It took Glenmuir United over 20 minutes to turn on the style in the first half as they eventually overcame the challenge of basement side Glenmuir Celtic in this local derby game played in a bitterly cold Glenmuir Park on Good Friday night.
The takings of all three points keeps United in third place in the U15 Premier Division and with an outside chance of league honours.
Glenmuir Celtic did not look like basement material in the early stages as they battled for everything and made things as difficult as possible for their club neighbours.
United had to wait until the 21st minute to break the deadlock. Ryan Smith floated in a corner kick and the ball broke into the path of the unmarked Liam Lynch who fired across ‘keeper Barry Quaile, making it 1-0 and four minutes later it was 2-0 when Shane Breen set up Christopher Sweeney who crashed a powerful shot into the top corner.
Ben Miller and Aaron McGuigan threatened for Glenmuir Celtic but two more goals from Christopher Sweeney and Chinedu Osadebe ended the game as a contest.
Glenmuir Celtic were awarded a penalty in the closing stages when Stephen Maguire was hauled down in the box but United ‘keeper Oisin Finn guessed the right way and produced a good save to deny Maguire from the penalty spot.
Glenmuir United: Oisin Finn, Killian Kempes, Ryan Smith, Shane Breen, Conor Conroy, Usna Kelleher, Christopher Sweeney, Liam Lynch, Cillian Cunningham, Brendan Shiels, Ciaran Carter, Michael Mullen, Caoibhin Leonard, Chinedu Osadebe, Paul McCrave.
Glenmuir Celtic: Barry Quaile, Jordan McCrave, James Campbell, Bill Wells, Jordan Keating, Colin Campbell, Stephen Maguire, Andrew Hayes, Aaron McGuigan, Ray Pearson, Ben Miller, Stephen Moyles, Ethan O’Hanlon.