Match Report -
Battle of the Winsford Martyrs
By Keith Trudgeon

Celtic got back to winning ways after 3 defeats in 4 games - but they left it until the 86th minute to beat basement club Winsford.

Winsford, who had recorded their first win of the season only four days earlier, were a very spirited side and a Celtic victory had looked unlikely for long spells of the game.

Celtic had a great start with Steve Pickford hitting the pass of the night to send Tony Sullivan clear. He rounded the keeper and calmly put the Blues into the lead.

However, Winsford fought back when ex-Celtic striker Steve Shaughnessy sent a looping header past Ingham for a nineteenth minute equaliser. It was also good to see two other former Celts on the field for Winsford - Mark Powell and Ronnie Goldbourne.

The late introductions of Liam Robinson and Andy Mason changed the course of the game for Celtic, as they began to find gaps in the Winsford defence and between them found a winner.

Derek Ward's pass found Robinson in space. He sprinted clear, rounded the keeper and hit a powerful cross to the far post. Kevin Parr headed back across goal and super-sub Mason bundled home from close-range.

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