Celtic 3-1 Kilmarnock Review
A great weekend of fun,frolics,football. And a comfortable 3-1 victory was the perfect way to round it all off,continuing our 100% league record.
Lenny largely declined to make the changes I was hoping for,and even the one we all expected didn’t happen as Boli was passed fit for the match. We lined up as follows.
It certainly looked like a solid side,one with plenty of attacking intent,but it was Killie who took the lead on a rare foray up the park. To be honest,I dunno what happened! My seat wasn’t designed for seeing deflections in off the corner flag at the far end,and the first thing I knew about it was when the ball ended up in the net. I’m still none the wiser…
We continued to play the game in their half as we staged our own version of The Alamo,but the equaliser was a distant hope as we approached half-time. Then I Wanna took a hand,outjumping three defenders in the area to get a header on target just before the interval. All to play for then as we lined up for the second half. And the direction of play was little changed as we continued to take the game to the opposition.
Within about ten minutes of the restart,it was all over as a contest. Eddy ghosted in on the right to finish off a clever move inside the box,low beneath the keeper and then popped up on the left to put in an inch-perfect cross for James Forrest to get in the first flying header of his career! Rather unsportingly the keeper saved it,but the redound fell to Ryan Christie who made no mistake.
That was pretty much that for the day,barring three substitutions and another late penalty awarded against Broonie. It’s becoming a habit for him and if his timing is just a little off,he will be better advised to stay out of our box-especially when it is getting late in the game. Fortunately,Fraser Forster was ready for it,diving low to his right to retain our advantage.
All in all,it wasn’t really a game to treasure for telling to the grandkids,but it was certainly a competent and dominant display against stuffy opponents. All of our players looked well up for it even as they seemed to be playing within themselves at times. We went into the game with a 100% recorded,and we maintained that. So all good. And since it is four long weeks away till we return to Celtic Park on league duty,we should all cherish that memory!
My Man of the Match award goes to James Forrest. He tormented the Killie defence all day and how he didn’t get on the scoresheet remains a mystery. Well,actually,naw. Their keeper had a lot to do with it!
Above article by BMCUWP.