Balnamore hit four past Glebe Old Boys to put an end to their title hopes

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This fixture never fails to entertain and Saturday was no different!

Glebe needed something from the game to keep their title hopes alive, but Balnamore had other ideas.

The visitors started well, piling pressure on the home side as Balnamore saw very little of the ball in the first fifteen minutes.

After the break the game sprung into life.

Balnamore looked dangerous on attack, but Glebe scored first from a free kick, Ian Bellingham’s glancing header giving the advantage.

The lead only lasted three minutes when Paul Robinson nipped in to equalise when Glebe keeper McBride spilled the ball.

Balnamore piled more misery on the Glebe soon after when Lee Kelly curled his free kick past Mc Bride with a wonderful strike.

Last year’s Champions wern’t for giving up easy, but for the heroics of Balnamore keeper James Elder, Glebe could have been level. The Old Boys threw caution to the wind as the game wore on, but Balnamore capitalised when Ryan Mooney got on the end of an excellent piece of play side stepping his marker to fire Balnamore’s third through a sea of red jerseys. Alcorn brought Lee Kelly down in the box in injury time and McBride saved the resulting kick, but Mooneys quick thinking rescused the ball, his pass gave Paul Robinson the simplist of tap ins to make it four.

The scoreline put an end to Glebe’s title hopes. Balnamore played excellent football in a game they well deserved to win. M.O.M: James Elder (Balnamore).