Wakehurst denied much-needed win by last-gasp own goal

Wakehurst skipper Lee McClelland tussles for possession during Saturday's 2-2 draw against Glebe Rangers at Mill Meadow. Picture: Stephen Armstrong.

Wakehurst skipper Lee McClelland tussles for possession during Saturday's 2-2 draw against Glebe Rangers at Mill Meadow. Picture: Stephen Armstrong.

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Wakehurst ended a run of three consecutive NIFL Championship Two defeats on Saturdays with a 2-2 draw against Glebe Rangers at Mill Meadow.

But Paul Muir’s men were still left disappointed after coming agonisingly close to securing their second win of the campaign before a late Wakehurst own goal gave Glebe a share of the spoils.

It was a vital game for Wakehurst as they attempted to close the gap on some of the sides above them in mid-table and the Ballymena side had the better of the first half.

Lee McCaughern opened the scoring after some great work by Andy Laughlin, curling a right footed shot over the away keeper.

Glebe equalised in the first minute of second half with ball over top, was laid into path of their player who beat Marc Maybin at his near post.

Wakehurst pressure paid off when they were awarded a penalty and the guilty defender was also shown a red card for dissent.

Lee McClelland duly despatched the resulting spot kick to put Wakehurst 2-1 up with just minutes on the clock.

However, Glebe broke down the left and excellent ball across goalmouth bounced up and hit a Wakehurst player and ended up in the back of the net.

“Again, it was another disappointing result in a critical season for the club - however we will keep plugging away and hopefully our luck will turn,” said Muir.

Wakehurst have another ‘home’ game this week when they entertain Dollingstown.