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Undefeated Albion Blind wrap up Bučovice experience

2 June 2019

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Albion Blind finished their Bučovice Blind Football Cup adventure undefeated with a win and a draw on the final day of the tournament.

Following on from their three draws on day one, the additional four points on Sunday meant Paul Glover’s side finished fourth in what proved to be a valuable trip for team development.

A dramatic 1-0 win against ÖBSV Vienna got things underway for the Baggies with England international Darren Harris smashing the ball home in the dying seconds of the game.

Albion could have considered themselves unlucky to not be ahead sooner, hitting the post twice earlier on in the game.

The Throstles’ final game of the competition came against Brussels 5-a-side Anderlecht.

Sweltering conditions didn’t hamper either side’s battling efforts and with a handful of chances for both teams, including Azeem Amir’s strike hitting the post for the Baggies, it ended goalless.

Scoreless games were a common theme for Glover’s men this tournament, keeping an incredible five clean sheets in five games.

Impressive performances from goalkeeper Dylan Malpas earned him the Player of the Tournament Award, while 13-year-old Eesa Amjid, making his debut for the Club, was handed the Albion Player of the Tournament Award by the hosts.

To learn more about blind football or to register an interest in being a part of Albion Blind, please email paul.glover@albionfoundation.co.uk.


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