Glentanar and Colony Park met at Woodside Sports Complex in the Under 14s B league. Colony are one of the contenders for the league title this season and are currently placed in second, whilst Glentanar are mid-table at the moment and it's maybe a sign to show how competitive the league is when teams located in the middle of the table are competing with teams at the top.
The pitch was hard in places but was just about playable for a game of football which would have been welcoming for both teams to avoid any fixture backlogs for later on in the season.
Glentanar went ahead in the seventh minute and it required a set-piece to get the opener. A great ball was delivered into the packed penalty box to Cooper Smith who guided home a low header past the Colony backline to give Glens the best possible start.
Colony levelled in the 20th minute after an initial effort from a wide angle was parried by Matthew Taylor however Greg Masson tucked away the equaliser into an empty net.
You would expect the equaliser to allow Colony to gain confidence from that point onwards however Glentanar probably had the best period of the game in the last 15 minutes of the 1st half. The hosts went 2-1 in the 24th minute after an own goal from a Colony defender.
That goal gave the hosts the added impetus to kick on and Glentanar added to their tally in the 29th minute. Ross Simpson recieved the ball after getting a pass directed into him and his effort from the edge of the box found the roof of the net. Glentanar then had the ball in the net again 2 minutes later however it was ruled out for offside.
Colony reduced the deficit before half time, with Luca Ivory Hunter producing a long range effort which was deflected into the net, finding the bottom left hand corner to give Colony hope once again.