Kilgallen goal kills off the Quay

Quay Celtic suffered their second defeat in a row in the U14 Premier Division, this time to Glenmuir United in Glenmuir Park on Sunday.

Quay Celtic suffered their second defeat in a row in the U14 Premier Division, this time to Glenmuir United in Glenmuir Park on Sunday.

Quay Celtic had their equal share of possession in the game but could only find the net on one occasion.

Glenmuir took the lead in the 6th minute when Peter McStravick won the ball on the outskirts of the Quay penalty area and quickly unleashed a shot. Ronan Gaughran did well to produce a good block but the rebound fell nicely into the path of Stephen Rylands who had a simple tap in.

Quay Celtic should have equalised in the 19th minute but Mark Byrne produced a good save to deny Alan Carr’s close range effort after good work down the left wing by Oran Kierans.

The same Quay Celtic player ran nearly the length of the pitch ten minutes later to supply a low cross that was punched away by Byrne but Terence Kelly quickly fired in the loose ball to level the scores.

Quay did not receive any time to reflect on their goal as Glenmuir scored in the next phase of play when Peter McStravick’s terrific effort from inside the box found the top corner to make it 2-1 for the home side.

Quay Celtic started the second half on top and pressurised the home defence in search of a goal to bring them back into the game but couldn’t find a way past the tight Glenmuir defence. Terence Kelly did manage to get a shot from a difficult angle and nearly caught Mark Byrne flat footed but the Glenmuir keeper just managed to lean backwards and scooped the ball over the crossbar.

The points were sealed for Glenmuir 26 minutes into the second half with a great strike from 25-yards by Mark Kilgallen when he found the top corner.

Glenmuir United: Mark Byrne, Jay Hagen, Rory Phelan, Jan Peterskery, Thomas O’Connell, Philip Tynan, Jamie Browne, Mark Kilgallen, Peter McStravick, Stephen Rylands, Jason Cullen, Aaron Fee, Gerard Brown.

Quay Celtic: Ronan Gaughran, Jack O’Connor, Kian McEvoy, Ronan Bailey, Rory Staunton, Melvin Onu, James Prendergast, Conor Mackin, Alan Carr, Ben Kapinga, Oran Kierans, Conor Maguire, Terence Kelly, Tiernan Moran, Luke Savage.