Owens pops up to give Shamrocks a share of spoils

Glenmuir's Daniel Brogan and Morgan Tobin of Quay Celtic do battle for this ball in Saturday morning's U11 Premier Division game at Glenmuir Park
Shamrocks winger Dylan Owens struck a 69th minute equaliser to snatch a point for Shamrocks against Glenmuir on Wednesday night.

Shamrocks winger Dylan Owens struck a 69th minute equaliser to snatch a point for Shamrocks against Glenmuir on Wednesday night.

The home side will be disappointed after having the majority of possession but Shamrocks brought their game together, especially in the second half, and in the end they deserved a draw and a point.

Glenmuir Celtic had plenty of chances throughout the game and although they managed to score two well executed goals, they still allowed a couple of gilt-edged chances to go a begging when a further goal would surely have secured them all the points.

A glancing header from Emmanuel Kwelele gave the Hoey’s Lane side a half-time lead but Shamrocks responded well in the second-half and new signing Conor Keenan got off the mark to equalise on 51 minutes.

Glenmuir regained the lead on the hour mark when Abdul Abubakar slammed home from close range after Shamrocks goalkeeper Conall Rooney did well to block Michael Ekperuoh’s original shot.

There were chances at both ends after that as a frantic encounter continued as the teams managed to maintain a high tempo.

Jack McKenna went close for Glenmuir and Rilwan Ibhram for Shamrocks but it was the visitors who finished on a high when Dylan Owens slammed home the equaliser in the last minute.

Glenmuir Celtic: David Hayes, Jamie Doherty, Tolani Animasahun, Conor Dunn, Emmanuel Kwelele, James McQuillan, Abdul Abubakar, Jack McKenna, Oisin Callan, Michael Ekperuoh, Craig Lennon, Jamie Farrell, Jordan Traynor, Conor McGowan.

Shamrocks: Conall Rooney, Martin Og O’Brien, Suen Obiyi, JJ Eze, Cian Myles, Ryan Watters, Nathan Mulligan, James Clinton, Dylan Owens, Luca Grennan, Rilwan Ibrahim, Ethan Mulligan, Wayne Boland, Conor Keenan.

Referee: Colm McConville