Just over a month ago these two teams met in a league game with Ballykinler coming from two down to win 4 – 2 and in the return match this was almost repeated again however Davy Teggarty’s young charges were in no mood for a repeat and they held on doggedly for a deserved share of the spoils.
The Albion took the lead early in this game when Ciaran Bonner scrambled the ball home from a corner and they held this lead until half time. The home team came out in determined mood in the second half and levelled the score after 55 minutes following a defensive mix up.
The game looked to going the way of the physically stronger Ballykinler side as the young Albion team began to tire however on 70 minutes Ross Bingham popped up to convert a left wing cross to give the visitors the lead for the second time.
Their joy was short lived as they had barely settled down after their celebrations Ballykinler drew level again a few minutes later.
Ballykinler pressed for the winner and in doing so they found keeper Johnny McGreevy in excellent form with a little help from a post and the cross bar.
This was a well earned point for the Albion team which again featured a large number of teenagers with defenders John McMenamin and Scott McNeill outstanding.
A word of praise this week and indeed for the second week running for the referee and this time the man in the middle deserving the praise was Marty Rawlinson from Newcastle.