Dromin still searching for first point as clincal Quay win

The Army Barracks ground on the Coes Road was the venue for this U17 fixture as Quay Celtic earned their third win of the season on Saturday afternoon against a Dromin United side who are still seeking their first points of the campaign.

The Army Barracks ground on the Coes Road was the venue for this U17 fixture as Quay Celtic earned their third win of the season on Saturday afternoon against a Dromin United side who are still seeking their first points of the campaign.

The visitors certainly created enough chances to get something from the game but a combination of poor finishing and good goalkeeping ensured the victory to the home team.

Quay Olympic impressed in the early stages and created several chances through Dereck Ani, Josh Curtis and Luke McArdle and they went ahead in the 12th minute when Anto Lines curled home a beauty from inside the penalty area.

James Torris went close for Dromin when he fired wide after a long throw from Lochlan Cummins in the 16th minute but it was soon 2-0 for the Quay when a free-kick by Josh Curtis came back off the post and Kelvin Kelly forced home the rebound.

Quay Olympic dominated the remainder of the half and should have extended their lead with Anto Lines, Josh Curtis and Kelvin Kelly all going close but Dromin goalkeeper Peter Carron was in the right place on each occasion.

Dromin were much better after the half-time team talk and David Mullen tested home ‘keeper Vinny Smyth in the 3rd minute and a Conor Bell free kick four minutes later was just inches wide of the post.

Ciaran Lynch made a surging run from midfield to get on to Jack O’Connor’s through ball but Lynch was denied by a brilliant save from Smyth and a quick Quay Olympic counter attack ended with a third goal for the home side when Ronan Cunningham finished from close range.

The goal of the game was then scored by Conor Bell when the Dromin players’ effort from 25-yards out found the top corner of the Quay net to make it 3-1.

Quay Olympic: Vinny Smyth, Stephen Coleman, Josh Curtis, Graham Kearns, Adam Mully, Ronan Cunningham, Luke McArdle, Ryan Washington, Dereck Ani, Kelvin Kelly, Anto Lines, Dylan O’Callaghan, Tiernan Cronin, Dean O’Donnell, Dylan Curran, Adam Brannigan.

Dromin United: Peter Carron, Ben Holcroft, James Torris, Lochlan Cummins, Liam Callan, Thomas Hoey, Johnny Bell, Ben Hynes, Conor Bell, David Mullen, Shane Hamill, Ciaran Lynch, Cormac McLoughlin.