Caledonian Braves vs Albion Rovers
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Caledonian Braves vs Albion Rovers

D 1 - 1

A game of two penalties at Alliance Park, after the Caledonian Braves and Albion Rovers battled to a 1-1 draw.

Coming into the game, the Braves made two changes. One was enforced, as Adam Brown came in to start for Bernie White who was unavailable for selcetion in the Braves goal. The other, a 'second debut' for Scott Cusick, returning to the team having re-signed for club in the week.

The Braves had the best of the first half, creating a number of chcances throughout the opening 45.

Albion were always in the game however and came close to scoring just before the whistle.

As the second half roared on, the game continued to be even between the teams, with Cammy Breadner coming close for the Braves on a number of occasions.

The opening goal would however come for Albion, after Daniel Martins was called up for a foul, after a well contested tussle with an attacker. Niyah Joseph stepped up, and was once again the bane of the Braves, by smashing home the penalty, his second goal against us this season.

Just five minutes later as the clock hit 83, second half subsitute Josh Gemmell would show his quality up in the other box. The striker took the ball and somehow kept going, beating three or four defenders before being tripped. Once again, the referee blew his whistle and this time the Braves had a spot-kick to follow.

With Ross McNeil still injured, Matty Collins took over penalty duties and smashed home his effort from 12 yards. The keeper went the right way, but had no chance as Matty dispatched for his 7th goal of the season.

Moments later, the Braves were calling for another penalty. Aiden Clocherty - playing on the right wing - latched onto a long ball by Martins, got around his defender who pulled him down the ground. However on this occasion, the referee wasn't interested.

This would prove to be the final action of the game. For the second time this season, the Braves and Albion contested well over 90 minutes and perhaps would come away feeling as if they could've claimed all three points.