Quay Celtic U17s continued their recent good run form by taking a point from their encounter with league contenders Walshestown in Clancy Park on Wednesday night.
Quay had won their previous two outings and got off to a flier when Dean O’Donnell repeated what he did against Glenmuir in their last outing by scoring an early goal to put his team 1-0 ahead.
Walshestown struggled to break-through the well organised Quay Celtic defence but Hugh Osbourne levelled matters for the away side on the half hour mark. There was little between the teams early in the second half with both goalkeepers having to make important saves but Quay Celtic restored their one goal advantage in the 52nd minute with a goal from Dereck Ani.
Walshestown upped their game with Owen Dillon and Dan Caffrey going close to scoring with decent attempts, then on 62 minutes Podge O’Donoghue advanced up the right wing and set up Israel Akinbode to slot past Vinny Smyth to level the game at 2-2.
Both sides then went in search of a winner, Luke McArdle came within inches of winning it for Quay when his shot curled narrowly wide and at the other end Vinny Smyth produced a point blank save to deny Kieran McDonnell taking all three points to Walshestown.
QUAY CELTIC: Vinny Smyth, Dylan O’Callaghan, Adam Mully, Stephen Coleman, Braham Kearns, Dean O’Donnell, Josh Curtis Larkin, Ryan Washington, Dereck Ani, Ronan Cunningham, Kelvin Kelly, Luke McArdle, Adam Brannigan, Tiernan Crosby, Dylan Curran.
WALSHETOWN: John McLoughlin, Alan Downey, Cian Guiney, Conor Orr, Conor Healy, Hugh Osbourne, Dan Caffrey, Podge O’Donoghue, Kieran McDonnell, Israel Akinbode, Kurt McCrave, Shane Owens, Andrew Kinch, Cian McQuillan.