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  • Disappointment for young Celts against Falkirk

    Disappointment for young Celts against Falkirk

    By: Newsroom Staff on 13 Mar, 2018 21:32

  • SPFL Development League
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    Lennoxtown Training Centre

    CELTIC … 1
    (Aitchison 34)

    FALKIRK … 4
    (Loy 16, O’Hara 19, Langton 28 & 53)

    IT was a tough night for Celtic’s Development Squad as a young Hoops side went down 4-1 to a more experienced Falkirk side at the club’s Lennoxtown Training Centre.

    Despite starting strongly in the early exchanges, it was the visitors who took the lead on 16 minutes when Rory Loy made space inside the box and fired home. Just three minutes later it was 2-0 to Falkirk, with Kevin O’Hara combining with Loy before finishing beyond Ryan Mullen in the Celtic goal.

    Tommy McIntyre’s side continued to try and work their way back into the game but suffered a further blow just before the half-hour mark when Conor Langton shot from the edge of the box to make it 3-0 for the visitors.

    The Hoops reduced the deficit on 34 minutes when Jack Aitchison pounced on a misplaced clearance inside the Falkirk area to slot the ball home, but despite pressing forward at every opportunity, Celtic went in at the break trailing 3-1.

    Kerr McInroy went close early in the second-half but Robbie Mutch in the Falkirk goal saved the long-range effort, and on 53 minutes, the visitors extended their lead when Langton volleyed home from close-range for his second of the night.

    Falkirk’s goalkeeper was enjoying an impressive performance, denying Aitchison, Lewis Bell and Broque Watson in quick succession.

    Ewan Henderson was denied by the woodwork on 77 minutes after firing in a superb free-kick, while the Hoops continued to create chances without adding further to their goal tally, and it finished 4-1 to Falkirk.

    CELTIC: Mullen, Ralston, Church, Welsh (Savoury, 64) Deas, Bell, Campbell (Duffy 46), McInroy, Aitchison, Henderson, Caffrey (Watson 46).
    Subs: Willison, Diver, Potter

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