NEFL Division Four

Kilmessan turn things around to beat Glenmuir

Kilmessan 3-2 Glenmuir

Gavin McLaughlin


Gavin McLaughlin

Kilmessan turn things around to beat Glenmuir

Glenmuir FC's NEFL team

Promotion challenging Glenmuir travelled to Navan on Sunday hoping a win would against fourth placed Kilmessan would narrow the gap on Park Celtic Summerhill at the top.

The game started tentatively with both sides testing each other's defence but on 20 minutes the home side took the lead after an excellent ball from Kilmessan’s left winger fizzed across the box meaning the ball only needed a deft touch from the centre forward to make it 1-0.

Glenmuir were soon back on level terms. Alan Quigley’s persistent battling on the left wing allowed him to find a bit of space to whip in a delightful ball for Lorcan Doyle who duly dispatched the chance.

Just before half-time, the game was to completely spun on its head in Glenmuir’s favour. Brendan Sheils won the ball down the left flank and laid it off to the oncoming David McComish who smashed it home into the roof of the net from 25 yards.

This was as good as it got for the Blues as Kilmessan slowly crept back in to the game as the second half progressed.

A long ball from the Navan side’s central midfielder found their striker who rounded John Burlingham in the Glenmuir goal to level it once again.

Within a few minutes the home side proceeded to take the lead again after their tricky number eight skipped past a couple of impending challenges to find the top corner from the edge of the box.

With defeat imminent, Glenmuir decided to go all attack for the last 10 minutes and this led to a number of chances with Sheils striking the post and Andrew Hayes narrowing going wide but it wasn’t enough to grab a point.

The result means Kilmessan leapfrog Glenmuir with the Blues now lying in fourth place in the table after 13 games played.

GLENMUIR: John Burlingham, Edgar Bitanius (Kevin Mulgrew), Shane Finnegan, Eamonn Kenny, David McComish, David Hughes, Andrew Hayes, Lorcan Doyle, Alan Quigley, Brendan Sheils, Conor Nicholson.