After a 2-2 draw at the weekend, Celtic B was hoping to return to their winning ways on Tuesday night with an away fixture to Civil Service Strollers.
It was their fourth game of the new campaign, with the three points leaving the young hoops sixth in the table in the early stages of the competition. It was the Hoops’ first win since the opening game of the season.
It was chance after chance for the bhoys in the first half, but the side was unable to find the back of the net. Goalkeeper Tobi Oluwayemi pulled of a remarkable save to ensure that the sides would go in drawing at the break.
The second half was action-packed. Johnny Kenny had a penalty claimed waved away by the referee. He then hit the back of the net, but to his dismay, the linesman had his fag up, and the goal was disallowed.
Corey Thomson was introduced to the action shortly after. It didn’t take the player long to impact the game, scoring just two minutes later. The player found himself in the right place at the right time after Johnny Kenny’s shot was spilt by the goalkeeper.
The young side then extended their lead, with Rocco Vata scoring this time. A thundering strike from an angle doubled the Hoops’ advantage.
The referee blew his whistle to call an end to the action. It was Celtic’s second win of the season and first away win.
Celtic coach Stephen McManus was “delighted” for the side after the impressive display.
🟢🗣️ "Delighted for the boys and the way they attacked the game. When you get the win away from home it gives you belief."
— Celtic FC B (@CelticFCB) August 3, 2022