Six wins on the spin for in-form Reds

Mark Ayres heads in Colne's third goal
Mark Ayres heads in Colne's third goal

Colne moved up to third place in the Evo-Stik First Division North on Saturday with their sixth win in a row - a 4-1 triumph - against a strong Tadcaster Albion team at Holt House.

The Reds had to come from behind as Tadcaster took the lead after eight minutes when Tom Corner converted a low cross with a shot that Greg Hartley got a hand to, but could not prevent from finding the back of the net.

Phil Dean rounds off the scoring for Colne

Phil Dean rounds off the scoring for Colne

Colne had a slice of luck after 13 minutes when Connor Gaul’s inswinging corner was headed into the roof of his own net by defender Liam Shepherd at the far post.

But Tadcaster looked strong in the first half and the Colne defence needed to be on their toes, with Alex Coleman making a series of vital clearances and keeper Hartley seeing plenty of the ball.

With half-time approaching, Colne pushed forward and a good cross was inches over Ollie Wood’s head in front of goal. Then Adam Morning saw his shot deflected for a corner.

Two minutes into added time, the Reds went ahead with a well-worked goal when Michael Morrison’s through ball released Morning into the area, and although his run took him wide of goal, he laid the ball back for Phil Dean to fire home a low shot.

Tadcaster began the second half on the attack and Corner’s shot was well saved by Hartley.

But the Reds forced a series of corners. And after 71 minutes, Mark Ayres rose high above the Albion defence to head home Colne’s third goal.

Two minutes later, Jay Hart went clear on Spencer Jordan’s through ball but shot over.

After 77 minutes, Dean’s free kick was pushed onto the post by Albion keeper Chandler Hallwood, and from the resulting corner, Chris Lynch’s header was cleared off the line.

Shortly after, Jordan’s through ball sent Dean racing into the area and he finished with a left foot shot into the far corner.

Tomorrow Colne are at Glossop North End, kick-off 3 p.m., and on Easter Monday host Clitheroe (3 p.m.).

DAVE PRIESTLEY