REPORT | Frost Completes Comeback Against Ten Man Town
Two goals in the space of sixty seconds saw Tadcaster turn around a two goal deficit to beat ten man Brighouse.
The home side found themselves two goals to the good inside the first six minutes after Jacob Buchanan and Aaron Martin found the net.
Ex-Taddy goalkeeper Chandler Hallwood was shown a straight red card at the beginning of the second half which obviously swung the momentum in favour of Albion.
Conor Sellars converted from the penalty spot before Aiden Savory and Danny Frost completed a spirited second half turnaround.
Michael Morton made three changes to the side that were disappointing in the defeat to Prescot as Jason Mycoe, Corey Roper and Chris Howarth all came in to the starting eleven.
Taddy captain Andy Milne had the first sighting at goal in the basking Bank Holiday Brighouse sunshine sending a diving header wide of the mark.
Things soon went downhill for the Brewers and fast. A hopeful ball over the top by Lewis Riley lead to some miscommunication between defender Josh Barrett and goalkeeper Michael Ingham and Gabriel Johnson pounced on the hesitant defending to set up Jacob Buchanan for a tap-in.
Brighouse were overjoyed after just six minutes as Aaron Martin got away from his marker and simply headed in from a flat corner kick to double their lead.
And just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for Tadcaster, they did as skipper Andy Milne was caught by a nasty elbow from Tom Haigh leaving the defender in a heap on the floor.
After four minutes of treatment from physio Lucy Lendhill, Milne was replaced by Aiden Savory and has since been to hospital to treat the nasty cut received to the head.
A matter of seconds after play resumed, there was another stoppage as Connor Griffin took a heavy knock and had to be helped off the field despite trying his best efforts to run it off.
There wasn’t a huge deal of quality in the first forty five with the match littered with cheap free-kicks and niggly fouls.
Tom Corner was doing his best to win the aerial battles but Danny Frost and Cam Murray were struggling to get on the ball and into the game.
Town came within inches of inflicting further pain on Morton’s side after Adam Shaw scooped a shot onto the face of the crossbar.
After a frustrating half to say the least, Taddy eventually applied some pressure on the hosts with half-time less than five minutes away.
Firstly Frost went close to lobbing Chandler Hallwood and then Josh Barrett had a couple of efforts blocked before the centre-back was snuffed out for a third time by the swarm of orange shirts defending.
Half-Time: Brighouse 2-0 Taddy
The defining moment in the match came just three minutes into the second half when Brighouse keeper Chandler Hallwood was shown a straight red card.
Former teammates Tom Corner and Hallwood contested for the ball on a corner kick before the two clashed on the ground off the ball and after deliberation between the referee and the linesman, the goalkeeper was dismissed and a penalty was given.
Without a substitute goalkeeper, Iwan Heeley was the brave volunteer to go in between the sticks for Brighouse and his first job was to face a penalty.
Conor Sellars had to wait an age for Heeley to be ready but it certainly didn’t faze him as he confidently brushed the spot kick into the roof of the net.
And all of a sudden it was game on and you could feel the pendulum swing towards the Brewers.
Following the red card, Taddy dominated the contest and it almost seemed inevitable in how it was going to end.
Chances were certainly flowing; Tom Corner’s close range strike was well blocked before Danny Frost’s willing running saw him beat the on-rushing Heeley to the ball but couldn’t hit the target with the goal open.
With twenty five minutes to go, Michael Morton and Simon Collins chanced their arm as Joel Dixon replaced Jason Mycoe which freed Savory up to operate as a front three alongside Corner and Frost.
It may have seemed inevitable where it was going but time was ticking by and Brighouse still lead 2-1.
Tom Corner continued to threaten the Brighouse goal and came incredibly close on two occasions in the space of two minutes.
Firstly Chris Howarth did brilliantly to outmuscle the big forward Martin before Sellars drilled in behind to Frost who drove across goal to Corner who just couldn’t make the desired contact at the back post as Jamie Underdown did just enough.
Two minutes later and Conor Sellars’ lofted corner was again met by the towering figure of Corner but his header ricocheted agonisingly wide of the upright.
However, the match was turned on its head in the space of sixty seconds as Taddy netted twice to go in front.
The equaliser came fourteen minutes from time as Aiden Savory leathered in his fourth goal of the season.
Josh Barrett deserves praise for started the move off by winning a dual, beating the next man to the ball before driving into the opposition’s half and playing it out wide to Danny Frost.
Frost’s teasing low cross was actually missed at first by Savory, Corner then couldn’t turn goalwards, Sellars tried to scramble over the line before Savory pounced on the loose ball and smashed left-footed into the very top corner.
Then just a matter of seconds later, the travelling Taddy fans continued their jubilant celebrations as Tom Corner showed great pace and composure to race down the left-hand side and coolly stroke a ball across goal with his weaker left-foot to Danny Frost who clipped into the roof of the net, also with his weaker foot.
Frost then had the ball in the net again in the dying embers but was ruled out for offside, a decision that was extremely tight, but nevertheless it needn’t had mattered in terms of the result as Tadcaster saw out the victory.
Full-Time: Brighouse 2-3 Taddy
Brighouse: Hallwood, Underdown, Riley, Jones ©, Kendall, Griffin, Shaw, Haigh, Martin, Buchanan, Johnson
Subs: Armstrong, Annor, Worrall, Riley, Heeley
Tadcaster: Ingham, Howarth, Grant, Roper, Milne © (Savory 15), Barrett, Sellars, Mycoe (Dixon 65), Corner, Frost (Hardy 90), Murray
Unused: Crouz, Akeroyd