Match Report -
No Score Bore Draw
By Keith Trudgeon

At least Celtic didn't concede a late goal and lose as they have done in their last two away matches but at least if they did it would have provided us with a bit of goal mouth action in this bore-draw.

Celtic gave a debut to Darren Wardle, a former Bury Y.T.S., who was at Gigg Lane at the same time as Winfield Steele, and the 19-year-old, on loan from Oldham, looked the part with the ball at his feet. However, he will need to toughen up and sharpen up if he wants a run in Phil Wilson's side.

He did lay on a superb cross at the end of a five man move-of-the-match, for Steve Jones to send in a header which Richard Acton tipped over.

That about covers Celtic as an attacking force - most of the best work was done in defence with Eddie Johnston and Dave Higgins doing well and young compatriot Matthew Williamson continuing his brilliant season.

They kept Runcorn at bay, leaving Ingham with precious little to do, apart from catching the odd cross.

A draw was about right but a goal or two would have helped keep the crowd happy on a sunny afternoon at Canal Street.