Two late second half goals by Worcester capped a game that on balance, Worcester probably deserved to win.
The signs were there early in the match as play-off chasing Worcester camped outside the Celtic box. Danny Glover tested Alex Cairns with a driven shot to the corner that was scrambled round the post, and Danny Rowe had the freedom of the park off the resulting corner, but contrived to miss from close range. Glover had a second chance moments later, when Cairns had come out to narrow the angle, and Glover's shot was past him, only for Callum Warburton to hack away off the line.
It wasn't all Worcester's way, and some great build up play resulted in Lewis Hatch feeding Jack Laird at the edge of the box for a curling shot through a crowd that Worcester keeper, Glyn Thompson did well to get across and palm out for a corner with a great save. There were a lot of almost chances for Celtic, with the final ball just not quite good enough. Greg Wilkinson's twenty-five yard effort was deflected over the bar by Stuart Whitehead and Jack Laird doubled back and turned well in the box, but sent his shot flying high over the bar.
Just before the interval, Rob Elvins had his head in his hands as his effort beat Cairns but crashed back off the crossbar, and Cairns was well placed to deny the follow up effort from Matt Birley.
The second half started more evenly, Corey Gregory finding the space for a shot, but not the power, and Jack Laid doing likewise, whilst a free kick from Rowe required an excellent save from Cairns at the other end. Stuart Whitehead got in the way of Laird's shot before Worcester were given a great chance, with Danny Glover able to run thirty yards unchallenged, before curling his shot past Cairns. Seconds later, and Celtic struggled to clear a corner. Unmarked Mike Symons latched onto Lee Ayres ball to place it in the back of the net. Worcester ran the last few minutes down.
|7||Birley, Matt||> 73|
|9||Taylor, Michael||> 61|
|10||Glover, Danny||> 86|
|12||Symons, Mike||< 61|
|14||Breeze, Matt||< 73|
|16||Edwards, Danny||< 86|