Match Report -
Unbeatable
By Debbie Taylor

A sauntering performance was all that was required to see off a Blyth side that struggle to win away from home this season.

Neither keeper was really troubled in the first twenty minutes, though Burke made a fine save to deny Filson after twenty five minutes. The result of this was a corner that Bauress lofted into the box, for Parr to flick towards goal, and McNeil to redirect it over the outstretched hand of Burke. In the first half, the only real threat came from corners, with both Sullivan and McNeil looking tired.

The Celtic defence was having a good day, restricting Blyth to long range shots, that rarely looked on target. The only decent Blyth effort was ably plucked out of the air by Ingham, on form again.

Just before half time, Jones was quite deliberately brought down in the box, but the referee saw nothing wrong, and waved play on.

Celtic started the second half, seemingly with the intention of maintaining the one goal lead.

Ingham made two fine saves before Celtic realised this was not a tenable position.

Sullivan was taken off, shoring up the midfield with the inclusion of Pickford. This proved a good move defensively, as Ingham was not really troubled again.

Wilson obviously decided that a pair of fresh legs would run the tired Blyth defence ragged. Evans replaced McNeil, and immediately made an impact, when he was the quickest to react when Keegan cleared Jones' shot off the line, after the midfield man had rounded beaten the keeper.

Another victory, bringing the unbeaten run this season to twelve games (seven of which have been away).

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