Impressive Under 16s Make it 3 Wins in a Row
Hard Work Paying Off as Glebe Move Up to Fourth
Glebe Under 16s continued their impressive start to the season with a 5-2 home victory over a stubborn West Wickham side. Having had a week off following their win at Bridon Ropes, Glebe again started brightly and found themselves 2-0 up mid-way through the first half. Louis has been in fine form since joining the team over the summer and he opened the scoring when he latched on to a loose ball across the West Wickham defence and lashed the ball home from 20 yards. Within minutes, Glebe had doubled their lead as, under pressure from Kai, the defenders could only bundle the ball into the net for an Own Goal. It looked as if Glebe would take a 2-goal cushion into the half time break but a harsh handball decision on the edge of the Glebe Penalty area allowed West Wickham to grab a goal back from a powerful free-kick that, despite his best efforts, Ted was unable to keep out.
The goal emboldened the visitors and soon after the re-start they were level, this time from the penalty spot. But Glebe have shown much more resilience this season and gradually played their way back into the game. Putting the West Wickham defence under pressure brought dividends for Kai and, after winning the ball on the edge of the penalty area, he calmly stroked the ball past the goalkeeper to restore Glebe's lead. From then on it was just a question of how many Glebe would score. After Charlie was fouled on the left corner of the Penalty Area, Kai scored his second with a free kick that flew over the goalkeepers head. And as time ticked away, Toby arrived late in the box and calmly slotted past the goalkeeper and into the net for Glebe's 5th goal of the game and confirm a 3rd win in a row.