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Thursday 24 April 2014

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IN a repeat of last year's fantastic cup quarter final clash, Lusk put up a good display on what was a fine day for football at Pump Lane.

The visitors were without three key performers on the day in goalkeeper, Ben Farrelly, Adam McGettrick and midfielder Arsene Kraja. And while travelling with just the bare compliment of seven players, they still fielded a very strong team with Jake Nolan proving a very adept passer of the ball. Nonetheless they were forced to defend from an early stage in the game with centre half, Beni Hemedi getting in some terrific tackles early on for the visitors to keep Glebe at bay. And with Devin McCarthy having an excellent game for the home side, Lusk certainly had their work cut out in the first half. Glebe went desperately close to taking the lead when, following a blocked effort from McCarthy, David Tashi saw his follow-up effort tipped away by Boyd Bordman. Following that Cian Kavanagh made a great break down the right before unleashing a terrific shot, but Glebe keeper Aaron McGrath held his ground to claim the ball safely. Glebe, however, got back back on top after that with Noah Mackris snap shot falling just wide of the target. However, Glebe finally hit the front moments later when the same player neatly wrapped the ball around the keeper who had done well to keep an initial effort by McCarthy out. Shortly afterwards Glebe doubled their lead when off Mackris's cross, McCarthy swiveled onto his left foot before delivering a terrific effort past the keeper. However, Lusk were soon back in business when following an effort against the crossbar by Cian Kavanagh, Daniel Molloy was on hand to finish home the rebound at the near post. Lusk were then awarded a penalty after Bordman had been taken down, but unfortunately the Lusk player could only blaze over the crossbar with his spot kick. And straight away Glebe broke for their third goal when McCarthy was on convert from six yards out following a deep cross in by Tashi. Despite playing just one game prior to Saturday due to the inclement weather, Lusk finished the game well when Kavanagh converted at the far post following a fine cross from Bordman.

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