Azeez Ogunfowora scored the winning goal just two minutes from full time to give Glenmuir United all three points to maintain the home team’s challenge for honours in the U15 Premier Division.
It was a tough call on Rock Celtic who battled throughout the game, ‘keeper Matthew Fee had produced several outstanding saves to deny Ogunfowora on three previous occasions but the home side came up trumps in the end to achieve an important win.
Chances were at a premium in the first half with defences and goalkeepers on top but the deadlock was finally broken five minutes into the second half when Rock Celtic took the lead with a goal from Dylan Sharkey.
The Blackrock winger raced down the left flank, cut inside and fired an unstoppable strike past Mark Byrne. Glenmuir’s response was positive forcing two corners and on both occasions Fee had to be alert to deal with two headers from Dean Connolly.
Sharkey nearly extended Rock’s lead in the 47th minute but this time he was denied by a superb save from Mark Byrne.
Glenmuir piled on the pressure in search of an equaliser and were rewarded in the 56th minute when Ogunfowora’s shot was blocked by Fee but Chad McEneaney was the quickest to react to hammer the rebound high into the Rock Celtic net.
Ogunfowora was then denied by Fee with three outstanding saves but finally won out in the 68th minute when Gavin Markey’s excellent cross landed nicely into his path and this time he made no mistake to fire home the winner.
GLENMUIR UNITED: Mark Byrne, Caolan Dines, Edgar Bitanis, Oisin McGuinness, Ciaran McShane, Peter McElroy, Mubarak Ademshauon, Dean Connolly, Chad McEneaney, Emmanuel Keenan, Gavin Markey, Michael Somers, Amara Ibeh, Conor Nicholson.
ROCK CELTIC: Matthew Fee, James Chsauhan, Ben Mooney, and Jack Hill, Phalen Joyce, Ross Reilly, Ciaran Fee, Kizito Ekwueme, Alex Hanratty, Dylan Sharkey, Chris Stapleton, Conall Murdoch, Shane Barron.