Match Report -
Celtic get a second away clean sheet
By Mike Brierley
Celtic put in a determined display to gain a point at fortress Wetherby Road against a side touted by many to finish in the play offs come the end of the season.

Manager John Reed elected to field an unchanged line up from the side that had beaten Lancaster earlier in the week and his faith was rewarded as he saw his charges put up a resilient display against his former club.

The damp conditions were not conducive to good football from either side yet conversely perhaps it was this that helped Celtic's rearguard repel any Harrogate attack with ease.

That is perhaps being a little harsh on the whole of the back line who gave a far more disciplined performance than had been seen thus far this season. Given that it came in potentially one of their hardest away tasks of the season can only be a good thing.

Further up the pitch, Celtic's forwards were also having difficulty in creating any meaningful attacks, with James Turley laying claim to the best opportunity to score but his header looped over the bar.

Still a point away from home is never a bad thing and just seven days into the 2006/2007 Nationwide North season, whilst many fans start to fear a long hard season ahead as they see their team slip to another 4-0 defeat, Celtic fans are safe in the knowledge that their team hasn't had that bad a start.

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