This was a frustrating evening for Glenmuir United as Bay United held on to take all three points after this narrow win in Bellew Park on Thursday evening.
Bay had a great start to the game and after good work by Michael Begley, Joseph Osobe gave a great first time pass to Sean Hill to finish past the Glenmuir ‘keeper Aaron Dunlop on just nine minutes.
It took Glenmuir 13 minutes to carve out a proper opening. Liam McStravick skipped past several defenders and sent a pass across the face of the Bay goals but Luke Murray just failed to connect and the chance was gone.
Bay were well organised at the back but had to soak up a lot of pressure as Glenmuir attacked in search of an equaliser. Conor McGowan’s neat pass on 19 minutes set up Liam McStravick but Bay United ‘keeper David Odumosu produced a good save to deny McStravick.
Glenmuir had lots of possession but were too eager going forward and were caught offside many times by the alert Bay United defence leading to a frustrating first 30 minutes for the Hoey’s Lane team.
It was more of the same in the second half. Liam McStravick and Jamie Browne went close for Glenmuir as the Bay defence had to work extra hard to contain the Glenmuir threat but Bay held on to claim a narrow victory.
BAY UNITED: David Odumosu, Jack McRory, Ben Goss, Dami Lolaabagun, Idris Agunbiage, Joseph Osobe, Ahmed Olaitan, Alan Jones, Sean Hill, William Opoku, Conor Brennan, Shane Tobin.
GLENMUIR UNITED: Aaron Dunlop, Jay O’Hagan, Kyle Rafferty, Caolan McCabe, Gerard Browne, Jamie Browne, Conor McGowan, Luke Murray, Liam McStravick, Kian Mooney Newell, Reece O’Hanlon.