Match Report -
Own Goals!
By Debbie Taylor

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 Tamesís 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 Ntiís low cross past Tony McMillan at the near post. Adam Farrell almost equalised, hitting the side netting after a long throw wasnít cleared, but when Shaun Donnellanís 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 Worcesterís fourth as they show-boated, culminating in a decent cross from Nti, but Amandou Bakayoko was completely unmarked to plant his header.

Dale wrightís 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 Minihanís looping cross bounced off Wylieís shin for his and Celticís 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 Celticís 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-allÖone to be forgotten.

1Vaughan, Nathan  
2Minihan, Sam  
3Gudger, Alex  
4Sharpe, Tom  
5Thomas, Wayne   
6Jackman, Danny  
7Nti, Dan  > 63
8Donellan, Shaun   > 61
9Bakayoko, Amandou   
10Gater, Connor   
11Murphy, Jordan   > 63
12Burton, Deon  < 63
14Hughes, Lee  < 63
15Ologu, Marius  < 61
16 Waldron, Dean  
17Ross, Ethan  
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