Match Report -
Celtic unable to capitalise on a two goal lead
By Mike Brierley
Just days after Celtic had turned in a fine performance at Harrogate, Celtic let slip a 2-0 lead against Scarborough and in doing so showed both sides of their character.

After a quiet opening, the game erupted into life when Jamie Kay struck his first goal for the club and it's arguable whether or not a better strike will be seen all season from a full back.

Spotting the Scarborough Keeper off his line, following a corner, Kay unleashed a screamer and he was as surprised as most as he saw it nestle in the back of the net.

Shortly after, Turley's through ball found the feet of Lee Ellington, who when presented with his first goal scoring opportunity of the season never seemed likely to miss.

Celtic were 2-0 up and hadn't even played well, relying to heavily on long balls up top the front men. Although such an advantage would indicate that the points were safe then this is far from the truth.

Mark Haran eventually succumbed to an ankle injury and this seemed to be the catalyst for the turn of events that was to follow.

Lee Whittingham was allowed space to give the visitors a glimmer of hope as he rifled in a shot from the edge of the box but worse was to follow.

In an effort to shore up the defence following Haran's injury, Hume was moved into the back four and just as he was finding his feet, he found himself undone by Chris Thompson who levelled the scores with ease.

This was not a good performance from Celtic and although they remain unbeaten, work needs to be done if Celtic are to mount any sort of a challenge this season.

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