HA HA absolutely ridiculed there piper.
i accept that. i am not however going to be drawn into commenting on an apology that gerrardno1 may or not make in the karting thread. i don’t want to put him under any undue pressure.
Sheridan scored another belter for the reserves again today.
CHAMPIONS Celtic chalked up their 17th win in 19 reserve league games with an ultimately deserved 2-1 victory over Falkirk. A John Kennedy own goal put the Bairns ahead in the early stages, but Celtic fought back to take the points through Under-19 stars Cillian Sheridan and Mark Millar.
The win leaves the Hoops with an overall record of 52 points from a possible 57. And with three games remaining, that astonishing tally could be added to further.
The Hoops got off to the worst possible start when Falkirk raced ahead in the fourth minute with a freak opener. Wing-back Scott Arfield sprinted clear on the right flank and drilled his cross along the six-yard box. Kennedy, attempting to clear, watched in horror as the ball spun over Michael McGovern and into the corner of the net.
Celtic, fielding an attacking 4-3-3 formation, were stunned by that early goal and struggled to carve out any real openings as they chased an equaliser.
The front trio of Kjartan Finnbogason, Sheridan and Craig Beattie were constantly changing positions to unsettle the Falkirk defence, but there was no way through until the Irish teenager conjured up a stunning leveller.
Picking up Jean-Joel Perrier-Doumbes pass in the centre-circle, Sheridan galloped forward and unleashed a venomous left-foot strike, which soared past the despairing dive of Jeroes Lambers and nestled in the top corner.
Following his wonder goal against Aberdeen reserves last week, this was another example of Sheridans immense potential and would have undoubtedly impressed the watching Gordon Strachan.
With Falkirk committed to a passing game and Celtic gradually beginning to assert some authority, there was little between the two sides. However, Falkirk spurned a superb chance when Mark Stewart shot straight at McGovern from eight yards.
In fairness, the goalkeeper stood up well to that effort and McGovern also showed great bravery to save at the feet of Tam Scobbie after a winding run had taken the Falkirk wideman deep into Celtic territory.
Before half-time, Celtic were denied what looked to be a good penalty claim when Beattie, twisting and turning, was caught by Scobbie, Referee Graham Chambers simply waved play on.
Doumbe had the first chance of the second half. Beatties cross was only partially cleared and fell to the feet of the Cameroon defender, but Brian Allison managed to clear.
Teddy Bjarnason threatened after a mazy run, only to see his right-foot drive rise over the bar. Finnbogason then rattled the post as Celtic upped the tempo.
Beattie, cutting in from the right flank, had a shot blocked by Allison, while, at the other end, Scott Cuthbert showed great awareness to steal the ball off Vitor Lima as he broke through.
Falkirk were hemmed in at this point and Celtics reward for this positive spell came in the form of the second goal via the spot. The move started on the left flank when Ryan Conroy strode forward and fired a deep cross towards the back post, where Finnbogason was impeded by Scobbie.
After a moments hesitation, referee Chambers pointed to the spot and Millar, impressive throughout, slammed his shot down the middle to give substitute goalkeeper Jamie Barclay no chance.
Beattie fired over the bar as Celtic chased more goals, but the best chance fell to Finnbogason - who was denied by a superb Barclay save.
FALKIRK (3-5-2): Lambers (Barclay 46); Twaddle, Allison, Dodd; Arfield (Churchill 74), Lima, McStay, Craig, Scobbie; M.Stewart (Moffat 74), J.Stewart
Subs not used: Nicol, Stallard, Gibb
CELTIC (4-3-3): McGovern; Doumbe, Kennedy, Cuthbert, Conroy; Millar, Irvine, Bjarnason; Beattie, Sheridan (Cahillane 84), Finnbogason
Subs not used: Fox, Reid, Marr,Carey
I must admit, I am growing very fond of Cillian’s twitter musings. A gas cunt
Find him painful
The schtick is growing old now
It was mildly amusing a few months back. Not many levels above balls.ie garbage being honest.
Find it a bit stale now, he seems to work way too hard at it to be funny…
Says the lad who find the Curtis simpleton amusing
Along with his journalistic peers. We’re a knowledgeable bunch.
Hmmm interesting group of simpletons to hitch your wagon to. Be interesting to see how this one plays out.
And then this
Lovely turn of wit from Killer.