Albion picked up their first league win in 6 months today after a superb display against Ballincollig, all but ending the hosts promotion chances. Ballincollig opened the first spell of the game on top though, it took near to ten minutes before Albion found their shape. Albion took the lead after a quick throw in to Conan Dillon landed back to Martin Ryan who crossed to Rob Daly who swivelled and volleyed from close range, lovely finish!! Albion went 2-0 up after James O’Driscolls corner was headed away by the defence, the ball bounced up lovely for Martin Ryan who hit it on the half volley from 25 yards into the top corner. Albion were 3-0 up when Martin Ryan’s through ball reached Rob Daly who got his second of the game. It was 4-0 soon after great build up play from Conan when Rob played Tim Harrington through who rounded the keeper and finished nicely. Tim was unlucky not to make it 5 on two more occasions before the break. 4-0 half time.
The second half was more about securing the 3 points than getting more goals, but the chances did come Albions way. Tim and Rob were both unlucky not to get more early on. Ballincollig did get back on the scoresheet when Colm headed into his own goal from a free kick unluckily, as he had a great defensive game throughout. Jamie and Darren Daly grew into the game and never looked like getting beat from here on in. JP Hayes was in superb form too as was Ben Dillon starting the game on the right. Ronnie came on after 55mins for the injured Martin, and Ronnie made an immediate impact with some lovely switch in plays and using the wing as his outlet. Mike replaced Ben and Dave replaced Rob in the last 10 and both players made use of themselves on and off the ball with the time they had on the field.
A great win that was badly needed and puts more pressure on the teams below.
Walshy, Darren, James, Jamie, Colm, JP, Ben (Mike ’80), Martin (Ronnie ’55), Conan, Rob (Dave ’82), Tim.