(Duffy 65, Watson 85)
The winning goals got scored at the second half of the game by Wallace Duffy and Broque Watson whose heroic goals saw Celtic’s Development Side into defeating Dundee 2-0 even in torrential conditions tonight at Cappielow. With the present win the young Hoops gets to maintain their 100 per cent start to the league campaign.
65th minute into the game Duffy scored the game opener by heading in the corner, then Watson completed the score chat with his goal also 20mins just after Deffy’s opener sealing the victory over the previously unbeaten visitors.
Just before the second half kicked off the young Hoops had a trill in the first half also driving several chances at the goal. Captain Regan Hendry, having two early efforts but denied, the midfielder drove a low shot wide from distance just then his drive was blocked.
Jack Lambert took is drive from the way side flashing narrowly wide, before Kerr McInroy struck the defensive wall with a free-kick and Hendry tried his luck with a rebound from long-range but just couldn’t find the back net.
Celtic goalkeeper Ryan Mullen was brought to book just has the referee called a foul as he attempted to head clear a ball over the top. Dundee came close to a goal just when its defender Julen Etxabeguren had to put the team ahead with a free-kick, but came avail as he hit the ball over.
Following the light of his team mates Ewan Henderson showed his confidence as he swept through several challenges into the opponents box before shooting for goal but his shot was saved by shot-stopper Kyle Gourlay at his near post.
At the return of the game into the second half Dundee emerged more driven to win than they did first half in desperate struggle for goals as Jesse Curran delivered an unexpected shot over and a number of other efforts to rain in on Mullen goals, it just seem to happen that goal luck wasn’t on his side.
However, game luck was on the side of the Bhoys as they made the vital breakthrough as Duffy header became the opener of the game, finding the back of the net through a corner.
Even after the first goal the Hoops felt more alive and enthusiastic on netting the visitors, Tommy McIntyre’s team grew in advancement pressing on seeking more goals and after some lovely work from substitute Jack Aitchison, Watson took a shot that dived inches over.
Dundee wasn’t relentless but they didn’t just stand the chance as the Hoops youngsters were always a ruthless when they countered and Henderson wasn’t far away after breaking forward from his own half and they secured the three points just after a wonderful wing-play from Watson, who continued his weaving run into the box and delivered an astonishing finish.
Just before the end of the game there was still little or no time left as Mullen kept a clean sheet for the team producing a superb stop from a header and Kerr McInroy stopping a shot from going through. The young Celts saw out a compelling contest to continue their impressive start to the season ahead of their return to UEFA Youth League action next week away to Bayern Munich.
CELTIC (4-2-3-1) Mullen; Duffy, Deas, Hill, Welsh; McInroy, Thomson; Hendry, E. Henderson, Watson; Crossan (Aitchison 68).
Not Used: Willison, Diver, Aitchison, Bell, Savoury, Campbell