Leeview 2-2 Albion

Albion delivered a sucker punch to promotion hopefuls Leeview last night at Mayfield Sports complex in a deserving 2-2 draw. Albion were on the ball from the start and within the first minute Conan Dillon sent a lovely ball through to Tim who volleyed narrowly over. Tim was through on goal moments later but his shot went and high and wide. Martin was off after 15mins but replaced by Ben in centre mid. Leeview got ahead when Walshy and James collided going for the ball. The ball spilled to the Leeview striker who tapped into the open goal. Albion picked themselves up and 5 mins later drew level when Darren won an arial duel and the ball fell to Ben O’Donnell. Ben played a lovely through ball to Tim who finished superbly low and left from outside the box to reach double figures for the season. There was still time for Walshy to make a great save 1 on 1 to keep the scores level at half time. Albion opened the second half with some lovely play, James playing to japs who played to Rob who then laid the ball off with first touch to Tim who was unlucky not to give albion the lead. Leeview went 2-1 up on the break where their player walked through the defence to tap home. Albion started to dominate from here not giving up. Ronnie replaced rob and Noel replaced Ben as they switched to 3-5-2 moving James up to midfield. The move paid off as James intercepted a ball and ran into the box, his shot was saved but Ronnie was on hand to tap the loose ball in in injury time. Albion moved back to 4-4-3 and saw out the game for a well deserved point.

Team. Walshy, Darren, James, Jamie, Colm, Japs, Ben O (Noel ’70), Martin (Ben ’15), Conan, Rob (Ronnie ’75), Tim. Subs not used: Duggy, Dan W, Mike, Dave.

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