Quay Celtic opened up a three point gap at the top of the U15 League on Wednesday night after Adam Hooper’s second-half winner maintained their 100% record.
Quay opened the scoring in the 8th minute when Adam Hooper’s pass was slotted home by Conor McGailey from eight yards but the sides were level just three minutes later with a goal from Azeez Ogunfowora.
The Glenmuir striker expertly struck a free-kick from a long way out and the ball took a vicious swerve at the last second past the stunned Garion O’Hare.
James Prendergast nearly put Quay back in front on 16 minutes when he managed to lob the ball over Mark Byrne but Kieran McShane got back to clear the ball away.
The home side forced a succession of corners. Prendergast struck the crossbar with one of the corners and Gavin Smith struck the bottom of the Glenmuir post following another one.
At the other end Garion O’Hare had to be alert to save a header from Deane Connolly and in the last minute of the first half Connolly created another opportunity for Glenmuir but his shot was wide of the target.
Glenmuir should have taken the lead six minutes into the second-half when Azeez Ogunfowora’s strength allowed him to burst through the Quay defence but he picked the wrong option to shoot into the side netting when a pass across to an unmarked team mate might have been a better option.
Glenmuir would regret that miss as Quay retook the lead within two minutes when Adam Hooper turned away from his marker before angling a low drive from 20-yards to the far corner of Mark Byrne’s net.
Clear cut chances were few after that as the strong cold wind made it impossible for the players to play any constructive football.
Quay Celtic: Garion O’Hare, Fergal Mulholland, Conor McGailey, Andrew Curley, Gavin Smith, Ciaran Jameson, Sean O’Hanlon, Adam Hooper, James Prendergast, Lee Kavanagh, Tiernan Reilly, Shane Byrne, Caolan Conroy, Luke Hazzard, Padraig Russell.
Glenmuir United: Mark Byrne, Emmanuel Keenan, Amara Abeh, Michael Summers, Mubarak Odenwamni, Chad McEneaney, Deane Connolly, Peter McElroy, Conor Nicholson, Azeez Ogunfowora, Caolan Dines, Oisin McGuinness, Aaron Matthews, Edgar Bitanis, Gavin Markey, Kieran McShane.