Glebe reserves were back in league action on Saturday when they played Bushmills.
This was their first league game in seven weeks and it started in disappointing fashion as Bushmills took the lead within the first few minutes of the game.
However, not long after the restart Josh Elliot and Paul Lyttle combined down the right hand side for Glebe and set up Ryan Gurney to fire in from close range to level the scoring.
Paul Lyttle then turned provider again as he set up Josh Elliot who headed in for the Ballymoney men’s second goal of the game. Not long after Glebe’s defence was found wanting as they made yet another mistake as they let former Glebe man, Ivan Elder head in unmarked 2-2 to level things for Bushmills.
Glebe went into half time 3-2 up after another cross from David Mcvicker was turned goalwards by a Bushmills defender.
After the restart Glebe introduced Neill McVicker into action and not long after his he came on he broke the offside trap to leave the score 4-2
Bushmills then scored again after yet more careless defending from Glebe. Glebe were then awarded a free kick which Neill McVicker curled over the wall leaving the keeper with no chance. From the restart Glebe were caught out again as yet another individual error proved costly as Bushmills scored again to make it 5-4
With ten minutes remaining Paul Lyttle beat three men and slotted in to complete an impressive display on the wing.
Glebe Rangerswere not finished yet and McVicker brothers Adam and David combined to set up older brother Neill who completed his first hat trick since returning from serious injury leaving the Glebe men 7-4 to the good.
By this point Glebe had taken control and were looking to add to there scoreline as Ryan Gurney turned his man on the edge of the box and hit the crossbar.
David McVicker then completed the scoring to leave the final score 8-4 to Glebe.
Manager Ryan Gurney commented: “I thought we were excellent going forward and should have scored more. Defensively we showed that the lack of league action in the last seven weeks was a factor as we looked off the pace at the back but it’s something we will work on at training this week.”
This week Glebe Reserves are away to White Eagles.