(Griffiths 41, Roberts 61)
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND XI…2
(Browne 4, O’Dowda 58)
SCOTT Brown was further honoured as a Celtic legend even has fans pured out in numbers to celebrate the Hopps captain in his testimial match against the Republic of Ireland XI. Both Celtic fans and team mate showed great support to their skipper and leader. With much affections the 32 year old and his family won’t forget this day in a long time.
11years ago Scott got signed through Celts former manager Gordon Strachan from Hibernian and has been a magnificent hoop ever since. Martin O’Neill came along with his Irish team for the event and several stars were also in attendance, likes of Henrik Larsson.
It’s not a common thing for modern day footballers to be honoured with such lengendary hights, apparently Scott is been loved for his love for the team, the hard courses he had to endure with the team and his passionate endeavors throughout his career approaching 500 appearance.
Scott is now one of Celtics most decorated with 8 league titles, 4Scottish Cups and 4 League Cups and most of them acquired as the Bhoys captain.
After a 2 goal win against Motherwell at Hampden the Hoops made history by becoming the first team to secure the double treble, following last season’s invincible treble.
Regardless being a back bone to the team Scott has always commended the Bhoys and management as the main unit for delivery, and also not forgetting the role of the fans as they cheer the Hoops.
The fans were still in the mode to party following yesterdays win and didn’t hold back to lift Scott’s spirit even with songs delivering tones of Amhrán na bhFiann and You’ll Never Walk Alone.
Hoops ended up with a tie game against Ireland but the atmosphere was filled with entertainment. Leigh Griffith scored the equalizer just before the first half end against Alan Brownes Ireland leader 4mins into the game. Callum O’Dowda rushed to the Irish aid in restoring their lead, Patrick Robert came retaliating for the Bhoys and drawing the match, which came in handy just as he bids his farewell to the Hoops on his return to his mother club Manchester City.
Paradise was filled with loud roar for the youngster as he left the field at the closing stage, same is been said for Henrik Larsson as well, when he came unto the pitch. The Legend was denied a goal goalkeeper Conor O’Malley, which would have set Paradise one fire.
After the game, Scott along side Brendan Rodgers and the rest of the Hoops paraded the 3 pieces of silverware they won during the campaign and took the salute of supporters.
CELTIC: De Vries; Hendry, Simunovic, Mulgrew, Miller; Brown, Kouassi; Johnston, Roberts, Sinclair; Griffiths
Subs: Gordon, Tierney, Boyata, Ajer, Lustig, Ntcham, Armstrong, Rogic, McGregor, Dembele, Forrest, Aitchison, Deas, Church, R. Hendry, Larsson
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND XI: Doyle, Coleman, Egan, Lenihan, Williams, O’Dowda, Browne, Williams, McClean, Walters, Maguire
Subs: Stevens, Doherty, Burke, Cunningham, O’Malley, Robinson