Vs: Swansea Uni
Match Type: League (H)
Date: 03-09-2017 11:30
The designated man in black failed to materialise, so in stepped Celtic veteran Micky Dint who did a fine job overall, giving clear, concise and incorrect explanations for most of his decisions.
A solid B+ imo
Celtic lined up with most of the team that performed so well against Wales Vets but were soon chasing the game after an edgy opening, misplaced passes and squandered possession the order of the day. The Swans were looking lively to be fair, especially on the break with Williams and the unattended Gleeson sniping between the lines. They needed a real gift though to open the scoring as a pinpoint assist from Mig resulted in a clinical finish by the impressive Little Willy Williams.
Celtic responded superbly with their best move of the game, Pinchy's deep cross headed back by Walker for Kipper to level the game with an unstoppable half volley. Parity was short lived though as more charitable defending resulted in a blooper reel slide and finish from Tony Jones, followed quickly by an unravelled offside trap and another one on one finish. 3-1 Swansea.
Back came the Celts again as Swansea joined in with the giving theme, a rush of blood from the keeper punished by the devastating turn of foot and eye of a needle finish by Jammer.
Half time and momentum firmly back with the home team? Not quite as despite plenty of huffing, puffing and some intermittent half chances, the final ball tended to be harmless or wayward. In fact it was Swansea who restored the two goal cushion from a set piece, Gleeson finding acres of space to torpedo Celtic's hopes with a bullet of a diving header. A fifth goal soon arrived as Williams punished another individual error with a calculated finish.
There was still time for a Celtic consolation though as Minty joined in with the philanthropic theme, harshly awarding a penalty for one of those ball to hand crosses that should never be judged deliberate (*pet peeve spoiler alert!). Pinchy stepped up to do the business in typically adamant fashion.
WHAT WE LEARNED......
You won't win nothing with myopic middle aged blokes!
OPTA STAT ATTACK
Chance of Moz arriving on time for an 11.30am kick off = 14%
AFTER MATCH APPEAL
The Celtic Lottery Committee are trying to contact the winner of a premier bottle of vintage Hardy's wine.
Now who did pick Chelsea?
|1||Rob Treadgold (Tred)|
|2||Bob Yapp (Borat)|
|3||Anthony Jones (Tony the Tiger)|
|4||Matthew Williams (Mig)|
|5||Malcolm Jones (Corporal)|
|7||Ian Jones (Egg)|
|8||Mark Carpanini (Kipper)|
|9||Peter Edwards (Jammer)|
|11||Mike Martin (Pinchy)|
|12||Chris Herrin (Gaffer)|
|14||Steve Verinder (Stevie V)|
|15||Mike Morrison (Mozza)|
|17||Alex Pritchard (Catering)|