Super Celtic defy the odds to claim fourth consecutive victory
Monday 26th March 2018 @ 10:47 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

Evo-Stik Premier Division

Stalybridge Celtic 2-0 Warrington Town

Celtic made it four wins on the bounce with another impressive display against second placed Warrington Town. A bumper 615 saw a confident Celtic take charge of the game for the most part. Warrington started positively, and the impressive Jack Walton pulled off a superb point blank save from a Gray header. But Celtic took the game to their visitors. Wilkinson putting in a fantastic cross that an unmarked Wolfenden was inches away from prodding home. Three minutes before the break a defence cutting pass from Morton saw Hughes one on one with McMillan. The ex Celtic keeper wasn’t quick enough for the pacy winger and up ended him in the box, the referee made the easy call of penalty. Dickinson stepped up and stroked the ball home for his fifteenth goal of the season.
Not happy with the one goal lead Celtic double it right on half time. A ball over the top was met by Hughes who calmly waited for support in Wilkinson. Hughes layed the ball to Wilkinson who had a lot of work to do. As he approached the edge of the box he shifted the ball quickly and let fly with a thunderous shot that flew past McMillan into the top corner. An excellent goal.

The second half saw Warrington throw everything at Celtic. To a man the Celtic defence were impenetrable. Killock especially showing great leadership, marshaling his defence. Block after block, header after header Celtic’s back line were not going to let Warrington back into the game without a fight. As the visitors continued to press Liam Dickinson dropped back and added to the water tight defence. When the Celtic back line was breached Warrington met Walton who’s form for Celtic has been remarkable. The Barnsley keeper really impressing during his stint at Bower Fold. After six minutes of stoppage time the whole Celtic team and fans celebrated as the referee blew for full time. A great up turn in form for Steve Burr’s men as the games come thick and fast.

Attendance: 615

By Shaun Bishop