Bay United maintained their challenge for honours in the U12 Premier Division with this well earned 2-0 victory over table toppers Quay Celtic at Bellew Park.
Two excellent strikes from William Opuko ensured the three points went to the home side. The Bay striker’s first goal was in the 1st minute of the game when he swapped passes twice with his striking partner Ope Stephens and guided the ball past Quay Celtic ‘keeper Joseph Mee for a superb opening goal.
Quay were shocked to concede so early in the game but they did eventually settle and Terence Kelly’s low cross in the 6th minute created havoc in the Bay defence but there was no Quay Celtic player in the right place to supply the finishing touch.
Joseph Odeobo did get behind the Bay United defence in the 9th minute but his shot crept wide of the post.
At the other end William Opuko shrugged off the challenge off two defenders and fired in a rasping shot but Joseph Mee was in the right place to produce a good save.
Bay were unlucky not to increase their lead on 23 minutes when Michael Begley’s shot bounced off the foot of the post and just a minute from half time the sides could have been level but Bay ‘keeper David Odomuso dived low to keep out Terence Kelly’s net-bound strike.
Quay Celtic pressed at every opportunity in the second half but Bay United were well organised in defence with Ben Goss, Jack McGrory and Conor Brennan outstanding at the back and they frustrated the Quay strikers on many occasions.
There were very few chances created in the second half but Bay did double their advantage in the 19th minute when William Opuko wrapped up the three points for Bay with a close range finish to score his second goal of the game.
Bay United: David Odomuso, Ben Goss, Jack McGrory, Michael Begley, Ope Stephens, Sean Flanagan, Ahmed Olaitan, Idris Agunbiade, Joseph Osobe, Alan Jones, William Opuko, Sean Hill, Connor Brennan, Shane Tobin.
Quay Celtic: Joseph Mee, Mark Lee, Josh Reilly, Ronan Sands, Mark Traynor, Cian McEvoy, Sean Jones, Lee Burns, Terence Kelly, Joseph Odeobo, Ronan Gaughran, Ciaran Peelo.