Tuesday 22 May 2018

Brown leads Celts reserves

THEY could have done with it 24 hours earlier, but a Celtic side did find their scoring touch last night as Neil Lennon's reserves earned a pre-season friendly win over Drogheda United at United Park writes Neil Ahern.

As new signing Robbie Keane fluffed his lines against Kilmarnock the previous evening in his much-publicised debut for the Glasgow outfit, the Bhoys' reserves side recorded a comfortable win in a much more low-key affair.

The home side took a deserved lead after 37 minutes. Alan McNally found himself in the Celtic box and when the ball fell kindly to the towering centre-half's feet, he stroked home the opener.

Celtic equalised right on half-time when a corner was nodded into Jamie Forrest's path and he slammed it home.

Star man Scott Brown snatched a goal for himself three minutes after the interval and the game was over as a contest minutes later as Paul McGowan produced a neat finish.

DROGHEDA UNITED -- Williams, Kenna, McNally, Harris (Ormsby 15), Osbourne; B McGill (Duffy 55), E McGill (Daly 46), Crowley (King 67), O'Connor (Martin 55); Gaynor, Fitzpatrick.

CELTIC -- Cervi, Towell, Lafferty, Vallers, Rogne (D Gallagher 82), Tolmie, Keatings, Brown (G Gallagher 62), Spence, McGowan, Forrest.

REF -- P Tuite (Dublin).

Irish Independent

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