FA Vase: Tadcaster Albion handed tricky Worksop Town home draw

Tadcaster Albion players walk out at the i2i Stadium
Tadcaster Albion players walk out at the i2i Stadium

Tadcaster Albion have been paired with league rivals Worksop Town in the second round of the FA Vase.

The pair are locked in an intense battle at the top of the Northern Counties East Football League, separated only by goals difference.

They will come to blows at the i2i Stadium for the second round tie on November 21.

Albion are hoping to emulate their run in the competition 12 months ago, when the club reached the quarter-finals of the competition.

Then managed by Paul Marshall, the club were two rounds away from a place at Wembley but exited the competition in a replay against Highworth Town.

Albion and Worksop have had a frosty relationship over the last two years since the latter dropped into the NCEL.

Tadcaster Albion players applaud the fans after being knocked out against Highworth .(1503072AM13)

Tadcaster Albion players applaud the fans after being knocked out against Highworth .(1503072AM13)

They met back in October in a league fixture with Albion leaving Nottinghamshire with all three points, courtesy of goals from Nick Black and Jason Mycoe in a 2-1 win.

But the game was marred at the final whistle by crowd trouble from a small section of supporters before stewards intervened.

That wasn’t the first time this fixture has seen crowd trouble.

During the same fixture last season the game was interrupted for eight minutes as tempers flared behind the dugout.

Tadcaster's Carl Stewart puts pressure on Highworth's Gary Stevens.. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Tadcaster's Carl Stewart puts pressure on Highworth's Gary Stevens.. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe.

On that occasion the scoreline finished 2-2 with Albion coming from two goals and a man down at half-time to rescue an unlikely draw deep into stoppage time.

Tadcaster Albion celebrate Andy Milne's late equaliser at Worksop Town last season

Tadcaster Albion celebrate Andy Milne's late equaliser at Worksop Town last season