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This week has been bad with the weather but it didn't affect the special 3G surface at Spain Park from staging a top of the league clash between Albion and Broomhill Juniors. This game was always going to be a close one and Albion shaded the game winning 2-1 with two second half goals who consolidate their position at the top of the pile.
Albion were to record the 1st chance after the hosts created some really good work with Harry Milne finding space to find Darren Sinclair who tried his luck from the edge of the box with a marker on him and from a tight angle his effort went wide of the right hand post.
At the other end Broomhill had a chance after a throw in by Anthony Harkins found Liam Paterson who went to his right hand side before unleashing an effort on goal which just went wide of the right hand post, both teams were playing some good counter attacking football and the 1st goal was set to arrive shortly, Broomhill kept the pressure up with a shot by Dillon Whyte which was saved by Nico Berton.
Juniors did take the lead and what a way to open the scoring, Ross Gibson passed into Liam Paterson who shrugged his way through the Albion backline and tried his luck from 25 yards and in doing so found the top right hand corner in a shot that was unstoppable for Berton.
The hosts were to register the final clear chance of the half after Craig Simpson played a long ball from the left hand side which found Darren Sinclair who then forced his way into the penalty area and then knocked a shot just whiskers wide of the left hand post.
Half Time: Albion BC 0-1 Broomhill Juniors
As we started the second half Broomhill nearly doubled their lead after Glen Smith sent a great ball in from the left hand side which was met by Ross Gibson in what was a clear chance for Juniors. Gibson hit the ball quite hard that the ball went wide, any calmer and it could of easily been 2-0.
Albion nearly forced an equaliser 6 minutes into the half after a long 25 yard free kick was sent goalwards by Lewis Pashley which tested a small Stuart Miller however Miller had enough height to tip it over the bar. From the resultant corner that they got straight after a great ball was sent in by Devin Kennedy Colbert which was met by Harry Milne on the half volley however it went over in what was a wasted chance for Albion.
Just a couple of minutes later Albion grabbed an equaliser when another good ball came in by Colbert which found Macaulay Rae unmarked who managed to power it past Stuart Miller in the Broomhill goal who has just came back from Montrose.
It could of been a quick turn around but only for a brilliant diving save by Miller, a great corner came in from the left hand side by Chris Liversedge which was met by AJ Baker but Miller reacted.
Broomhill then thought they retook the lead after a great ball came in by Glen Smith which was met by Anthony Harkins who guided his header past Berton but the referee ruled out the goal due to a push on an Albion player.
Albion made them pay when Craig Simpson played a short pass into Devin Kennedy Colbert and another stunning strike was to come out of this after Colbert tried his luck from 30 yards and beat Stuart Miller all ends up with the shot going into the top right hand corner.
Albion coach John Hill after the game thought his team deserved the result saying "The only bit in the game we got caught out in was when they scored that wondergoal, apart from that it was all Albion, we did change a bit tactically and we got the rewards."
Juniors coach Pat Doherty on the other hand thought a draw was a fair result "Both teams put in a good performance and I think a draw would have been the perfect result, it was a brilliant finish by Liam Paterson for the goal."
Full Time: Albion BC 2-1 Broomhill Juniors