A stuttering performance away against Newmarket saw Albion defeated 3-1. Never getting out of first gear, Albion looked second best for most of the game. A Darren Daly strike fooled the keeper as it bobbled before it reached the goal and finishing in the top corner to level the game. Newmarket got a 2nd & 3rd in the second half. The 2nd, a defensive error when Albion cleared their lines out of the back too quick allowing 3 Newmarket players onside for one of them to head home a cross. The 3rd came as Albion pushed forward for an equaliser, Newmarket won the ball and broke quickly to seal the game with 5 to go.
A disappointing result and the search for a win in Rathcoole continues. Albion now have 1 game left where they need a point or more to secure survival in Division 2, a division they missed out on winning by 2 points the season before.
Scorer: Darren Daly.
Team: Mike Walsh, Darren Daly, James O’Driscoll, Colm O’Donovan, Jamie Daly, JP Hayes, Noel Twomey (David O’Hare ’78), Martin Ryan, Conan Dillon, Ronan O’Driscoll, Tim Harrington.