By Mike Wertman
Medina Journal-Register — ALBION — Coming from behind in the second half, Albion rallied to nip rival Medina/Lyndonville 2-1 Thursday to maintain sole possession of the Niagara-Orleans League lead.
Traling 1-0, Albion pulled even 12 minutes into the second half on a penalty kick goal by Sam Remley.
The Purple Eagles later netted the game winner with 10:29 remaining as Jon Poole scored on a rebound after the initial shot rattled off the cross bar.
“We came out with a lot more enthusiasm and intensity in the second half,” Albion coach Greg Martillotta said. “We put numbers on the ball in their end and kept the pressure on.”
Medina/Lyndonville had taken a 1-0 lead 11 minutes into th first half when Anthony Pane scored off an assist from Chris Horgan. However, the Mustangs could not find the net again hitting the cross bar midway through the second half for their next best opportunity.
Albion had a first half goal disallowed by an offsides call. The Purple Eagles also had another wide open opportunity at the goal mouth wiped out early in the second half by an offsides call just moments before picking up the tying oal on the penalty kick opportunity.
The victory boosts Albion’s N-O record to 8-0-1 and keeps the Purple Eagles just ahead of both Newfane (7-1-1) and Akron (6-1-2) as the Panthers and Tigers played to a 1-1 overtime tie Thursday.
Medina/Lyndonville drops to 3-5.
Byron-Bergen 1, Holley 0
HOLLEY — Byron-Bergen nipped Holley 1-0 in double overtime Wednesday to clinch at least a tie for the Genesee Region League title.
Byron-Bergen improves to 8-0 in the league while Holley slips to 5-2.
Wilson 2, Akron 0
Taking over sole possession of first place in a tight three-way N-O race, Wilson nipped Akron 2-0 in double overtime Thursday.
Mallorie Gagnon scored in the first overtime period and Holly Rudolph in the second to earn Wilson the win.
Grace Adams earned the shut out making 11 saves as the trio of Angela Goodman, Jamie Curry and Hannah Johnson anchored the Wilson defense.
Wilson improves to 9-1-1 and Akron slips to 9-2. Newfane is in third place at 8-2.
Lyndonville 0, Northstar 0
LYNDONVILLE — Lyndonville battled to a 0-0 overtime tie with Northstar Thursday in a non league game.