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Glebe Rangers

Gareth Henry (--)
Peter Kennoway (--)
Gareth Henry (--)
Aaron Wilkinson (--)





GLEBE Rangers picked up their first three points of the season with this hard won victory over Wakehurst to move off the foot of the table.

Wakehurst were in the ascendancy from kick-off and Conor Gregg struck the woodwork with a free-kick after only four minutes.

This signalled a spell of fine attacking play from the visitors in which Conor Gregg and Jason Paul figured prominently.

Glebe 'keeper Brian Kane was then called into action to deny Paul on 14 minutes before the hosts took the lead against the run of play.

Tommy Elder demonstrated fine control and awareness to find the onrushing Gareth Henry who produced a lovely dinked finish over the advancing Marc Maybin.

Wakehurst responded and struck the woodwork with another free-kick from Gregg but failure to press home their advantage cost Wakehurst dear when Peter Kennoway rose highest to nod home a Marks free-kick after 27 minutes.

Lee McCaughern was next to be foiled by that man Kane before Glebe struck a decisive blow in the 38th minute.

Again it was the Elder/Henry combination repeating itself as Henry notched his second of the afternoon.

Three goals to the good, Glebe confirmed their new-found confidence in the second half with Ryan Marks catching the eye as he produced a couple of driving runs from midfield.

However Elder was unable to capitalise and it was left to Shepherd to preserve his team's clean sheet with a goal line clearance from Ryan Gregg.

The wide-man made amends after 70 minutes when his inviting free-kick was headed powerfully home by Aaron Wilkinson.

With the points safe Glebe began to create further chances and Maybin saved well from Henry and Elder.

Wakehurst's misery was completed when Paul Muir received his second yellow of the afternoon and his marching orders after a clash with Elder in the 87th minute.