Late goal rescues valuable point for Albany in first division draw with Ellerslie

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A late goal by substitute James Chamberlain-Barlow rescued a point for Albany United in their 2-2 draw with Ellerslie at Rosedale Park.

The point could prove useful at the end of the season as it keeps Albany within a three-point reach of Ellerslie as both sides try to clear the bottom end of the Lotto NRFL first division.

Ellerslie struck first with an 18th-minute goal by Johnleo Caselli.

The Ponies took that lead into half-time.

Albany levelled on the hour when Thomas Davis found the net.

But Ellerslie regained the lead a few minutes later when Alex Clark made it 2-1.

As time started to run out, Chamberlain-Barlow, a second-half sub, came to Albany’s rescue, grabbing the equaliser with only four minutes left.

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Game played on Sunday July 24, 2022

Albany United 2 (Thomas Davis 60′, James Chamberlain-Barlow 86′)
Ellerslie 2 (Johnleo Caselli 18′, Alex Clark 66′)


Saturday results

Games played Saturday July 23, 2022

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Manurewa 1 (Jeremias Perez 53′ pen)
West Coast Rangers 1 (Allan Pearce 14′)

East Coast Bays 2 (Callum Simmonds 28′, Daniel Morgan 30′)
Tauranga City 0

Mount Albert Ponsonby 1 (Tim Sudmann 86′)
Onehunga Mangere United 1 (Gilberto Souza 69′)

Waitemata 1 (Scott Sellar 74′)
Northern Rovers 2 (Rory Turner 61′, Jason Quinlan 81′)

Fencibles United 2 (Ryan Clarke 11′, Zachary Tobin 71′)
Metro 1 (Joe Minto 33′)


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