The league’s top two sides met on a wet and blustery night at the Gilbertson Park. Both clubs were able to field strong teams.
Celtic started the game with the strong wind at their backs but it was Spurs who created the better chances in the first half. First Paul Molloy stung the palms of Kieran Glaser in the Celtic goal.
Next to test the young keeper was Connor Grant. James Johnston burst forward from midfield and slipped the youngster through but his shot was diverted wide via the keeper’s legs.
Celtic had a lot of territory but were unable to create any real chances. The final opportunity of the half fell to Molloy but he shot over from the edge of the box.
Spurs started the second half with a bit more intensity. They were however not able to penetrate the well organised Celtic back line.
The opening goal came from a long ball that was flicked on by Sam Maver on the left wing. The header seemed to have come to nothing but Connor Grant chased after the ball. Jack Clubb was beaten to the ball and upended Grant, giving away a penalty.
James Johnston picked up the ball and placed the penalty confidently into the bottom corner.
The second goal was not long in coming. Again Grant chased a lost cause and managed to get a shot away. The keeper saved it but Luca Russell was on hand to knock in his first senior goal.
Spurs managed to see out the game without allowing their opponents any opportunities.
Andrew Flett and Dave Mann excelling in central defence and Connor Grant doing superbly well for both goals were Spurs standout players.
James Aitken and Tom Moncrieff were the best for Celtic.
Spurs deservedly won the game, thus opening up a further gap at the top of the table.
Next up for The Milkbags is a trip to Strom on Monday night to face Whitedale in the County Shield.
CELTIC TEAM: K Glaser, R Smith, J Bradley, J Clubb, T Moncrieff, M Murray (D Clubb), R Grant, J Aitken, S Sim (L Spence), K Moar, J Simpson