Glenmuir goalscorer John Byrne and Robbie Rafferty of Bay FC. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)
NEFL Division Three
Glenmuir FC 2 Bay FC 3
Bay FC fought back from two-goals behind to complete a league double over Glenmuir and condemn Wayne Conroy to defeat in his first game in charge of the Hoey's Lane side.
Having scored twice in the opening quarter, the Blues looked certain to pick up only their second win of the season. However, a rally coming into half-time saw Damien Bellew's side half the deficit before turning the match around in the second-half with substitute Quadri Oluwu hitting the winner in the closing minutes.
John Byrne put Glenmuir ahead inside 10-minutes when converting Brendan Sheils' cross before centre-back Óisín Murray headed past Kevin Mullen to extend the advantage. At which point, the hosts looked in total control.
This was Bay's first match in a month and their start illustrated this rustiness, but, as they settled into the match, they began to dictate some more of the play despite Glenmuir having further chances to register on the scoreboard, and those misses were to prove crucial as Johnny Winters pulled a goal back before the break.
Marcel Ekwueme levelled the tie shortly after half-time, handing Bay the initiative. Oluwu - following his introduction - and Ryan Dillon had opportunities as the visitors built-up some pressure. Pressure which eventually told in the final minute as Oluwu broke clear, rounded David McKenny and finished to the net; handing Bay the three-points.
Glenmuir FC: David McKenny; Liam McKenny, Edgars Bitaris, Óisín Murray, Niall Hand; David McComish, Eamonn Kenny, Mark Molloy, David O’Donovan; Brendan Sheils, John Byrne
Subs: Ronan Molloy, Darren Tuite, Liam Cunningham, Daniel Mullen, Rory Phelan
Bay FC: Kevin Mullen; Robbie Rafferty, Johnny Winters, Angelo Stanley, Brian McCloskey; Kevin Scollon, Alfonso Crespo, Marcel Ekwueme, Paddy Connor; Mario Kolak, Ryan Dillon
Subs: Gavin Toner, Quadri Oluwu, Brendan Nash