Putting Celts keeper on the spot pays off

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport -

A youth foot­ball team brought home the sil­ver­ware to To­ry­glen af­ter win­ning a tournament in Black­pool.

The Celtic Ju­niors 2005 side trav­elled south for the com­pe­ti­tion to even­tu­ally lift the tro­phy af­ter their goal­keeper net­ted the fi­nal spot-kick in a penalty shoot-out.

The team, who play in the Glas­gow leagues and train at Saint Brigid’s Pri­mary School in To­ry­glen, won three of their five group games to qual­ify for the semi-fi­nal.

Fol­low­ing a 2-0 vic­tory in the last four, Celtic found them­selves in the fi­nal where they scored a late win­ner with two min­utes re­main­ing to send the game to penal­ties.

And it was the goal­keeper who stepped up to slot away the fi­nal­kick – straight through the keeper’s legs.

The team thanked Ruther­glen busi­ness DLG Auto ser­vices for their sup­port, par­tic­u­larly John McLach­lan for hir­ing the mini bus to travel to Black­pool and help­ing build team sirit.

Cham­pi­onsThe Celtic Ju­niors 2005 side trav­elled to Black­pool with help from Ruther­glen busi­ness DLG Auto ser­vices

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