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  • Six of the best as Celtic Reserves sink Dundee

    Six of the best as Celtic Reserves sink Dundee

    By: Newsroom Staff on 05 Mar, 2019 15:55

  • SPFL Reserve League
    Station Park, Forfar
    Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    DUNDEE… 0

    CELTIC… 6
    (Aitchison 18 & 73, McInroy 32, Bayo 37, Oko-Flex 45, Caffrey 53)

    CELTIC produced a superb performance to beat Dundee 6-0 in the Reserve League clash and move to the top of the table. Birthday Bhoy Jack Aitchison celebrated turning 19 by netting two goals, while Vakoun Bayo scored his first goal in Celtic colours.

    And with Kerr McInroy, Armstrong Oko-Flex and Thomas Caffrey also getting on the scoresheet, it was an emphatic victory for Tommy McIntyre’s side.

    Celtic dominated proceedings from the first whistle, and didn’t really let up until the last. There were early chances for Caffrey, Aitchison and Oko-Flex before the opener came on 18 minutes.

    A great ball over the top of the defence from Bayo was chased down by Aitchison, who dispatched a powerful shot into the bottom right-hand corner.

    Aitchison came close to doubling the lead five minutes later but his shot went narrowly wide before Marvin Compper was just off target after connecting with a Scott Allan free-kick.

    But, just after the half-hour mark, captain Kerr McInroy slotted in a cool finish to make it 2-0, and on 37 minutes, it was 3-0 to the Hoops, with Bayo scoring his first Celtic goal.

    A great bursting run from full-back Wallace Duffy on the right saw him feed Bayo in front of goal, and the Ivorian striker produced a powerful finish to score.

    And just before the break, Celtic confirmed their dominance with a fourth goal. Scott Allan was the provider with a great through ball for Armstrong Oko-Flex, and the 16-year-old finished well from 12 yards out.

    The second-half was a similar story, with Daniel Church and Stephen Welsh coming close in the first few minutes, and on 53 minutes, the Hoops got a fifth goal with a cool finish from Thomas Caffrey, who turned well inside the box and hit a low shot into the net.

    On 70 minutes, Bayo came close to scoring his second of the afternoon, but his free-kick came back off the post, but just three minutes later, it was 6-0.

    Aitchison, who started the scoring, completed it for Celtic, gathering the ball from Allan and blasting the ball home beyond the Dundee goalkeeper.

    And it was almost a magnificent seven on 83 minutes, but Grant Savoury’s effort was well-saved. However, it was an impressive victory for the Hoops.

    DUNDEE: Sharp, Meres, Rice, Jeffries, Fisher, Smith, Anderson, Moore, Scott, Cunningham, Lambert.
    Subs: Jackson, Fleming, Rodger, Smith, Henvey

    CELTIC: Mullen, Duffy (McLaughlin 60), Welsh, Compper, Church, McInroy, Allan, Caffrey (Savoury 60), Aitchison (Mazis 77), Oko-Flex, Bayo.
    Subs: Willison, Moffat, McQueen,

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