Second-half rally puts Glebe in seven heaven

Published 27/11/2012 | 10:30

The Glebe North Under14E team who put Meath opponents Dunboyne to the sword with an outstanding display in the second half.

GLEBE North turned what was a competitive tie into a goal feast when they hit a purple patch early in the second half in this Under-14E clash.


At the forefront of the blitz was four-goal hero Andrew O'Dwyer who took full advantage of the many chances that came his way and is proving to be the biggest threat in front of goal this season, with some dazzling displays on the wing. Despite the scoreline Dunboyne created enough chances of their own and came from 20 down early in the first half to take advantage of a mistake in the Glebe box just before half-time. But whatever George Blaine and Andre Cristea had to say at the interval worked as the Balbriggan boys immediately swarmed all over the Dunboyne penalty box, with Alex Cristea - who netted twice - getting in some fine crosses. In the middle of the field Thomas Weakliam put in another powerful performance and was well supported by Xhuli Bodurri. In defence Bill Soso was very effective and even opened the scoring in the first half with a powerful shot. However, it was Gareth McGlynn who took the man-of-the-match accolade for a fine defensive performance, particularly in the first half when he cut off one Dunboyne attack after another. Glebe's other players Ethan Byrne, Clovis Nsangu, Joe Olaiya, Femi Tibetan, Karl King McDonnell, Ronaldis Lazdins, Tadhg Grant and keeper Conall Blaine also played well.

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