De Courcey Albion secured a 5-2 victory over Ard na Laoi today at Eli Lilly just a week after losing 1-0 to the same team. Ard na Laoi enjoyed the share of possession in the first half though Fran Harrington and JP Hayes were giving their full backs a terrible time on the wings. Ard na Laoi could do little about Albions opening goal as Tim Harrington scored a cracking goal from a free kick which looked to be out of range on the wide left, but the ball ended up in the top corner. He was close to adding a second as he watched a glancing shot clip the bar. 2 minutes later Ard na Laoi were back in the game with a thunderous shot which michael Walsh could do nothing about. Half time 1-1.
Albion stepped up a few gears in the second half and were soon back in front when Fran Harrington scored directly from a corner kick. It’s his first goal for Albion since re joining after Christmas. 2 minutes later tim Harrington burst through on goal, his shot was saved and parried straight to the feet of Martin El Sahen who made it 3-1 into an open goal. Albion were dominating at this stage and Ben Dillon was on hand, for what could be as a contender for goal of the season, with a fantastic shot from 25yards that went straight into the top corner of the net to make it 4-1. Tim Harrington scored his 26th of the season with an assist from brother Fran from a corner, tim rose over the centre half and headed a lovely goal to make it 5-1. Ard na Laoi pressed to find something towards the end but didn’t trouble the keeper too much though they did get a 2nd when Colm O’Donovan found his own net unfortunately. A great result from a lively looking Albion team who pick up another 3pts.
Team. M Walsh, G O’Connell, J McNamara, D Murray, C O’Donovan, JP Hayes, F Harrington(K O’Neill ’75), M Ryan (J Crosbie ’50), B Dillon, M El-Sahen (D Daly ’70), T Harrington.
Pall subs used.