Glebe Rangers’ recent poor run continued as they lost to visitors Annagh United at home on Saturday despite producing a more determined and battling performance than was the case in their last couple of displays.
Bryan Tosh and Ian Christie returned to the starting line-up with Chad Dobbin taking up a role in central defence as Glebe sought to climb the table but ultimately their efforts were in vain as Glebe went down by the odd goal in three. With the wind making life difficult for both teams it was Chris Nicholl who had an opportunity in the second minute but the big striker failed to get a shot away when found by Christie.
United settled and looked threatening down their left flank and it was this source which indirectly lead to their opening goal. Ridle, McCordick and Gardner combined to earn a corner and from Matthew Brown’s set-piece McCordick nodded home at the near post.
With their tails up Annagh broke again and it took a great block by Morrison to deny Shea Campbell who went close again when his effort hit the side netting after he was played in by the dangerous McCordick just on half-time. Glebe’s best chance before the break fell to Nicholl but, he again failed to get an effort on goal and the sides went in with the one goal separating them. Glebe were a different side in the second period beginning with a sweeping move which ended with McDowell teeing up McVicker whose effort sailed over.