Celts stolled to victory in Belfast this evening at a hate filled Widsor Park where bottles were thrown at the Scotish side by the bigots in half empty stands.

The Hoops lined up in Belfast with one change to the side that thrashed Shamrock Rovers last week.
Celtic controlled the game from start to finish and were extremely proffesional in their performance. James Forrest was the go to man for the first twenty minutes with the winger being left lots of space to take on defenders. 

Forrest’s hard work paid off when he crossed the ball which Scott Sinclair latched on to. His header was deflected by Mark Haughey to put the Hoops one up.

Five minutes after this the bhoys lead was doubled when Leigh Griffiths whipped in a fantastic ball which Tom Rogic tucked away beautifully. 

Celtic were denied time and time againby the veteran goalkeeper Roy Carroll who helped to keep scoreline marginal. 

At the start of the second half Leigh Griffiths struck only for his effort to be deemed offside. 

Celtic’s comfortable performance was overshadowed by some sickening scenes. Leigh Griffiths went over to take a Celtic corner and was bombarded with objects. Griffiths notified the referee about this showing coins, with the ref shrugging off the situation. Griffiths again went to take the corner only for a glass bottle to be thrown in his direction. Amazingly the referee though that Leigh should be booked for showing him the objects. 

Celtic were extremely comfortable and slick this evening. They handled the occasion well and were highly proffesional. The Hoops welcome Olympique Lyon to Celtic Park tomorrow and will again go up against Linfield at Celtic Park which is sold out. 

Declan McConville 


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