Glebe Old Boys on target to take full points off Hazelbank and Balnamore

Glebe Old Boys played Hazlebank in a mid-week game and came away with a 4-0 win.

Thursday, 27th August 2015, 10:48 am
Glebe Old Boys Manager Ian Bellingham

Hazlebank took the game to Glebe from the off and had a couple of chances through McClarty. On 20 minutes Glebe took the lead when a move down the left was finished off by Shepherd. The game was evenly matched until five minutes from half time when a scramble saw the ball diverted into the net by a Hazlebank defender to put Glebe up 2-0. Glebe were reduced to 10 men for the second game in a row when Nicholl reacted to a foul and received a straight red. The Glebe reshuffled and brought on the once again retired McCurdy to steady the ship, scoring two late goals through Campbell and Shepherd to make it 4-0. Manager Ian Bellingham said afterward: “It was good to get back to winning ways again. I was very pleased with the performance and effort of the players especially after going down to 10 men. We must sort our discipline out or it will cost us dearly in the long run. I was very satisfied with the performance and result.”

On Saturday the Old Boys notched up another four goals, this time against Balnamore. Glebe started strongly and opened the scoring after 15 minutes through Shepherd when he finished off a defence spliting pass from Holmes. Glebe then scored their second goal when a well worked move was finished off by McKee on 35 minutes. Glebe scored their third just before halftime when Holmes struck a superb 25 yard drive in off the post to leave the score 3-0 at halftime. Balnamore started the second half strongly and had a couple of half chances through McDowell and Robinson but Riley in the Glebe goal denied them. Glebe then scored their fourth and final goal when Ivan Elder drove a low shot past the Balnamore keeper with 15 minutes remaining to seal the points.