Bad luck Mounts up for Balbriggan men
GLEBE North are still searching for their first league win after becoming the latest team to fall victim to early pace-setters Mount Merrion at Market Green last Wednesday.
But it wasn't all doom and gloom for the Balbriggan side and it took a large stroke of luck for the visitors to get back on level terms before going on to snatch all three points. Glebe dominated the game for long spells in the first half without managing to make the breakthrough, but eventually hit the front all of 20 seconds after the restart. Straight from the kick-off Stephen Richardson made ground down the left flank before crossing for Rory O'Connor who lobbed the keeper superbly from the corner of the penalty area.
After that Mount Merrion pegged Glebe back, but some great defending kept them out until a quick-fire double from the visitors. Their equaliser on 70 minutes was a bit of a freak effort as a quickly taken free kick struck the knee of Austin McCann as he retreated and bounced right into the path of a Merrion player who had a simple tap-in. Worse was to come three minutes later as Glebe were still coming to terms with that blow when a back-post cross was volleyed to the net. Somehow the home side lifted their game and O'Connor should have added to his earlier goal, while full-backs Jason Rankin and Reece McEnteer were both denied by the Merrion keeper.
Glebe have another home game this Friday (7.45) when they welcome Cherry Orchard to Market Green, and three points for Liam Kelly's men would lift them into mid-table. GLEBE NORTH: Ciaran Bizzell, Jason Rankin, Ryan Thorpe, Reece McEnteer, Darren McCann, Austin McCann, Stephen Chambers, Pat Campbell, Podge, Rory O'Connor, Stephen Richardson (Angel).