Celtic Youths..Glasgow Cup Winners 2014



A big well done to our under 17 s youth team on winning the Glasgow cup against sevco5088 tonight 1-0 with a fine goal from young Aiden Nesbitt,the last 5 or 6 yrs our youth teams have been dominating at every level and it must be gauling for the tribute act from govan to be second best at every aspect of the professional game ,rangers 1873-2012 followed in Celtics shadow for 140 yrs and sevco5088 are following suit in the last 2 yrs,the eternal chase from govan is fuelled by jealousy and hate,the fact is there not good enough and never will be.
Our youth setup is producing some very fine players like Liam henderson and celtic future looks very bright ,some of these kids are already showing fine potential and getting there just rewards with a game with the first team..the work done by the backroom staff in grooming these starlets off the future has to be applauded …
I think the way forward for the Scottish game is to invest in these kids and that’s all clubs ,,there s sure to be a few fine players among them,once again congratulations to the under 17s they done the club proud …look forward to seeing them parade the trophy end of season hh………..
Official Match Report
City of Glasgow Cup Final
Celtic Park, Glasgow
April 28, 2014CELTIC U17s…1
Nesbitt 73

AIDAN Nesbitt’s second-half strike saw Celtic Under-17s overcome their Rangers counterparts in Paradise and lift the Glasgow Cup for the first time in three years,The young midfielder found the net with 17 minutes remaining on the clock, slotting home into the far corner after the ball had rebounded back into his path.
It was well deserved triumph for the youths after they bossed the match from the off, and there were memorable scenes following the final whistle as captain Joe Thomson held the famous old trophy aloft,The game began at a typically frenetic pace as both teams fought for supremacy, with the first sight of goal falling to Rangers’ Ryan Hardie, but Sam Wardrop was well placed to block the striker’s shot.
Tommy McIntyre’s side replied with a succession of corners without profit. Kieran Tierney was also becoming more prominent down the left flank, sending in a series of inviting crosses without any takers,Clear-cut chances were at a premium but a moment of magic from Regan Hendry almost conjured up the opening goal.
After positive play from Thomson, the winger picked up possession just outside the box and unleashed a ferocious shot which beat goalkeeper Robby McCroie but cannoned off the inside of the post and to safety,The Bhoys were now growing in ascendancy. Thomson embarked on a purposeful run through the middle and slipped in Ciaran Lafferty, who flashed a shot across goal.
With his well-timed runs from midfield, Thomson was proving a thorn in the Rangers rearguard, and when Tierney’s cross was only partially cleared, he pounced on the loose ball. However, David Brownlie made a vital block,The Ibrox side looked most menacing on the break though the pace of Junior Ogen and Hardie, but Jack Breslin and Jamie McCart were marshalling the Celtic defence well, and Colin McCabe wasn’t called into serious action in the first half.
Dominating possession, the young Celts were moving the ball around with pace and purpose and they continued to make the running after the interval,A corner from Mark Hill dropped for Hendry but the attacker was unable to react quickly enough to capitalise.
And after some excellent interplay down the left between Tierney and Nesbitt, McCrorie was forced into a superb stop,It was one-way traffic. Substitute Calvin Miller’s powerful drive took a slight deflection and McCrorie couldn’t hold it. Lafferty reached the rebound but could only find the side-netting,Thomson also planted a header on target as the young Hoops continued to apply the pressure. Finally, the breakthrough arrived. After the Ibrox side failed to clear their lines, the ball fell for Nesbitt and he made no mistake, finding the far corner from 16 yards.
And he almost doubled the advantage moments later, the midfielder only denied by a last-gasp intervention of a Rangers defender,It had been all Celtic but McCabe had to be sharply off his line to deny the onrushing Hardie from a long ball over the top. The ball broke to Sam Jamieson but Wardrop was on hand to block his drive.
Celtic appeared to be coasting to victory but they had to survive a late scare as Jamieson’s effort cracked off the bar and to safety,However, they held firm to claim a well-deserved victory and bring the trophy back to Paradise for the first time in three years.
CELTIC (4-2-3-1) McCabe; Wardrop, McCart, Breslin, McIlduff; Hill, Nesbitt (Caird 88); Hendry, Thomson, Tierney (Miller 64); Lafferty (Boyd 76)



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THE CELTIC FOOTSOLDIERS MACLAD1888 The blog was setup over 6 years ago its mainly about celtic football club and the great fans ,but olso the wider footballing issues in scotland like Rangers fc deceased 1873-2012-and there piriah club Sevco .... its always developing and its not the finished article theres pages at the top which are works in progress..the core off the blog is fully operational and theres more than enough for people to get through,im always adding stuff.so enjoy it and share...this club off ours is very special its like no other and the celtic family is worldwide hh and god bless YNWA
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1 Response to Celtic Youths..Glasgow Cup Winners 2014

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