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GLEBE North’s unbeaten start to the season ended at Verona in what was a classic game of two halves.
Anybody who watched the opening half of football would have struggled to predict one goal being scored in the second period, never mind five, but that’s what happened as Verona stormed into a 3-1 lead before Gary Mccormack’s side scored a late consolation.
The first half failed to spark into life, with neither side able to create any chances of note as both defences dealt with everything that was thrown at them.
Glebe went into the game missing their captain Noel Barrett and his influence seemed to be missed early on as the Balbriggan outfit struggled to get a hold of the game.
With neither side threatening each other’s goalmouth in the opening 45 minutes, it came as little surprise when the teams went in at the break still scoreless.
It took just two minutes into the second period for the game to explode into life, however, as Verona finally found a way past the Glebe rearguard to break the deadlock.
That goal sparked Glebe into action and they enjoyed their best period of the game in the 10 minutes after the concession of that opening goal.
Centre-half Ciaran O’connor rose highest to head home a deserved equaliser as Glebe found their way back into the game.
To Verona’s credit they hit back almost immediately and regained the lead with a fine shot from the edge of the box to go 2-1 up.
With 10 minutes remaining the hosts scored a third and despite Lar Ivors grabbing a goal with five minutes left it was too little too late and the hosts were able to see out the game and collect all three points.
GLEBE NORTH: Alan O’connor, Aaron Henderson, Aiden Bissett, Ciaran O’connor, Lee Sheridan, Keith Murray, Chris Polis, Daniel Doherty, Lee Fahy, Lar Ivors, Sean O’rourke. Sub: Dylan Mulligan for Lee Fahy.
Glebe North’s Noel Barrett (left) was badly missed for last week’s match against Verona.