CELTIC B was playing at Paradise on Friday afternoon, looking to pull themselves up the table and, of course, get a win over their Glasgow rivals.
It didn’t start too well for Celtic, who found themselves behind from a spot kick. They pulled themselves level though and went into the break tied in the derby.
They had to fight from behind though, conceding early in the second half. But the youngsters responded well, netting the ball four times to run out 5-2 winners.
The Rangers youth team were well and truly skelpped.
Tobi Oluwayemi – 6/10
The English goalie wasn’t tested too much throughout the first half, but he did have a few decent saves to pull off. He nearly had a scare after an awkward touch he saw the ball spin across the face of the goal. In the second half, he pulled off some great stops, and played as a sweeper keeper, pouncing on the balls played in behind.
Ben McPherson – 6/10
He didn’t have too much of an impact on the match, but was part of some decent moves from right-back. He was solid with the ball at his feet and looked comfortable throughout the match. On a few occasions, he lost the ball, but he won it right back.
Dylan Corr – 5/10
The central defender had a nightmare start to the game. He had a wayward clearance fall to a Rangers attacker who had the whole goal to aim for. Luckily for Celtic, Bosun Lawal stood in the way and put his body on the line. His mistakes didn’t end there, giving the ball away and causing Celtic some problems a good few times.
Bosun Lawal – 7/10
The Irish defender strolled that match again. It’s clear to see why Ange is keen to have this player close to the first-team squad. He’s extremely strong off and on the ball and is a rock at the back. He’s confident enough to still forward out of defence with the ball at his feet, beating a few men while doing so. He looked like he was a level above the rest.
Ewan Otoo – 7/10
The versatile defender started on the left of the back four and was very good going forward while remaining solid defensively. He stood in to break up a few of the Rangers’ attacks. In the inverted role, he caused some problems for the Rangers, coming close to levelling up the score in the first half, with his strike that hit the outside of the post.
Mackenzie Carse – 6/10
The midfielder played the deeper role in the middle of the pitch, performing well. He put in a few decent tackles and set his team off on the break a couple of times. He got forward, too, forcing the Rangers goalie into a few saves. He brought Celtic back level, striking the ball into the bottom right corner of the net. It was a great finish from inside the box, reaming composed after he found himself in some space.
Letsosa – 6/10
The midfielder didnt really have too much of an impact in the match, and was a passenger for the most part. He did show some bursts of pace, tracking back and helping out defensively.
Ben Summers – 9/10
The youngster was standout throughout the match and starred in the midfield role. Playing a similar position to Reo Hatate, he set up Vata’s goal really well, with some skilful footwork enabling him to hit a low ball into Vata. He’s certainly another player who could be set to break through into the first team and he was the man of the match without a doubt.
Rocco Vata – 8/10
The midweek debut didn’t affect the player’s performance, as he looked bright on the wings. Starting on the right, he switched to the left for the second half. For the goal he drifted into the centre of the box and lifted the ball over the Rangers keeper. In the second half, he found himself in plenty of space on the wing, and caused the opposition lots of problems. His lovely solo run set up Joey Dawson’s goal. He had a shot on goal from an angle
Bruno Davidson – 7/10
The change of wings helped Bruno Davidson who couldn’t make an impact in the first half. He was great with the ball one on on, and bet his markers with ease.
Adam Brookes – 6/10
He couldn’t help with the Celtic goals but linked up well with his teammates. He was taken off the pitch and was replaced by Ben Quinn.
Celtic’s subs were very successful in the match, turning the game on its head.
The Irishman came on as a substitute and made his mark. After only a couple of minutes he was involved with the Celtic’s goals. Playing on the left, with Vata through the middle, he put a lovely ball through to Carse, who made n mistake as he struck it into the bottom corner.
The player couldn’t have been on the pitch for a minute, and he already had his name on the scoresheet. He was in the right place at the right time, heading in the loose ball to make it 4-2.
He then grabbed his second of the afternoon just minutes later. A ball played into the back post area was met by the striker, who couldn’t miss from a couple of yards out.