Quay Celtic managed to salvage a deserved point from this lively and entertaining Fastfix U11 Premier Division encounters under lights at Clancy Park on Wednesday.
Emmanuel Adegboyega had given league leaders New Generation the lead from the penalty spot on the stroke of half time but the leveller came just one minute from full time from Thomas Daly and it was just rewards for the efforts of the Point Road outfit.
Both sides have to be commended for their contribution in this exciting game of football. The skilful Quay Celtic players always had the majority of possession and attacked at every opportunity but New Generation have lots of quality in their side and showed why they are the top of the league table.
Emmanuel Adegboyega tested Quay Celtic ‘keeper Odhran Coburn in the 8th minute but it was the home side who looked more likely to open the scoring after a succession of corner kicks in the first 15 minutes.
Aaron Mackin and Liam McGrath both went close for Quay and on 20 minutes McGrath just failed to connect with Mark Agnew’s teasing cross that went all the way unchallenged across the face of the New Generation goal posts.
The visitors took the lead from a 25th minute spot-kick by Emmanuel Adegboyega after a foul on Tomiwa Babalola.
Aaron Mackin was denied by New Generation ‘keeper Joshua Ekperuoh in the 2nd minute of the second half and Mark Agnew was also denied on six minutes as Quay Celtic upped the tempo in search of an equaliser.
New Generation nearly doubled their advantage in the 12th minute after a mix up in the Quay Celtic defence. Emmanuel Adegboyega found himself free in front of goals but his shot was too high to trouble Odhran Coburn.
At the other end Joshua Ekperuoh made several top class saves to keep his side in front but he could do nothing to prevent Thomas Daly from blasting home a stunning equaliser in the final minute of the game.
Quay Celtic: Odhran Coburn, Eddie Maguire, Michael Staunton, Conor Smith, Dillon Cahill, Kyle Watters, Calum Quigley, Adam Lennon, Mark Agnew, Aaron Mackin, Liam McGrath, Thomas Daly.
New Generation: Joshua Ekperuoh, Jesse Nwabueze, Benson Chilaica, Favour Kwelele, Kluivert Okobi, Emmanuel Adegboyega, Mayowa Animashaun, Almani Animashaun, David Geroua, Tomiwa Babalola, Sammy Alakija, Muiclar Johnson, Tymise Babalola.