Match Report -
Woodwork!
By Debbie Taylor

The woodwork twice denied Celtic anything from a game that was lacklustre from start to finish from both sides.

Apart from the opening goal from Josh Moreman, latching onto a ball over the top and slotting past Alex Cairns, there was little action in the opening forty minutes, Celtic finally coming alive with five minutes left on the clock. Chris Hall drilled a low shot towards the far post, but somehow Paul Walker go ta hand to it, the ball coming out to Mark Lees who smashed in the return shot only for it to smack against the underside of the bar and then cleared by desperate defending.

Any thought that Celtic would start the second half where they left off the first was soon dispelled, though Greg Wilkinson's edge of the box shot did force Walker into a decent enough stop. Histon seemed content to sit on the one goal lead, and hold Celtic at bay, which they were doing remarkably well at. What chances Celtic did have were from distance, Tom Buckley looping an effort in for Walker to claim comfortably.

Celtic's best chance of an equaliser came with three minutes left on the clock, Adam Pepper cynically brought down just outside the box when through on goal. Kristian Platt took the free kick and had Walker completely beaten, only for the thunderous effort to hit the crossbar and fly away to safety, giving Histon all three points.

1Walker, Paul  
2Ives, SamYellow Card 
3Crowe, JasonYellow Card 
4McGowan, Tom  
5Piergianni, Carl  
6Malone, Paul  
7Semple, Ryan  
8Wedderburn, Nat  
9Vieira, Avelino  > 56
10N\'Guessan, Joseph  
11Moreman, Josh  
12Webb, Lewis  
14Richardson, Liam  
15Bryan, Michael  
16Ivey-Ward, Jordan  < 56
17Manga, Marc  
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