Match Report -
Third time lucky
By Six Yard Sam
Celtic?s away win drought ended after one of their furthest trips to blustery Worcester. The game was marred by yet more controversial and inept official decisions, but fortunately (for a change), Celtic were still able to take all three points.

Midway into the first half, Lee Ellington fired a terrific shot that Danny McDonnell carried into his own net, but with the linesmen well out of position, Celtic suffered as Spurs as suffered against United, when the decision was not to give the goal. As Celtic quashed any threat from Worcester, they continued to mount efforts to ensure that they would get a goal that would stand, and both Lee Ellington and Paul Sykes saw efforts blocked.

The second half continued in the same vein with debutant Ashley Winn controlling the midfield and Worcester rendered toothless through some great defending. Lee Ellington once more put the ball into the back of the net midway through the second half, this time there was no doubt as to the location of the ball, but the assistant referee was once again out of position, and decided Ellington must have been offside (he wasn?t), and ruled the goal off.

It looked as though the away-day-curse would strike again for Celtic, though they kept plugging away, Ashley Winn threaded a ball through the defence for Lee Ellington to chase, he did so, going one-on-one with Danny McDonnell. McDonnell?s luck finally ran out as Ellington slotted the ball past him on the stroke of full time.

Worcester finally made an effort when Leon Kelly forced Paul Pettinger into an excellent reaction block deep into stoppage time, denying the ex-Celtic front man an equaliser and putting Celtic right back into the play-off mixer.

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