NCEL: Tadcaster Albion await Evo-Stik ground grading decision

NAWN 1311153AM6 Tadcaster Albion owners.  Danny Gore, Jimmy Gore, Kent Mayall and Matthew Gore at Ings Lane (1311153AM6)
NAWN 1311153AM6 Tadcaster Albion owners. Danny Gore, Jimmy Gore, Kent Mayall and Matthew Gore at Ings Lane (1311153AM6)
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Tadcaster Albion will find out on Monday if their ground is up to scratch for promotion into the Evo-Stik Northern First Division North.

Evo Stik officials will visit the 2inspire Stadium to distinguish whether the ground improvements made by new owners i2i Sports meet the league’s criteria.

Albion currently sit on top of the NCEL Premier Division with five matches left and they thrashed North Yorkshire rivals Pickering Town 5-0 on Saturday.

But the Brewers face a scrap with Brighouse Town and Barton Town Old Boys for the championships, with their two title rivals catching up on games.

Since taking over the club last year, Albion’s new owners have erected a new turnstile, built an outdoor toilet facility and given Ings Lane a lick of paint.

And boss Paul Marshall is confident the ground will be sufficient to progress into the Evo-Stik leagues should his side finish on top when the season ends,.

Ahead of the ground grading, Marshall said: “If this ground doesn’t pass after what they (i2i Sports) have been doing then I don’t what will.

“It should pass quite comfortably.

“I don’t see what is wrong with it when you look at some clubs in the Evo Stik and they’re not as good as this ground is now and this ground only going to get better.
“It is not going to get any worse because they (i2i Sports) are going to keep improving it.

“I don’t see any problems with it because we have done what they have asked us to do.”


Read Thursday’s Wetherby News for full details on the ground grading.