GLEBE RANGERS 3 CHIMNEY CORNER 2
Peter Cairns began his second spell in charge of Glebe Rangers with this league encounter at the Joey Dunlop Centre on Saturday and the new boss was delighted to see his boys emerge with the three points after the visitors had come back from a two goal deficit only to see a late Gareth Henry strike seal a much-needed victory.
With Adam McVicker returning to first team action after a lengthy absence Glebe took the lead in the 8th minute.
After the Corner defence failed to deal with McVicker’s corner, Alan Shepherd’s shot crashed back off the cross-bar and the ball fell nicely for Gareth Henry to force home.
Boosted by the early goal Glebe seized the initiative and some fine interplay between Henry and Jackie Morrison saw Rogan forced into a finger-tip save from the lively Henry.
And indeed it was Henry who was involved in Glebe’s second goal when he challenged Rogan for Mark’s cross. The ball broke between the two and in the ensuing race Rogan impeded the Glebe striker. The resultant penalty was coolly despatched by David McVicker to double the host’s advantage after 25 minutes.
Peter Kennoway then went close when he volleyed just wide from Adam McVicker’s corner as the home side continued to enjoy the upper hand with Ryan Marks imperious in midfield and Johnny Hume a steadying influence at left back.
At this stage Corner had demonstrated little threat, however that was to change just before half-time when Jamie Willingham reached a long ball just before young Lewis McIlveen to head into the empty net.
Brendan Dorrian blasted home a spot-kick to level the scores.
Both teams made substitutions as they went for the winner and it was Henry who made the decisive break-through with 13 minutes remaining. Seizing on to Nicholl’s flick-on, Henry cut inside and his shot took a deflection as it flew past the helpless Rogan.
Glebe Rangers: McIlveen, Morrison (J), Hume, Sheppard, Dobbin McVicker (D), Marks, Kennoway, Nicholl, McVicker (A) Henry, Subs: Morrison (W), Gurney, Christie.