Glenmuir United edged out this Fastfix U12 Premier Division top of the table clash after overcoming visitors Quay Celtic with a hard fought 3-1 victory at Glenmuir Park on Sunday morning.
The home side’s composure and clinical finishing gave them the vital edge in this fiery top two game and ensured they maintained their 100% start to the league season.
With four wins from four league games played, Glenmuir United sit on top of the table with Quay Celtic now sitting in second place.
After a frantic start from both sides, the hosts gained an the advantage early on with the impressive Ebuka Kwelele netting in the 9th minute.
Glenmuir were in front for only five minutes though as Adam Lennon equalised for Quay with a powerful headed goal.
The home side regained the lead in the 16th minute when Ebuka Kwelele scored the goal of the game, a piledriver from 20-yards out that flew into the top corner after Samuel Adekola threaded a pass into Kwelele’s path.
Back came Quay Celtic and Thomas Daly won possession on the outskirts of the penalty area, turned sharply and fired a super effort at the Glenmuir goal but home ‘keeper James O’Connell produced an equally superb save with his feet to deny Daly.
Dylan McKeown was unlucky for Quay just before the half-time whistle with a shot that just crept wide of the Glenmuir post.
The visitors pushed for an equaliser with all they had in the second half ands defender Michael Staunton, who was superb throughout, tried his luck with a free-kick from 35-yards that narrowly missed the post.
Thomas Daly did get in behind the hard working Glenmuir defence in the 11th minute but he fired over the Glenmuir crossbar.
Aaron Mackin set up Adam Lennon on 17 minutes and although Lennon’s shot beat the advancing Glenmuir keeper the ball went wide of the target.
The home side got their third and decisive goal from O’Connell’s resulting kick out as the ball found Ebuka Kwelele in space and he took his time and played a clinical pass to Kyle Connolly who fired home to make it 3-1.