Billy Miller says he is in dreamland after Tadcaster Albion gained promotion from the NCEL Premier to the Evo-Stik Leagues.
Taddy defeated Armthorpe Welfare 2-1 which meant they mathematically could not be caught by Handsworth Parramore, Miller said with all that has happened this year, it really means a lot to him:
“We’ve worked hard for this moment, our pitch has been flooded twice this season, we lost Sonny that was a big moment for the club, it affected all of us.
“We just hoped it would be our year, we have come out of what has happened in the last few months, we have around 18 to 19 players who we have worked with since around November I knew they could do the job and that is exactly what has happened.”
After conceding late, Tadcaster were made to wait to ensure they would go up and Miller admitted he knew it would be a tough game: “In all fairness their keeper was great, we always knew it would be difficult, everyone we have faced have given it to us, that makes the victory even more sweeter, we know how hard we have worked this season.”
The final game for Tadcaster Albion is again at home this time against Athersley Recreation, where the side will lift the title, Miller admits he will have other reasons to enjoy the game as well: “I’ve got lots of family coming to the last game, they would not want that one to mean the title or not, so that’s good I can just enjoy the day and the game, I am over the moon.”
With many people saying that Tadcaster will continue to grow thanks to the Gore family, Miller paid tribute to the owners and the players: “The people involved, the owners, they have got great values and a togetherness, they believe in the family and the club, I wish them every success and I want to be a part of it for as long as possible.”
“The credit goes to the players, who have stuck by me and listened to me for hours on hours, even Tom Corner who only came in late as a transfer, it has all worked.”
Interview: Thomas Feaheny (@thomasfeaheny)