Albion Rovers vs Caledonian Braves
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Albion Rovers vs Caledonian Braves

L 2 - 1

It proved to be late heartbreak for the Caledonian Braves at Cliftonhill, as Albion ran out as 2-1 winners following a late late goal for our hosts.

Prior to the game, Braves manager Ricky Waddell laid a wreath in Albions Garden of Remembrance, to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in combat, including eight Albion Players in WW1

On the park, midweek goalscorer Greig Stewart entered the team and made an impact as the Braves started on the front foot.

Jack McDowall would come close in the opening 10 minutes, but our first goal would come, after 29 minutes, when Ross McNeil slotted home with a clinical strike, following a rebound, for his 9th of the season:

That would be the only goal of the first half, as the Braves went in with a richly earned lead.

However, Albion would equalise from a Niyah Joseph penalty in the 56" minute, after Guthrie was harshly adjudged to handle the ball from, close range.

The Braves pushed for a winner in the last half hour and created the bulk of chances, with Cammy Breadner going close on two occasions.

Bernie White also made a few solid saves in the Braves goal, however a sucker punch would arrive in stoppage time when Albion bagged the winner, from a powerful Barry Duncan drive from the edge of the box.

Jamie Watson had a chance to level when the Braves threw everything forward, however it was too little too late for the lads, who may feel hard done by to leave empty handed after a strong performance.