Sunday, December 9, 2007

Uninspired Result As The Bhoys Draw V St. Mirren At Home.

Scottish Premier League
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Celtic Park, Glasgow

(Riordan 85)

(McGinn 74)

CELTIC (4-4-2) M Brown; Caldwell, Pressley, McManus, O’Dea (Riordan 70); McGeady, S Brown, Hartley, Jarosik (Sno 55); Vennegoor of Hesselink (Killen 86), McDonald.
Subs: McGovern, Zurawski, Caddis, Balde.

ST MIRREN (4-5-1) Smith; Van Zanten, Maxwell, Millen, Miranda (McCay 77); McGinn (Brady 74), Murray, Mason, Reid, Corcoran; Mehmet.
Subs: Howard, Potter, Kean, Burke, Barron, McCay.

A late equaliser from substitute Derek Riordan was enough to salvage a draw for Gordon Strachan’s men in what was a thoroughly dismal afternoon against St Mirren at Celtic Park.

The stresses and strains of Celtic’s recent European exertions were all too evident in this disappointing encounter, with Riordan’s superb finish the only bright spot, cancelling out Stephen McGinn’s opener.

After the midweek drama at the San Siro, this was a strangely subdued return to Celtic Park with the supporters huddled against the bitter cold and the rain falling steadily on a heavy-looking surface.

There was, in truth, little to warm them in the opening half, with this match never really getting going and St Mirren content to sit-in and fill the gaps with a four-man defence and tightly packed, five-man midfield.


Crap Weather. Crap Play. Crap Result.

What a disappointing way to kill the momentum gained by advancing in the Champions League, against a team that should be beaten handily!


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