Albion continue winning run but Gers set to win title

Albion FC show off their brand kit's they received through generous sponsorship from Stornoway restaraunt and takeway Bangla Spice.
Albion FC show off their brand kit's they received through generous sponsorship from Stornoway restaraunt and takeway Bangla Spice.

ALBION flirted with chucking away three more precious league points this week despite racing into a 3-0 lead.

Goals from Warren Mackay, Mo Khalil and Alec Murray gave Albion, who still have faint, although fading hopes, of reigning in long time league leaders the Rangers Club, a comfortable lead.

But the Sea Angling Club began to reel Albion in with midfield man Mark Wirght scoring a double to put the cat amongst the pigeons.

In the end Albion held firm for a win which boss Gordon Greenhowe expected to be a formality after seeing his charges rack up three goals without reply.

At press time this has proved to be the only match in the Welfare League this week after the Butchers match against the Rangers Club was called off with the Club receiving a walkover and a 3-0 win.

Hotel Hebrides’ game against Island United was also called off after the latter signalled their intention to pull out of the league.

It has been a tough season for Island United who have been on the wrong end of some heavy defeats but with each passing week they have been improving and showing signs of promise.

But dwindling player numbers each week has forced the team to pull the plug although everyone involved with the Welfare League hopes to see them back before too long.

The remaining two league fixtures for this week were still to be played at press time with the Caber hosting Tolsta last night (Wednesday) and Lewis Rovers scheduled to play Stornoway.

For the Caber it gives them a chance for redemption after losing 5-0 to Tolsta in a rearranged fixture at the end of last week.

A pair of long range goals from Stuart Macleod and Daniel Mackenzie gave Tolsta a 2-0 half-time lead which they added to after the break through Donnie Murray, a Jamie Drummond penalty and Stuart Macqueen.

Next week the spotlight shifts to the Welfare Cup with four clubs involved in the semi-finals. The Caber and Albion meet this coming Monday (August 27) at Smith Avenue while Tolsta and Hotel Hebrides will square off on Saturday (August 25).

Check out next week’s Gazette for match details and results.