Tadcaster Albion

Northern Counties East Premier Division
Tadcaster Albion 0
Albion Sports 1
Gate £5
Atten 226

Match & Day Enjoyment 7/10
The club is believed to have been formed in 1892 as John Smith’s FC. It wasn’t until 1923 that the Tadcaster Albion name was adopted. In the early years the club played in the local York League. In 1948 Albion won the York League.
Tadcaster Albion, in the early days, played home games on the site of the cricket ground on Station Road, before moving to the Ings ground, near to where the present Samuel Smith Brewery Packaging Block now stands. Changing facilities were in the town, at the rear of the Falcon Public House on Chapel Street, and it was a common Saturday afternoon sight to see nets, corner flags, buckets, oranges, players and officials trekking through the town.

Today “Taddy” sit proudly on top of the Premier Division and a 25 match unbeaten run and with new owners behind the scenes full of optimism, it could be fair to say that at the moment it is all smelling of roses in Taddy's garden. The pre match chat was all about breaking the current 26 matches unbeaten record in the League ( I think it was by Scarborough ?) .

As the game unfolded, on the hour the visitors scored a well taken goal as a result of some pressure to stun the decent sized crowd. Taddy fought back to set up a nail biting finale in their quest to preserve their long unbeaten league run. Alas all their huffing and puffing in the end failed to produce anything and it was not their day. Albion Sports played in red with white trim , quite appropriate this time of year. But unlike Santa they were not quite in the mood to give any presents and they closed the game out well.

Tadcaster is a friendly club, very family orientated. Delicious fresh food was on offer and the hot pork and stuffing sandwich was too tempting to overlook and good job I did not as they were delicious and filling.
The bar was lively with party goers all enjoying the festivities and the Christmas trees lights were shining bright. If they continue doing what they are doing both on and off the pitch there is likely to be more festivities next May and I will be the first to applaud them.

A visit to Tadcaster Albion comes with my warmest recommendation – another smashing day out in God's own County.

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