Match Report -
Bottom Draw
By Keith Trudgeon

Celtic and Runcorn played out their second successive draw in four days at Bower Fold and rather like the first clash, this failed to capture the imaginations of either sets of fans.

Celtic will be relieved to have got two points from these fixtures against bogey side Runcorn and for a period in this game it looked like Celtic might snatch all three points.

Matthew McNeil, recalled to the side ahead of loan signing Darren Wardle, put Celtic ahead on 59 minutes and that looked like settling the game.

Celtic had earlier scorned the best chance of the night when the lively Winfield Steele hit a superb cross into the path of Kevin Parr, but the Celtic midfielder was unable to get a shot on target despite being unmarked in the six-yard box.

However, 13 minutes from time Celtic were cost victory. Possession was lost deep in Runcorn territory, a thumping long clearance found Celtic exposed and when Dave Higgins was hustled over, Mark Carter drove home clinically.

In truth, it was another uninspired performance from Celtic whose season is fizzling out to a disappointing end after such high hopes at the start of the campaign.