Glebe Rangers Manager Jason Wilmont went through a gamut of emotions on Saturday as his side took the share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Dollingstown at the Riada Stadium.
A below par performance saw the Glebe 1-0 down at the interval, however after a half time team talk they came out and bossed the second half, scoring from a McDowell penalty to secure a draw.
“It was a good game,” commented Jason. “We were abyssmal in the first half and went in 1-0 down. Big Gregg Shannon made two or three really good saves to keep us in it at the break.
“We hadn’t got training properly last week because the council closed the pitches again and that seemed to show in the first half. Some of the lads seemed fatigued and we were second best to everything. We had a good chat during the break and they came out like a different side, it was a total transformation, we were absolutely brilliant in the second half.
“We should have won the game, we actually missed an open net from four yards out but at least we created chances and got back into it.
“At half time if you had asked me I would have taken a point, yet at the end I was disappointed we hadn’t taken all three. Gregg didnt have a save to make in the second half at all, it was a very good solid performance.
“It was definitely a game of two halves. If only we had played the first half the same way they did the second then it would have been a different story. There were some really good performances which is pleasing to see.”
“Four points from the last couple of games is a very good return. I knew it was coming, team spirit is very good and they know if they battle and work hard for each other that they will get results.”
Following a red card when his side played Annagh, Wilmont has received a £100 fine and a three match ban, the first of which he served last week.
“I will miss the Limavady and Coagh games so I will be ok for a few weeks although the side will be in good hands with Jonny, Ian and Ricky there. I served my automatic suspension when we played Lurgan Celtic.
“I’ll be there this week when we travel to Queens. Up there won’t be easy. They beat us 4-0 but I think we are a better side now. We are playing with increased confidence and I’m positive of a result.”