Knaresborough Town: Tommy Brown; Cole Wildin (Jake Morrison), Gregg Anderson, Sam Cook, Phil Milsom; Ewan Gregson, Ben Parkes (Alex Ingham), James Beaston, Jack Emmett (Alfie Lee), Dom Creamer; Danny Edwards. Subs. (not used): Harry Lee, Eddie Cass.

Tadcaster Albion: Sam Green; Josh Hardcastle, Charlie Owen (Mason Wilson), Dan Thirkell, Conor Qualter, Elliot Holmes, Raeece Ellington (Fatlum Ibrahimi), Sam Kitchen, Jordan Hines (Junaid Cassius-Gill), Ben Tweed, Oli Norman (Lewis Walters). Sub. (not used): Joe Wilton.

 

Following the euphoria of the shock victory over Guiseley on Wednesday, the difficulty in lifting the players again for the final home league match of the campaign showed throughout a drab 1-1 draw with Tadcaster Albion in front of the season high attendance of 373 at Manse Lane on Saturday.

Phil Milsom headed against the top of the bar from an early Gregg Anderson centre, but it was the visitors who took the elad in the fifteenth minute.

Possession was surrendered in midfield and a quick break down the right produced a low centre which former Knaresborough striker, Jordan Hines, converted with ease.

Hines had a second chance just after the half hour mark, but this time pulled his shot wide of the post and at the other end, Sam Cook had a weak effort saved comfortably by Sam Green.

Hines then broke clear on to a bouncing ball and though he was able to head over the onrushing Tommy Brown, was unable to score as Anderson nipped in to cover and clear his lines.

In the second half, Danny Edwards fired wide for the home side and Ben Tweed over for the visitors before Oli Norman slammed a shot into the side netting for Taddy.

Anderson was again in action ten minutes from time when he headed off his own line from an overhead effort from Tweed after a cross from the left.

Time moved on into that added by the referee and Knaresborough’s chance of a point looked to have deserted them when Cook shot weakly at Green, who pushed the ball wide.

However, from Ewan Gregson’s in-swinging corner from the right, several players challenged and it was Cook who managed to head home the equaliser to earn his side a point. 

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