Albion fire five past Butchers as run continues

ALBION continued their rich vein of form in front of goal by hitting another five this week in an entertaining battle in Lochs against the Butchers with plenty goals and near misses.

Nathan Harris caught Albion napping with the opener after bursting a gut to win a bouncing ball before Albion stopper Taggy and lashing home inside 90-seconds.

But Albion recovered to draw level through Mo Khalil and they went 2-1 ahead from the penalty spot 30-seconds into time added on when Paul Nicol drove home low into the corner.

After the break Shaun Macleod made it 3-1 after linking up with James Macdonald but they had their lead reduced to a single goal within a minute of the restart when David Macdonald smashed a ferocious low shot inside the post.

Albion, who are scoring goals for fun at the moment, capped with a ten-goal cup thriller in which they handed runaway league leaders the Rangers Club their solitary defeat this season, stormed up the park and added a fourth on 70 minutes through Alec Murray.

Khalil then made it 5-2 before the end with a curled finish into the top corner.

Although they had a recent slip up in the cup the Rangers Club league steamroller rumbles on as they protected their 100 per cent league record with a hard fought 3-2 win over the Caber.

In a keenly contested battle in which the Caber led twice the Club managed to scrap their way back into a late 3-2 lead to edge it.

The result is all the more surprising for the Caber who were without eight first-team regulars and an hour before kick-off had only eight confirmed players before some last minute additions.

But each performed admirably to take the game to the title favourites who were also missing a host of their own regulars.

On target for the Caber were Steven Geddes and Innes Maciver while Alex ‘Tippex’ Maciver (2) and James netted for the Rangers Club.

Hotel Hebrides welcomed Tolsta to Tarbert on Tuesday night and the two sides shared eight goals in a league thriller.

For Tolsta, John S bagged a brace, Alex ‘Chicken’ Maciver netted with Jamie Drummond was also on target.

Still to play this week are Sea Angling vs Stornoway and Lewis Rovers and Island United.

Next week: Rangers Club vs Albion; Tolsta vs Butchers; Stornoway vs Hotel Hebrides; Island United vs the Caber and Sea Angling vs Lewis Rovers.