Trim Celtic traveled to Albion Rovers on Friday evening and came away with a draw. Trim started slowly and it was Albion who dominated the early exchanges. After 15 mins a good shot from outside the box flew into the top of the net. Barry O’Callaghan in the Trim goal did all he could and was unlucky not to push it over the crossbar. Trim found it hard to settle and although they had the majority of the possession the final ball gave the strikers to much to do. After the break the game changed completely with Trim dominating the play and finally putting good passing movements together. Stephen Farrel, Keith Jones and Paul Gilsenan all had good opportunities to equalize but were denied by the Albion Keeper. Albion did have a couple of chances to increase there lead but with Barry O’Callaghan in fine form in the Trim goal Celtic were kept in the game. With 15 mins remaining Derek Donohoe picked up the ball 35yards from goal and scored with an amazing silky run in which he went past 5 Albion players before dispatching it low into the bottom corner past the Albion keeper. Albion now retreated and it was all Trim Celtic. With 3 mins left it looked like Trim were going to go home with all 3 points when Donohoe, after another great run was taken down in the penalty box. Unfortunately for Trim the Albion keeper pulled of a fine save from the penalty kick and both sides finished the game with a point each.
Team: Barry O’Callaghan, Richie Fitzsimons, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Keith Jones, Michael Corrigan, Stephen Farrell, Paul Gilsenan, Derek Donohoe, Ross Campbell. Stephen Moriarty(Ross Campbell) Dominic Martin, Damien McGee