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Albion Sports deserve credit despite dip in form
Albion Sports have hit the buffers recently but before the critics begin to go into overdrive they would do well to examine the facts.
Kulwinder Sandhu’s men enjoyed an excellent start to the season going nine games unbeaten in all competitions. They failed to gain a victory in just one of those fixtures but since then it has been disappointment.
Albion lost their first league game of the campaign, heavily at home to promotion rivals and near neighbours Thackley, and were then knocked out of the FA Cup and the FA Vase.
They recovered to earn a draw in their midweek home league game against Tadcaster Albion, another of their promotion rivals.
As Albion go into today’s trip to Retford United they find themselves on a run of four games without a win.
Sandhu refuses to lean on excuses, despite mitigating circumstances. He said: “We have a few out but you go into every game trying your best and looking for a positive result.
“We have only lost one league game so far and this is our first season in the Premier Division so it hasn’t been a bad start.
“I’m learning all the time because we have only been in the semi-pro ranks for three seasons and every time we play we are up against a well-established club so it’s going to be hard.”
The injury situation is such that a five-a-side dream team, complete with a substitute, are currently sidelined for Albion.
Keeper Aaron Brian (broken finger), playmaker Charlie Flaherty (neck injury) and striker Danny Facey (hip) are the spine of the team with Thomas Dugdale (broken jaw) Alex Cusack and Levi Maturine interchanging.
An impressive pool of talent that Albion do not have at their disposal at the moment.
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