Match Report -
Whitby do the Double on Celtic
By Keith Trudgeon

Celtic's season looks to be falling apart after this dreadful performance against struggling Whitby. Celtic, usually so formidable at home, were never in the game and never looked likely to score right from kick-off.

Celtic's only chance of the first period fell to Steve Pickford, the only player who can be excused from the general criticism, whose close-range diving header flew just wide of the post after a good move.

Whitby were a hard-working side. They didn't play particularly attractive football but were content to boot the ball to safety - a tactic which paid off. Their opening goal, in first-half injury time, was a gift. Gary Ingham uncharacteristically spilled a Dave Logan shot over the line when it should never really have troubled him.

In the second half Lee Ludlow hit two spectacular goals past a stunned Gary Ingham to give Whitby an easy three points.

Celtic were booed off after the final whistle which is perhaps a little unfair after some of the brilliant football we have seen at Bower Fold this season. The lads are still in with a shout - don't give up hope just yet.

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