Albion edge five-goal thriller to make cup final

Highgate Albion third-team players and staff face the camera

Highgate Albion third-team players and staff face the camera - Credit: Archant

Middlesex Sunday Junior Trophy semi-final: Highgate Albion thirds 3 St Mary’s Harefield 2

Highgate Albion thirds made it through to the final of the Middlesex Sunday Junior Trophy final with a 3-2 win over St Mary’s Harefield.

Conditions weren’t the best with a heavy wind present, which made it a tricky tie for both clubs.

Albion went 1-0 up when cousins Luke Morgan and Paul Reid pressed, which was duly rewarded when Reid slotted home the opener.

Harefield bounced back with a superb free kick before our very own captain Daniel Glaude responded with a fine free kick to restore the lead.

With quarter of an hour to go, Harefield equalised from the penalty spot, which set up a dramatic finale.

The game was end-to-end now and Albion man of the match Joe O’Connor became the hero as he headed home with seven to go from Shane McNamara’s long throw.

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