Friday 20 September 2019

Albion make history

Division 4 at Rosbercon

Wexford Albion celebrate winning the Division 4 title
Wexford Albion celebrate winning the Division 4 title

Rosbercon 0 Wexford Albion 1

The famous Wexford Albion club created history at the start of the season by entering their very first adults' team into the Wexford Football League and they created history once again by clinching their first adult title in their first season.

On Thursday last they made the journey to Rosbercon knowing that victory would see them crowned as champions.

Throughout the first half Albion looked unusually nervous and it took them while to get going. Despite a number of half chances going begging Albion found it difficult to break down the Rosbercon rearguard.

The second half proved much different as Albion found another gear and it was thrilling, gripping and as intense. They were a team that started with menace and intent as they flew from the traps producing wave after wave of attack.

Striker Elliott Malone was the goal scoring hero as his crisp finish from a lightening break caused euphoria among his team mates as they realised they were so close to creating history.

Jamie Thomas was a constant threat; the young right-winger has impressed and produced another couple of skilful moments to light up this affair. Not least when he ghosted past two Rosbercon players in the box before his shot was blocked.

Two young defenders, Dion Murphy and Paddy O'Reilly, were simply outstanding, despite their tender age they were resolute and defended with experience.

In midfield Tony Duggan and Eddie Pitman gave excellent performances and they were full of energy, and gave hard working displays.

Albion then put the icing on the cake on Sunday as they overcame Wexford Bohs 3-2 in a keenly-contestly derby. The champions were behind twice against their local rival but goals from Keith Murphy and Kyle Mahon (two) earned them the victory.

Wexford People