Moor Green had the play in the first half, racing into a 2-0 lead as Peter Faulds? goal was allowed to stand despite being three yards offside when he nodded the cross past Paul Pettinger. Paul Sykes rejoined the fray after an injury, only to fire over the bar. Moments later, against the run of play, Darren Middleton whipped in a cross, Mark Hume getting the final touch and the credit for a goal he didn?t want.
Hume?s day got worse as Celtic fought their way back into the match, taking the game to Moor Green. He collided with Jason Moore after Moor Green player had already seen his tentative shot saved by Pettinger. Moore went down, and the referee decided that Hume was the last man and controversially sent him off on the stroke of half time.
Down to ten men, two goals down, Celtic could have been forgiven for letting their heads drop, but the opposite happened, with Lee Ellington almost getting on the score sheet before Steve Brodie did, just after the hour mark to set up a tense finish. New signing Andy Parton was introduced and almost equalised, with Paul Sykes and Lee Ellington also coming close to earning a share of the points, but there was to be no comeback, and Moor Green held on to move into eighth.