In the only game played by the Club today the U14s suffered the heartbreak of elimination from the SFAI Goodson Cup when they lost on penalties after a scoreless draw (AET) in a very exciting game played at the MDL Grounds. The fixture was moved there when Tully park was declared unplayable.
In truth this was a game that Celtic could easily have won. They were far superior to the visitors technically from start to finish but had difficulty at times coping with the direct approach of the Monaghan lads. Both keepers distinguished themselves in an entertaining end to end game & Celtic keeper Sean Spratt turned from hero to villian in the shoot-out after extra time failed to break the deadlock. Having saved from the spot he took the last penalty himself for a place in the last 32 of the competition but saw his shot rise well over the bar. The visitors hit the winner in sudden death after another Celtic miss.
Robert Sweeney & Joan Lehmann were outstanding throughout & Gavin Mullen turned in a another top class performance but this was a fine all round display that deserved more.
The Club wishes Monaghan Utd the very best of luck against St. Joseph’s from Sallynoggin in tbe next round.
Full match report to follow. Click here for more pictures.