O’Kane bags a hat-trick to keep Woodview on track

O’Kane bags a hat-trick to keep Woodview on track
Woodview Celtic maintained their recent run of good form as they recorded a hard earned 3-1 over Enfield at Glenmuir Park with Mickey O’Kane grabbing a hat-trick.

Woodview Celtic maintained their recent run of good form as they recorded a hard earned 3-1 over Enfield at Glenmuir Park with Mickey O’Kane grabbing a hat-trick.

The visitors, who belied their Division Three status, opened the scoring on 15 minutes after the home defence failed to cut out a right wing cross and in a crowded penalty area the Enfield centre forward managed to fire his effort low and hard past Padraig Gorham.

Unsurprisingly, the Premier Division side battled back and O’Kane ensured the sides went in all square at the break when he sent a looping header across the goal from Billy Smith’s left wing delivery.

The second-half saw the home side open up on full throttle and in the opening minute Deco Moran was upended as he got on the end of Alan McKenna’s through pass and O’Kane stepped up to calmly dispatch the spot-kick to make it 2-1.

Having gone in front, Woodview began to dominate but stubborn defending by the visitors kept the game tight until the 75th minute when Woodview sealed their passage.

A foul on substitute Eimhinn Caldwell - on for the injured Billy Smith - resulted in Ray McCann’s free-kick picking out O’Kane and he glanced a deft header to the net to secure his hat-trick.

Woodview Celtic: Padraig Gorham, Martin Matthews, Paul Warnock, Alan McKenna, Chris Caulfield, Stephen Fisher (Colin Finan), Alan McCartney (Conor Macken), Ray McCann, Deco Moran, Micky O’Kane, Billy Smith (Eimhinn Caldwell).