Monday 24 October 2016

Metro magic awaits for northside rivals

There's a northside rumble in the heart of Ballymun tomorrow morning as Malahide United and Glebe North scrap it out for the most prestigious piece of silverware in the LSL trophy cabinet, the Herald Metropolitan Cup.

It has been hard road to this showdown for both of these Senior Division clubs. Malahide played every round of the competition away from their Gannnon Park abode, including a trip to LSL champions Crumlin United in the quarter final.

Glebe had the benefits of home in all the rounds. That luxury was hampered by the fact that four of their five games were against top class Senior Division opposition.

Liam Kelly's Glebe had the better of the league meetings between the two as the Balbriggan boys picked up six points, including a three nil win only last week.

PathS to the Final

MALAHIDE UNITED: United started with a win over UCD before they dispatched Newtown Rangers. A return trip to Belfield yielded victory over Pegasus/St. James while Crumlin were edged out in a five goal thriller in the last eight. In the semi final Malahide sidestepped underdogs Shamrock Bhoys by a goal to nil.

GLEBE: A single goal win against Parkvilla eased Glebe into their run. Drums were next to go before Glebe defeated Killester United in round three. Bluebell United were shoved out the exit door after penalties in the last eight while Greystones were overcome in the semi finals.

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