Category: Results

Albion 1-2 Rylane

Albion will feel disappointed not to have taken anything out of this game against the league leaders. A much improved performance from the 3-0 defeat to Banteer on Monday as Albion dominated for large periods of the game.

Tim Harrington fired in his 16th goal of the season after the break latching on to a great ball through from Ger O’Connell to take it around the keeper and slot home.

Albion pressed on for a second which never came although they came close on occasions. Rylane had chances of their own with JP Hayes heading off the line from a corner.

With about 10 minutes remaining Rylane were awarded a free from about 30 yards out which was converted into the bottom corner to level the match. With about 3 minutes remaining Rylane managed to grab a winner.

Albion piled on the pressure late on but it wasn’t to be. A disappointing result but they will take encouragement from the performance.

Next up for Albion is Strand Utd A at home next Thursday evening.


Teams: S Dwyer, J McNamara, D Murray, C O’Donovan, J Daly, JP Hayes, G O’Connell, C Dillon, J O’Driscoll, M El-sahen, T Harrington Subs: T Dillon for El-sahen (5 mins) N Twomey for T Dillon (82 mins) Unused: D Coleman, D Daly

Albion 0-3 Banteer

Albion crashed out of the County Cup at the hands of CFC Banteer at Eli Lilly on Monday evening. A poor start saw Albion down 2-0 early on and never looked like getting back into the game after that.

Albion will have to pick themselves up fast as they return to league action on Thursday evening with the visit of League leaders Rylane.

Team Vs Banteer: S Dwyer, D Daly, J Daly, D Murray, C O’Donovan, JP Hayes, J O’Driscoll, G O’Connell, M Ryan, B Dillon, R Daly Subs: N Twomey for M Ryan, D Coleman for D Daly, T Dillon for J O’Driscoll

Newmarket 2-2 Albion

A stuttering first half left a shaky Albion 1-0 down away in Rathcoole to Newmarket. A chance of very few chances for the away side saw Newmarket take the lead when Darren Daly mistimed a clearance allowing their midfielder to cross the ball, their striker was on hand for a classy volley in to the bottom right giving Walshy no hope of saving. Newmarket looked a much better and composed side to the team Albion had beaten 4-2 on the opending day of the season in Ballinadee. They were full value for their lead as they looked to create more. It wasn’t until the 42nd minute when Albion looked dangerous.

Albions attacking continued in the second half and were back at 1-1 when James O’Driscoll took a pass into the right corner. Looking out of options, he cooly nutmegged the defender, dropped the shoulder passed another & struck from just inside the box at a very tight angle. The ball went past the keeper and in off the left hand post. Albion were soon again under pressure but defender well. Steve Dwyer made his outfield debut coming on on 57′. The game was going either way with both teams creating chances but unable to deliver on the final touch until on the 82nd minute when Rob Daly played the ball to John Duggan who in turn played a superb ball through to Tim Harrington who outran the defender and struck with his right into the bottom left for a fantastic strike and an all round brilliant team goal. Though Newmarket were still to have a say when the ball unluckily struck Declan Murrays hand with 3 minutes to go and the home side were awarded a penalty which they converted. Newmarket had one more chance but a combination of pressure and bravery from both Mike Walsh, Declan Murray & Steve Dwyer saw the game finish out at 2-2.

A game that could have gone either way, Albion must be happy with an away point with some regular first teamers on the missing list. Lost at times in the first half, the Courcey men dug deep and never gave up to clinch a vital point against a very good, very much improved Newmarket side.

Scorers: J O’Driscoll 39′, Tim Harrington 82′.

Team: Walsh, D Daly, J Daly, O’Connell, Murray, Hayes, R Daly, Ryan (Dwyer ’57), O’Driscoll, Harrington, Duggan.

Subs. McNamara, Twomey.