A hat-trick from Glenmuir United’s ace striker Azeez Ogunfowora paved the way for his side to go into the hat for the next round of the SFAI U15 National Cup at Glenmuir Park on Saturday.
The home side proved too good for Dromin United and the Dundalk side were well worth their 5-0 victory.
Despite the torrential rain the previous day the Glenmuir pitch was still in pristine condition.
In a tense and tight first half there was a very little between the two sides.
Glenmuir did gain the upper hand in the 19th minute when Azeez Ogunfowora and Aaron Matthews combined to set up Dean Connolly who struck a low shot to the corner of the net beyond the reach of the Dromin ‘keeper Bart Zajal.
Glenmuir doubled their advantage five minutes into the second half when a free-kick by Michael Summers was headed home at the near post by Azeez Ogunfowora.
Another Summers free-kick, two minutes later, was well saved by Bart Zajal.
Dromin pressed and searched for a way back in to the game and forced several corners but Ogunfowora made it 3-0 when he found space at the edge of the Dromin penalty area and stroked the ball home in the 57th minute.
The same player then completed his hat-trick when he shook off the challenge of Shane Kierans and slotted home his third goal in the 63rd minute.
Dromin, to their credit, continued to battle and Ben McKenna skipped past two Glenmuir defenders but his shot was well saved by Mark Byrne and Danny Crosbie was very unlucky to see his well struck effort bounce off the bottom of the Glenmuir post.
The home side were not content to sit back and with six minutes left, after a sweeping move saw hat-trick hero Ogunfowora pick out Conor Nicholson at the back post but Bart Zajal produced a brilliant one handed save.
Nicholson, though, was not to be denied and in the final minute when he poked home Glenmuir’s fifth goal after a superb pass from Chad McEneaney.
Glenmuir: Mark Byrne, Edgar Bitanis (Caolan Dines), Mubarak Adewunmi, Michael Summers, Emmanuel Keenan (Gavin Markey), Peter McElroy, Dean Connolly, Amara Ibeh, Aaron Mathews (Chad McEneaney), Azeez Ogunfowora, Conor Nicholson.
Dromin: Bart Zajal, Ian McKenna (Brynach Evans), Danny Shamavu, Adam Khan, Shane Kierans, Ben McKenna (Tanji Ipatwh), Dylan Maher, Brandon Davis, Shane Meade, Jamie Kelly (Pierce Hawkins), JP Watters (Danny Crosbie).