Dominant display by Young Hoops

By Johnny Orr

Last time out versus the Strollers the young Celts brought all three points home thanks to goals from Corey Thompson and Rocco Vata, combine this with the stunning display last week in the 5-2 drubbing of fierce Glasgow Rivals Rangers B and Steven McManus’ boys would be full of confidence going into tonight’s game.

Fifteen minutes into the match and the Bhoys were dominant, quick passing play and tight build-up created a few chances. The best of which saw Ben Quinn fire his shot narrowly pastthe post and Celtic should have been one goal to the good.

Not long after the Celts did take the lead. Joey Dawson held off two Civil defenders and fired the ball into the back of the net, great play from the Stricker. 

The goals kept coming, approaching the thirty-minute markQuinn got his goal as some lovely one-two passing with Ben Summers finished with a brilliant strike across goal into the bottom left of the Civil goal.

A stunning first-half display saw Celtic go into the break with a two-goal lead, with great build-up and restless attacking attitude they would only build on this performance in the second forty-five. 

The second half saw no change to the script. The hosts were dominant. The third goal was seemingly imminent with anumber of great chances being created by a fabulous midfield display. 

That goal came by way of a penalty. Mackenzie Carse was brought down in the box and the spot kick was confidently placed down the middle of the goal by Adam Brooks. That put the Celts three goals up around the 70th minute of the match.

McManus was looking ahead to the game vs Open Goal Broomhill at the weekend as he made all five substitutions available to him, and rightfully so. With the game fizzling out, he put fresh legs on and gave his main men a rest.

The final minutes of the game saw another brilliant passage of play. Dawson got his second of the game as he fired the ball into the top corner after great interplay with Mackenzie Carse.A move that sealed the win for the boys in green and white.

A dominant performance tonight in Airdrie for the Young Celts against an uninspired Civil Service Strollers team. This made for a great attacking show for the hoops crowd to enjoy and will give the team great confidence going Saturday’s big match.