Match Report -
By Keith Trudgeon

Paul Dixon made his first start in a Celtic shirt for five years and the veteran centre half starred in a defence which allowed Gainsborough only three shots on target in the whole 90 minutes.

However, it was still the same old story for the 'Bridge as poor finishing and a collective unwillingness to shoot when through on goal meant they had to settle for a share of the spoils in a match they dominated from start to finish.

Celtic took the lead in the fifth minute when the outstanding Tony Sullivan broke free on the left and crossed for Matthew McNeil to side foot home from 12 yards.

The game could well have been over inside the first 15 minutes as McNeil, Sullivan, Parr and McNeil again all had great chances to increase the lead, but their failure to capitalise meant that there was an air of inevitability about Trinity's equaliser. In the 35th minute, Bennett's free-kick deflected off the Celtic wall and Steve Williams drove the rebound low past Ingham's outstretched arm.

The Blues totally dominated the second half, but aside from a great chance which fell to Kevin Parr, never really looked like breaking the deadlock and Trinity were without doubt the happier of the two sides with the point.

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