people down.

“It’s unbelievable at the moment and owners i2i Sports have invested a lot in making the facility miles better and the results are coming and the future is very, very bright.

“The other week we took 200 fans to Armthorpe on a Tuesday night and gave them a nice surprise by winning 10-0 – it’s mental. We had a great support and performance and got another 400 there on Saturday.

“The crowds are coming, not just from Tadcaster, but all over. They know we are playing good football and having a name like Jonathan Greening in your team helps as well. Our crowds are more than fifty per cent up.”

In the NCEL Premier, rock-bottom Glasshoughton host Bridlington.

Garforth, Liversedge and Albion Sports visit Maltby and Pickering and Staveley respectively. Thackley welcome Retford.

Knaresborough welcome Eccleshill in Division One. Elsewhere, AFC Emley and Hemsworth entertain Worsbrough Bridge and Hall Road Rangers.

Selby visit Grimsby Borough and Yorkshire Amateur host Hallam.

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