Conor cracker helps gutsy Glenmuir to 
Bellurgan draw

St Dominic's U11 Division One team with manager Ray McKenna
Bellurgan U16s led twice in this game on Sunday afternoon but Glenmuir refused to accept defeat and twice equalised to claim a share of the points in another thrilling close encounter.

Bellurgan U16s led twice in this game on Sunday afternoon but Glenmuir refused to accept defeat and twice equalised to claim a share of the points in another thrilling close encounter.

Cian McDonald gave Bellurgan the perfect start with a goal after only three minutes but the sides should have been level on 18 minutes when Chinedu Osadebe jinked his way past two defenders but somehow fired wide of the target.

Bellurgan had the slight edge in the first half and created two good opportunities with Killian Dempsey and Adam Finnegan going close but Glenmuir were unlucky not to be on level terms at the break after a superb strike from Liam Lynch crashed off the Bellurgan post.

The Bellurgan crossbar was also rattled in the second half from a Chinedu Osadebe piledriver while at the other end a Matt Lines free kick shaved the top of the Glenmuir bar as both teams continued to serve up some excellent attacking football.

That continued as Bellurgan created two good opportunities to further extend their lead with two strikes from Conor Kenny but it was Glenmuir who found the back of the net when Chinedu Osadebe’s excellent strike found the top corner.

Bellurgan regained the lead when Cian McDonald’s corner landed at the feet of Killian Dempsey and this time he made no mistake from six yards to make it 2-1 for the home side.

Glenmuir once more responded in a positive fashion and equalised when Conor Nicholson’s low shot beat the diving Rory Duffy to leave the sides at 2-2.

BELLURGAN UNITED: Rory Duffy, Chris McGuinness, Jason Woods, Matt Lines, Alex Woods, Cian McDonald, Aaron McParland, Cian Duffy, Adam Finnegan, Conor Kenny, Killian Dempsey.

GLENMUIR UNITED: Mark Byrne, Killian Dempsey, Ryan Smith, Shane Breen, Paul McCrave, Usna Kelleher, Ciaran Carter, Liam Lynch, Cillian Cunningham, Brendan Shiels, Chinedu Osadebe, Michael Mullen, Conor Nicholson.