Missed chances prove costly for much improved Quay Celtic

Muirhevnamor's Philip Duffy is left wondering why he got no free-kick in last Friday night's MDL Premier Division game with Bellurgan United
Despite putting in a much improved performance, Quay Celtic are still searching for their first league win of the season as they suffered a 2-0 defeat away to fellow strugglers Longwood on Sunday.

Despite putting in a much improved performance, Quay Celtic are still searching for their first league win of the season as they suffered a 2-0 defeat away to fellow strugglers Longwood on Sunday.

The visitors started brightly and they should have opened the scoring on 15 minutes when TJ Murtagh set up Niall Donnelly to fire off a pile-driver but he was denied by an excellent save.

Mark Savage was next to try his luck after good work from Emmet O’Brien but his strike went narrowly wide of the target.

The Quay were in control and well on top of the game at this stage with Denis Cholach outstanding but they wasted yet another great opportunity when Savage blasted over from deep inside the penalty area.

Chances for the Point Road side kept coming but so did the missed opportunities and Gavin Donnelly missed a sitter from two-yards before the half-time whistle when it looked easier to score.

Having survived the first half onslaught, the home side opened the scoring midway through the second half to go a goal in font through Ryan Moore and they shocked the visitors with a second from a long ball forward that saw centre-forward Ryan Keenan take the chance with 15 minutes left to play.

For the remainder of the game Quay threw everything at the home side but they couldn’t get back into things.

Quay Celtic: Lee Smith, Robbie Gavigan, Denys Choclach, Oisin McGee, Sean McErlean, Gavin Donnelly (John O’Donoghue), Emmett O’Brien, TJ Murtagh, Conor Mackin (Stefan Zlokapa), Mark Savage Niall Donnelly.