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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.

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