ERITH TOWN 3 – 2 GLEBE
Reporting: Paul Carter
The Dockers come from a goal down to beat Glebe with a stunning second half performance.
The match kicked off following an impeccably observed one minute silence to remember Queen Elizabeth II.
Having started the stronger side, Erith fell behind to the softest of goals as a low cross was allowed to go right across the goal for James Dyer to roll the ball home.
James Trueman went close to levelling when his 25-yard effort appeared to hit the stanchion and come back into play despite the referee waving play on.
A double block also denied the Dockers an equaliser before the break and they were also denied a penalty when Steadman Callender was brought down by Glebe keeper Oliver Pain.
Adam Woodward’s team talk did the trick for the hosts as they came out more aggressive in the second half.
Jason Goodchild’s 20-yard effort hit the bar after good work from Alfie Eldridge, but minutes later it was 1-1 as Ladic Melconian’s stunning effort beat Pain at the near post in the 56th minute.
Seven minutes later the turnaround was complete as Tom Ash chased a lost cause in the corner to keep the ball in play.
His low cross appeared to have eluded everyone until Trueman arrived late at the far post to crash in his first goal for the club.
The Dockers were in command at this stage and the points looked secure when Harry Taylor fired the third across goal in the 76th minute.
Just as the game looked comfortable for Erith, Glebe pulled a goal back in the 87th minute when Jamie Philpot lobbed the onrushing Mackenzie Foley.
There was a late scare when the visitors headed over from a floated free-kick, but there was no denying the points were well deserved.
MOTM: Harry Taylor