Glebe closing in on survival

UP FOR IT. Glebe's Willie Beckett in action during his side's 1-0 win over Banbridge.INBM16-16 030SC.
UP FOR IT. Glebe's Willie Beckett in action during his side's 1-0 win over Banbridge.INBM16-16 030SC.

Back-to-back 1-0 wuns have left Glebe Rangers on the brink of safety as the Championship Two season edges towards a close.

Chris Nicholl was the goal-scoring hero on Saturday as he tapped in after only two minutes to give his side the win over Banbridge Town.

Jason Wilmont’s side now travel to Seaview on Friday night to face Newington knowing a win would almost certainly mean another season in Championship Two.

“I’m over the moon with the last two results, but we know we still have a job to do,” the Glebe boss told Times Sport.

“We have to go to Seaview on Friday night and make sure we get something from the game.

“Our destiny is in our own hands now which is great for us, but we can’t afford to take the foot off the pedal now.

“Ideally I want to be going into the last game of the season knowing we are safe.”

Glebe will be missing two key players in Danny Brown and Jackie Morrison for Friday night’s crucial game.

“Unfortunately both lads are away this week,” explained Wilmont.

“The game was originally meant to be played on the Saturday, but because the Crues are now at home to Coleraine on the Saturday it takes preference.

“It’s a blow but we will just have to get on with it. It will give someone else an opportunity.

“We will have to stand up to Newington as they are a physical side.

“The lads have been brilliant all year, but they maybe just weren’t getting the rub of the green earlier in the season.

“They fully deserved to win the game against Banbridge, in fact we probably should have won by more.

“I’d also like to thank the supporters for coming out in numbers in recent weeks.

“It has given us a big lift and I can tell you we all really appreciate it.”

Wilmont also had praise for the Reserve side, who maybe it through to the Chronicle Cup final on Saturday after an epic win over Heights Reserves.

“They did brilliantly and fully deserve to be in the final,” he said.

“They were missing a few players as I had to bring a few into the first team, but they got the result.

“They now have a big day out at Coleraine Showgrounds to look forward to.”

The Supporters’ Club bus to this Friday night’s game at Seaview will leave the Manor Hotel at 5.30pm. All supporters welcome.