Glenmuir FC manager Wayne Conroy. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)
NEFL Division Three
Kells Celtic 1 Glenmuir FC 1
Glenmuir FC stretched their unbeaten run to six matches on Sunday afternoon, however, Wayne Conroy's men were left frustrated with both their performance and result in the 1-1 draw away to Kells Celtic.
Following their dramatic late victory over BJD Celtic the Sunday previous, the Blues struggled to find their rhythm in this outing, especially during a first-half which yielded little in the way of clear-cut opportunities.
Glenmuir's John Byrne saw an early effort fly over before his strike partner, Brendan Sheils, saw two further chances go abegging before half-time.
Despite being dominant into the breeze, the Hoey's Lane outfit could so easily have lost a goal following a long punt from the Kells 'keeper which bounced over his opposite number, David McKenny. But, thankfully for the visitors, the ball rose over the crossbar.
The second-half again proved to be frustrating for Glenmuir, who appeared unable to inject any fluency into their play.
And their frustration levels grew as Kells found the opening goal. A hopeful 40-yard delivery hit off the unfortunate Willie Kelly and past McKenny in the 'Muir goal.
The introductions of Luke Murray and Ronan Molloy paved the way for Conroy's side to draw level, which they did as right-winger Seán Murray's cross from the right deceived everybody to land in the bottom corner.
There was some conflict after the goal which saw Luke Murray and a Kells Celtic player dismissed. That was the last moment of significance as the match petered to a drawn conclusion.
Glenmuir FC: David McKenny; Willie Kelly, Edgar Bitainis, Óisín Murray, David McComish; Seán Murray, David O'Donovan, Mark Molloy, Éimhín Caldwell; Brendan Sheils, John Byrne
Subs: Ronan Molloy, Luke Murray