Cookstown Celtic scrap their way to Ambassadors victory

Cookstown Celtic and Hillstreet battle for the ball during Saturday's league encounter played at the fairhill.INMM0516-392
Cookstown Celtic and Hillstreet battle for the ball during Saturday's league encounter played at the fairhill.INMM0516-392
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Cookstown Celtic were back in league action on Saturday when they played hosts to Ambassadors and after a scrappy affair they emerged with a 2-1 victory.

Celtic started the brighter of the two sides and took the lead after fifteen minutes when Moore played a ball in behind the visitors defence and Mulligan nipped in front of the keeper to steer the ball home.

The visitors drew level ten minutes later when they pounced on a loose ball in midfield before crossing into the box were their attackers effort was deflected past Cummings in the Celtic goal. Celtic had Cummings to thank soon after when he made a great save from a 25 yard effort to deny Ambassadors the lead.

The second half was a scrappy affair with both sides failing to produce any flowing moves.

Ambassadors put the Celtic defence under some pressure with a flurry of corners but they could not breach the wall for a second time.

With time running out Moore released Mulligan in on goal and he stayed composed, rounding the ‘keeper before sending the ball into the roof of the net to ensure all three points for Celtic.

This weekend Celtic are on their travels when they go to Lurgan to face Hill Street in league action 2.15pm kick off

Training continues Wednesday 8-9pm at MUSA. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Cookstown Celtic will be running a Poker Classic on Sat 5th March in Mulligan’s Bar. Tickets are £10 and are available from any club member, Mulligan’s Bar or alternatively pay on the night.