It was a horror show at Worcester, with Worcester getting their best result of the season putting five past Celtic without reply.
Celtic started brightly enough, and Steve Tames's thirty yard volley whistled past the post and Jack Higgins jut not able to apply enough to a free kick to divert it past Nathan Vaughan.
Twenty minutes in, and the collapse began with a Peter Wylie own goal, turning Daniel Nti's low cross past Tony McMillan at the near post. Adam Farrell almost equalised, hitting the side netting after a long throw wasn't cleared, but when Shaun Donnellan's scuffed shot bobbled through to Nti, his scuffed shot was just beyond the reach of McMillan. With the first goal given to Nti, he was on a hattrick, and when he received the ball at the edge of the box with his back to goal, he had the time and space he needed to turn and shoot into the bottom corner.
Celtic could not get going in the second half, and were left chasing shadows for Worcester's fourth as they show-boated, culminating in a decent cross from Nti, but Amandou Bakayoko was completely unmarked to plant his header.
Dale wright's driven free kick through the crowd could have gone anywhere, it went for a corner, but when the corner was cleared, Worcester broke, and Sam Minihan's looping cross bounced off Wylie's shin for his and Celtic's second own goal of the match. This one stood as an own goal, even though it was given against Jack Higgins. Alex Gudger twice went close to inflicting Celtic's heaviest defeat of the season, Jack Higgins denied him his first, and Tony McMillan his second effort. Marius Ologu also had a couple of late efforts, but they were half-hearted.
All-in-all?one to be forgotten.
|7||Nti, Dan||> 63|
|8||Donellan, Shaun||> 61|
|11||Murphy, Jordan||> 63|
|12||Burton, Deon||< 63|
|14||Hughes, Lee||< 63|
|15||Ologu, Marius||< 61|