As Topple Students In Thriller!

Loughborough Students 39pts  Old Albanian 46pts   It’s not the first time this season Albanians have been involved in a points fest of fifty points or more. In fact in some half dozen matches the total has passed fifty and the trend continued on Saturday with OAs outlasting the Students in a match containing no … Continue reading

Close, but not enough…

Old Albanian 29pts  Darlington Mowden Park 35pts   Danny Brown, Darlington’s coach believed both defences were at fault to a greater or a lesser degree in what turned out to be a fairly stolid match.   “Neither side displayed the urgency we would expect in that area,” he said. “By contrast both attacks had a … Continue reading

Almost but not quite…

Albanians will perhaps have bitter-sweet memories of this encounter but will certainly be happy to take the losing bonus point which keeps them in ninth position in National One. Mistakes were few this time out and thus second placed Plymouth were pushed to the limit and came close to defeat in a bruising affair.   … Continue reading

Not Exactly a Walk in the Park…

Rosslyn Park 35pts  Old Albanian 17pts   It looked for a while like Rosslyn Park were going to avenge their defeat at Woollams in September in some style, writes Brian Quinn. But a veritable avalanche of mistakes from both sides and a doughty example of defence for almost the entire match by the visitors ensured … Continue reading

Cambridge Overcome.

Ben Palmers boot proved the difference between these two sides on this murky day. The fly half enjoyed a 100% return with two conversions and four penalties and Cambridge will have been disappointed to go away with just two league points having scored four tries in the gathering gloom. However after a shaky start Albanians … Continue reading

A Narrow Squeak

Old Albanian 15pts  Hull Ionians 13pts.   Probably the most exciting moment of this dour match took place immediately after the last kick of the encounter when both assistant referees looked long and hard at each other whilst they made the decision whether or not Lee Millar’s conversion attempt had tied the scores. It turned … Continue reading

May (and his team) unlucky at Coventry.

Coventry 43pts  Old Albanian 42pts   This titanic clash almost needed a calculator to sort out the score but Coventry desperately overhauled Albanians with a hugely debated Will Maisey penalty awarded after six minutes of injury time. But this one point defeat was totally overshadowed by the horrific leg injury suffered by centre Chris May … Continue reading

Fylde filed…

Old Albanian 32pts  Fylde 17pts   Albanians were able to field probably their strongest side this year against the Lancastrians and this allowed them to remain in ninth position in the league after a competent performance against sturdy opponents.   It took nearly half an hour before OAs were able to stamp any sort of … Continue reading