U16 Vorarlberg 1 Celtic 0
Big Hanness at centre-mid did the damage in the second half of this game. And what a goal it was too. Fit to win any match.
Collecting the ball around 25yrds out, in the middle of the park, the young Swiss chap stepped onto his favoured left foot and whistled a sweet finish far and beyond the outstretched hand of young Ross in goals. A peach of a strike and hats off to the lad. The local fans were delighted.
Sadly, the green and white hoops had no answer on this occasion.
It is often said that a lot can be learned from a defeat. This appears to be the case here.
Local side Vorarlberg were deemed to be one of the lesser teams of the tournament and indeed Celtic had had the vast majority of the play. So, here’s hoping that the knowledge gained here is put to good use in the days and months to come. Plenty of food for thought.
First half saw Celtic create some decent chances but no true strikes on goal. One good chance for Vorarlberg was spurned – a warning for what lay ahead. The precarious 0-0 had hung in the balance. Second half Celtic pressed and pressed but Vorarlberg handled all that was thrown.
One draw, two victories and one defeat leaves Celtic on 7pts so far.
Next up, Tottenham Hotspur, at 1300hrs.
Celtic team : Ross Doohan, James Cassidy, Josh Kerr, Daniel Higgins, Blair Kidd, Mark Hill, Ciaran McKenna, Scott Hay, Regan Hendry, Calvin Miller, Theo Archibald
Subs used: Innes Murray, Aidan Quinn
Coach: Michael O’Halloran
Each game of the tournament is 40mins long (2×20).
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