Two minutes in, Queen’s James Lavery curled a shot for the far top corner only to be denied by a fine tip over by Glebe keeper Chris Fullerton. On 12 mins it was the visitors who opened the scoring. right back Sam Shaw played a long ball to the far post where Ian Christie reacted quickest and stabbed the ball past Declan Brown from close range. In a quick breakaway Aaron Wilkinson sent Christie clear on the left but the lively winger shot well wide. Queen’s had chances too especially when a misplaced back pass went straight to Lavery who shot weakly at Fullerton.
Early in the second half Glebe clinched the game with two quick goals. A cross from the right wing took a big deflection and Queen’s defender Robbie Budden, trying to clear, had the misfortune to head into his own goal. A minute later it was game over when Wilkinson got away on the right and his cross was perfect for Christie to head his second goal. Queen’s attacked for the remainder of the half especially after Peter Kennoway got a straight red card, but could not break down a well organized Glebe defence.
This was a strange game in which we had a lot of possession. Glebe played well and took their chances but we didn’t.
Next game is away to Crewe United in the Steel and Sons cup at Glenavy on Sat 29th August, ko 2:30pm
Queens: Brown, Budden, O’Hare, Keenan, McManus, Robinson, Hanna, Corrigan, Lavery, McDowell, Stuart.
Substitutes: K. Hagan, Matthew Hughes, Tony Tumelty, P. McDonald, Jack McCrea.