Glenmuir FC's Mark Molloy and Jordan Duffy of Rathmullen Celtic. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)
NEFL Division Three
Glenmuir FC 1 Rathmullen Celtic 3
Rusty Glenmuir FC went down to title-chasing Rathmullen Celtic at Hoey's Lane on Wednesday night.
Without a match since early February, Wayne Conroy's side were down a number of players, however, this mattered little in the early stages where John Byrne put them in front, smashing home on the half-volley after being superbly picked out by strike-partner Luke Murray.
However, the remainder of the first half saw Rathmullen assume the ascendency and they made this dominance count by scoring three times.
Half-time simply couldn't come quick enough for the Glens, but whatever Conroy had to say had the desired impact as Glenmuir kept a clean sheet in the second half. The Blues have one more league match left, while there is a Fitzsimons Cup quarter-final for them to look forward to
Glenmuir FC: John Burlingham; Mark Molloy, Edgar Bitanus, Liam McKenny, Niall Hand; Liam Cunningham, David O'Donavan, Danny Mullen, Brendan Sheils; John Byrne, Luke Murray
Subs: Dave McKenny, Ashraf Bin Jamel