De courcey Albion today fell to a home 3-0 defeat against a strong Casement Celtic side who dominated a frustrating game on a very bobbly surface at Dunderrow. Albion started well with Tim aharrington and Marrin Ryan both getting shots on target though nothing to trouble the keeper. Albions best chance fell to Harrington who forced the Celtic keeper into a fumble but he could only scurry the ball over the net. Casement took the lead slightly against the run of play when they took a long throw in which fond the head of their striker to make it 1-0 at half time.
Casement dominated the second half everywhere though tim Harrington, martin el sahen and Robert o Donovan were all very unlucky not to get on the scoresheet. Albion seemed to hold the ball for too long giving the opposition time to close down and force mistakes. Casement were 2-0 up after a free kick found the head of their striker who nabbed his 2nd. He had his hat trick 5 mins later when Ger O Connell was judged to have fouled their winger in the box.
3-0 at full time though Albion will feel the shoreline doesn’t reflect the game.
Team. Walsh, Ryan, O Driscoll, O Connell, O Donovan, Hayes, Duggan, B Dillon, C Dillon, El Sahen(R O Donovan ’75), T Harrington.
Subs. J Crosbie, D Daly, D Murray, K O Neill.