Glentoran Reserves 4-0 Warrenpoint Town

Nothing quite to stir the blood last night, more like a stroll in the park would probably be a more fairer analysis of this match. I thought that Warrenpoint never seriously pressurised us, we seemed quite happy to stroke the ball about without ever having to break sweat, we never managed to quite get out of first gear simply because we never needed to.

A much shortened post compared to others that I have contributed to on-line here but unfortunately Thursday nights does not suit me when it comes to typing out attention to detail reports.

We had quite a few first team players in the squad last night but it happened to be one of our more regular young reservists whom opened up the scoring for the wee Glens, Dylan Elliot. Young Joe Mulholland set him on his merry way after he dispatched a killer of a ball that simultaneously singled out Dylan – the young ace powered his way into the box, in the process unleashed a fierce drive that ended up in the right hand corner of the ‘Point net.

We took a two-lead after the ‘Point keeper failed to deal appropriately with an in-swinging corner as he seemingly fisted the ball into his own net although he was surrounded at the time by a cordon of Glentoran jerseys.

One of our more constructive moves that we built in this first half came courtesy of a fine ball played out to the left by Nial Henderson that picked out young Dylan Elliot – Dylan, streamed into box before distributing a fine little ball aimed at the near right hand post – this, in turn, was met by Jim O’Hanlon whom attempted a clever little ‘flick’ toward the target but the ball rose, just narrowly evaded the crossbar.

The second half produced two more goals, one for Joe Mulholland whilst deep inside the oppositions zone whereas reasonably close range he side-footed the ball past the hapless ‘Point keeper into the net. Dylan Elliot secured his brace after he once again galloped into the box, thus tucking the ball away into ‘Point net for another fine finish.

I thought that our young striker Dee Fearon showed some nice enterprising productive touches throughout the game last night: Young Joe Mulholland also give a fine performance, Dylan took his brace well whilst heavily involved in other instances of action, although in all honesty these where few & far between. Adam Calvert was outstanding at the back, whilst I thought that the more better performances of those that normally play their football at the higher level came from Stephen McCullough & ‘Jinky’ Jim O’Hanlon. A special mention must be reserved for the young chaps on the bench, Chris Gaw, Kal Wardlow, Jack Henderson, Joseph McGaw & Cole Magee.

Glentoran Seconds –

1/ Aaron Hogg 2/ George Gray 3/ Stephen McCullough 4/ Karl Hamill 5/ Adam Calvert 6/ Nial Henderson 7/ Jim O’Hanlon 8/ Kristian Gibson 9/ Dee Fearon 10/ Joe Mulholland
11/ Dylan Elliot

Subs – Chris Gaw, Kal Wardlow, Joseph McGaw, Jack Henderson & Cole Magee