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Match Report - Friendly - Tuesday July 24th, 2012
Sam the man
By Iain Benson
A wonderful free kick from Christopher Aurier ten minutes into the second half was met by the head of trialist from Lancaster City, Sam Eggerton at the back post with Celtic's first effort.
The first half was largely a non-event. Celtic played it around well, and restricted to Witton to very little, but in the process created fired bavery little themselves. Stott and Tuck for the home side both had half chances, but never looked like threatening as the game showed plenty of passing, but no end product.
Celtic brought on a completely different eleven in the second half, and looked more interested in scoring, Dennis Sheriff went close before Mitchell Austin was upended just outside the box. Aurier's free kick looked destined for the top corner on its own, with Cooper rooted as the ball curled over him. To make sure, Eggerton beat the defender on the line to the ball and put Celtic in the lead.
It could have been doubled a couple of minutes later when Austin's cannon of a shot cannoned back off the crossbar. So it was, when Fallon's initial shot was well saved by Ashley Woodhouse, Mark Buchan fired the rebound back into equalise. There was plenty of ball around both boxed after this, but neither keeper was called into making a difficult claim, and as the late summer sun faded, so did the game.
Booker, Mark 65
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