FA Vase: Adam Baker brace helps Tadcaster Albion ease past Worksop Town in second round

Adam Baker scored twice for Tadcaster Albion in the 4-1 win (Photo: Ian Parker)
Adam Baker scored twice for Tadcaster Albion in the 4-1 win (Photo: Ian Parker)

Tadcaster Albion 4-1 Worksop Town

Tadcaster Albion's hopes of a Wembley appearance this season continued after producing a dominant display over rivals Worksop Town to reach the FA Vase third round.

Adam Baker's brace either side of half time added to strikes from Josh Barrett and Nick Black in a comfortable 4-1 win at the i2i Stadium.

Worksop defender Steve Wolley scored a late consolation for the outclassed visitors.

The match had previously been postponed on three separate occasions due to flooding at Albion's i2i Stadium.

But the hosts, who reached the quarter-finals last season, did not let the three-week wait for a competitive fixture affect them as they took an early lead.

Elation on Josh Barrett's face after opening the scoring (Photo: Ian Parker)

Elation on Josh Barrett's face after opening the scoring (Photo: Ian Parker)

From Adam Baker's run down the left, Jimmy Beadle found Nick Black who in turn slotted through to Josh Barrett pass and the winger lifted over the advancing Worksop keeper Jon Kennedy.

Defenders Matt Heath and Gregg Anderson both had headed chances to double the home side's lead before Beadle had the ball in the net on 25 minutes, only for it to be ruled out for a foul on Kennedy.

Baker got Tad's deserved second ten minutes before the break as he pounced on a mistake by Wolley, beat a man and then slotted a left-footed strike into the corner.

Worksop, second only to Taddy in Northern Counties East League, improved before half-time and Mitch Husbands shot over from 18 yards before left-back Phil Roe dragged wide from the edge of the box.

Josh Barrett opens the scoring with a delicate dink over the Worksop goalkeeper (Photo: Ian Parker)

Josh Barrett opens the scoring with a delicate dink over the Worksop goalkeeper (Photo: Ian Parker)

Albion put the game to bed in the first ten minutes of the second half.

First, Nick Black latched onto a ball over the top and rounded Kennedy for a simply finish. And ten minutes later, Baker rifled in his second from 25 yards, courtesy of a deflection.

Substitute Carl Stewart came close to adding a fifth as he scooped narrowly wide, while Black miscontrolled another opportunity as he bared down on goal.

With 15 minutes to go, Worksop pulled one back as Wolley dribbled into the right-side of the area and lashed into the far corner.

Nick Black was instrumental in Barrett's opening goal, before scoring Taddy's third after the restart (Photo: Ian Parker)

Nick Black was instrumental in Barrett's opening goal, before scoring Taddy's third after the restart (Photo: Ian Parker)

But it was not enough to worry Albion, who could have made it five as Baker flashed a chance for his hat-trick wide.