Glenmuir 
battle back to go top of First 
Division

Glenmuir 
battle back to go top of First 
Division
Glenmuir Celtic recorded their ninth win of the season to go joint top of the U16 First Division after their mid-week win in Clancy Park.

Glenmuir Celtic recorded their ninth win of the season to go joint top of the U16 First Division after their mid-week win in Clancy Park.

It wasn’t as easy as the comfortable scoreline suggests as Quay Olympic led 2-0 up until the 34th minute of the game but a much better second half performance from the Hoey’s Lane outfit paved the way for the win.

Jason Teather gave Quay Olympic a surprise lead after only two minutes when he sidestepped his marker and calmly stroked the ball past Glenmuir ‘keeper David Hayes and they went on to double their advantage on 28 minutes after a good start when Adam Larrigan fired home from close range.

Glenmuir’s constant pressure finally yielded a goal just before half time when Aaron Byrne was upended in the penalty area and Gerry McArdle slammed home the resulting penalty kick to make it 2-1 at the half time whistle.

It was a different story after the break as an inspired Glenmuir showed much more composure in front of goals and Kaylem Conway netted twice in the first 11 minutes to put the visitors 2-3 ahead.

The Glenmuir team continued to pile forward and a terrific move started in defence led to goal number four when Andrew Hayes drilled a shot high into the roof of the net and he added another in the 62nd minute to round off the scoring.

QUAY OLYMPIC: Adam Molloy, Honman Wan, Caoimhin Jeffers, Sean Savage, Sean Bellew, Conor Finn, Adam Stevens, Sean Dugan, Jason Teather, Adam Larrigan, Joe McMahon, Cian Brodigan.

GLENMUIR CELTIC: David Hayes, James Campbell, Stephen Myles, Jordan Keating, Amara Ibeh, Gerry McArdle, Ben Millar, Stephen Maguire, Aaron Byrne, Colin Campbell, Kaylem Conway, Andrew Hayes, Ray Pearson, Caoilan O’Sullivan, Roland Rathens.