Albion Rangers overcame Quay Olympic by the narrowest of margins with a 2-1 win in this Fastfix U16 First Division game in Clancy Park on Tuesday night.
Both defences were on top in the first half with the sides still level at 0-0 at the half-time whistle but the Monasterboice side scored twice in the first 15 minutes of the second half with goals from Keith Carraher and Brendan Haak to go 0-2 ahead.
The home side squandered several chances but eventually reduced the deficit in the 59th minute when Adam Larrigan’s shot was blocked by Albion defender Shane Morgan and the loose ball fell to Sean Savage who made no mistake from six-yards.
Quay Olympic: Adam Molloy, Caoimhin Jeffery, Marcus McElroy, Sean Bellew, Adam Stephens, Dion Doyle, Aaron Moore, Carl Brodigan, Adam Larrigan, Sean Durkan, Joseph McMahon, Sean Savage, Jason Teather, Shane Grey, Conor Finn.
Albion Rangers: Darren Morgan, Ibrahim Alsaka, Shane McCabe, Shane Morgan, Jamie Healy, Eoin Reid, Brendan Haak, Keith Carraher, Tommy Dillon, Shane McQuillan, Paddy Callan, Joe McGrane.