Celtic ended their run of five games without a win with this comfortable victory against a combative Barrow side. Although there is no doubt that the introduction of substitutes Martin Filson and Tony Sullivan transformed the fortunes of this match.
For an hour, the visitors had played the better football and looked the most likely winners. On the right side of their midfield, they had a class act in Neil Illman who peppered the Celtic goal with shots and sent in a series of corners which caused no end of trouble to the 'Bridge defence. His cross in first half injury time should have led to Barrow taking the lead, but Mark Hume put his attempt over the bar from two yards.
Celtic had squandered possession rather too easily in the first period but when Filson and Sullivan were brought on after the interval, the Cumbrians were somewhat shaken out of their comfort zone and Steele scored a clever goal with a shot over keeper Bishop from just outside the area.
Minutes later, Sullivan's pace took him clear of Andy Hill and the forward cleverly rounded Bishop to put Celtic two up.
The substitutes combined in the last minute to seal the points, Sullivan crossing for Filson to score. There was still time for Hume to net a goal for Barrow but it was scant consolation for the visitors who, in the end, were simply outclassed.