Tobermore United 1-2 Glebe Rangers
Tobermore United hosted their first home league game of the season after being involved in various cups the last two weekends.
Tobermore started the game really well and within the first minute Donaldson’s headed corner went over the bar. A minute later a cross from Duffin was half cleared and Keane shot went just wide.
The pressure from Tobermore continued and Duffin was getting a lot of joy down the right side.
In the 12th minute it looked like Tobermore had opened the scoring after a scramble in the Glebe box but again Glebe managed to clear.
A minute later a great strike from Duffin came back of the post. Glebe settled after a whirlwind 15 minutes and got a corner which was well blocked by the Tobermore defence going out for another corner.
The visitors took the lead com the corner on 17 minutes when Wells came to claim but just got a finger to it.
Tobermore kept pressing and creating chances and on 37 minutes they were left wondering how they didn’t equalise after having three shots all blocked and half cleared.
The second half started much the same. A great ball over the top of the defence had Parkhill through but the Glebe keeper came out to claim well.
With 30 minutes still to play Tobermore went down to 10 men after Andy Neill received a second yellow. It looked like a harsh decision with Neill appearing to stand his ground.
Never the less Tobermore have been used to paying with 10 men this season and got the equaliser in the 68th minute after a mistake between the a Glebe Keeper and defender lead to an own goal.
The sides weren’t level for long as four minutes later the visitors again took the lead and again it was a corner.
Tobermore keeper Wells appeared to have been pushed in the back as he came to claim but the referee allowed the goal and the protests were wasted.
A minute later Tobermore were on the attack again as Winton sprinted through only to be brought down right on the edge of the box.
There were several more chances for Tobermore but again a combination of poor finishing and good defending gave Glebe the three points.
On reflection Tobermore will be scratching their heads on how they didn’t win this game having dominated for most of the match.
Team: Wells, McKenna, Magee, Donaldson, Neill, Glasgow, Keane, Kearns, Parkhill, Duffin, Winton