Match Report -
Penalty secures points
By Six Yard Sam

Celtic came back from a goal down to secure a point deep in Cumbria on a dark Tuesday night, but (as far as the home side were concerned) it was a dubious point.

Celtic had the better of the opening chances, Sean McConville looking to add to his season's tally but the shot was straightforward for Barrow custodian, Tony McMillan, and it was somewhat against the run of play when loanee Marcus Carver took advantage of static defending to nod home Nick Rushton's right wing cross.

Ten minutes later and there was a superb save from McMillan, again denying McConville, letting the hosts reach the interval in the lead.

McMillan was again there to deny McConville as Celtic started the second half strongly, and Celtic were handed a good chance when Marcus Carver, scorer of the only goal dived in the box and was given a second yellow for his efforts, and dismissed. The home fans were incensed, and were nearly more incensed when McConville's curling shot smacked against the woodwork after finally beating McMillan.

Barrow were finally breached when McMillan clumsily brought down Obi Anorou, much to the horror of the home fans, and Celtic were awarded a penalty. Kristian Platt stepped up and made up for his first half glaring miss off a corner, by smacking the ball into the back of the net despite a slight touch from McMillan who guessed right.

Celtic thoroughly deserved the point, but no more.

1McMillan, Tony  
2Burns, Andrew  
3Radcliffe, Craig  
5O\'Donnell, Danny  
6Reynolds, Duran  
7Rushton, Nick  > 68
8Davies, Richard  
9Carver, MarcusRed Card 
10Harvey, Alex-Ray  
11Allen, Jamie  > 85
12Arnison, Gareth  < 68
14Williams, Robbie  
15Bowen, Aaron  
16Lacey, Paddy  
17Walker, Nick  < 85
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