Albion climbed out of the bottom 3 yesterday with a hard earned 3-2 victory away against a resiliant Blackpool Celtic. Albion continued to start games looking nervy with Blackpool doing much of the pressing and attacking at any chance given. Blackpool went 1-0 up on 20 minutes after a through ball reached their striker who shot low and into the bottom corner. Albion created little in the first half where as Blackpool kept pressing looking for a second. Albion managed to keep it to just 1 goal down at half time.
Albion scored early in the second half after a clever floating free kick by James O’Driscoll found Martin El-Sahen for the equaliser. Blackpool immediately responded with a goal direct from a free kick though keeper Ryan could have done better at his attempt to keep it out. Albion were back to 2-2 5 minutes later when a scramble led to the ball hitting the post, the Blackpool full back sliced a clearance and the ball ended up in the back of the net. On 70 mins Tim Harrington scored the winner after Rob Dalys assist landed to Tim Harrington who lashed the ball low and left past the helpless keeper. Blackpool piled the pressure on but couldn’t find a clear cut chance to bring themselves back level. A huge 3 points for the Courcey men, who are yet to find their niche but will take a well earned win over Blackpool Celtic. Noel Twomey, Martin El-Sahen & Tim Harrington best for Albion.
Team. M Ryan, D Daly, J Daly (D Wise ’80), C O’Donovan, D Murray, JP Hayes (J McNamara ’65), M El-Sahen, N Twomey, J O’Driscoll, R Daly, T Harrington.