Adil Nabi grabs brace in 6-2 win
ADIL Nabi scored twice as Albion began their defence of the Birmingham Senior Cup with an emphatic 6-2 win over Rugby Town last night.
James Shan’s side raced into a three-goal lead after just 21 minutes at Butlin Road, thanks to goals from George Cleet, Alex Jones and Samir Nabi.
However the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central outfit staged a spirited comeback, scoring twice through Robbie Burns on the stroke of half-time, and then Sam Youngs eight minutes after the break.
But two goals in the space of four minutes from Adil Nabi and then Danny Barrow midway through the second half, put any hopes of a Rugby revival to bed.
Adil Nabi, who captained the side on the night, then added his second and Albion’s sixth in the 82nd minute as the holders eased into the third round.
Speaking after the game, Albion Under-21 coach Shan said: “I value this competition and it is one that we want to win.
“I have spoken before about adding longevity to our season and the Birmingham Senior Cup does that.
“The game was a different kind of test to what we are used to.
“You never know what you are going to get from a non-league team, but we came through the test with flying colours.”
Albion: Palmer, Atkinson, Garmston (Smart 60'), Birch, Cleet, Howkins, Wright (Wedderburn 70'), S.Nabi (Pace 75'), Jones, A.Nabi, Barrow.
Subs: Ross, Ezewele.