A bet­ter show­ing this time around

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

JEAN­FIELD Swifts U/15s wel­comed Celtic back to River­side for a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive week­end.

This fol­lowed the two teams’ League Cup en­counter which Celtic won 10-2.

As in the pre­vi­ous week, Celtic’s pace up front was the main scor­ing threat.

They also tight­ened up in mid­field and pressed the home side force­fully, re­sult­ing in a 6-2 suc­cess this time round.

Af­ter the Hoops opened the scor­ing on eight min­utes, Jean­field’s Beth Dak­ers drew Swifts level.

She struck home an ex­cel­lent 25 yard free-kick which found the top cor­ner of the goal, giv­ing the vis­it­ing keeper no chance as the ball shot be­yond her.

Swifts hung on with the scores level un­til the 30th minute when two green and white shirts stormed through on a ball over the top and Celtic’s one-goal lead was re­stored.

The game was finely bal­anced 2-1 in the vis­i­tors’ favour at the in­ter­val.

Celtic started the sec­ond half in the same man­ner as they had be­gan the game, net­ting in the 47th minute.

They then took con­trol to move fur­ther ahead 19 min­utes later.

How­ever, Swifts re­sponded, show­ing some fire.

Alex Rob­son’s fine ball downfield found Ab­bie Fer­gu­son who made no mis­take with a pow­er­ful shot placed out of reach of the keeper.

The heat then started to take its toll as the match drew to its con­clu­sion.

Two late Celtic goals made the fi­nal score 6-2 to the Hoops.

The score­line left the home team very dis­ap­pointed.

How­ever, it was a much im­proved dis­play from the per­for­mance of the pre­vi­ous week.

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