April Cheshire Walking Football League – Celtic Defence Supreme
In the April Cheshire Walking Football League, Vintage Celtic are now second in the Premier Division table with a record of played 8, won 4, drawn 3, lost 1.
Once again, despite having a reduced squad due to holidays and unavailability, all the lads available did Celtic proud with some fine defensive football on the day.
The first fixture was against old foes Northgate Strollers, who proved to be over physical in their attempts to secure the 3 points. One player in particular went into the game ‘like a bull in a china shop’ and was intent on bulldozing anyone in his way. Even one of the other Northgate players admitted the lad was an idiot.
Despite these unorthodox tactics Celtic gave a fantastic defensive display to keep the score 0-0. If his own club won’t take action then perhaps the Cheshire Walking Football League disciplinary committee need to look into keeping their eye on this particular player as his actions are against the spirit of the game.
The second game in the April Cheshire Walking Football League was against Widnes and this resulted in another 0-0 draw. With lone striker Paul O’Neil upfront it was a difficult task to gain scoring chances.
The third game in Celtic’s fixtures resulted in a third 0-0 draw, this time against Silkmen Old Boys.
The final fixture in the April Cheshire Walking Football League was played against Helsby Old Boys and thanks to a Paul O’Neil goal Celtic came away with a 1-0 win.
In the second session of the Cheshire Walking Football Spring League Vintage Celtic remain 3 points behind leaders Northgate Strollers and 5 points ahead of third placed Widnes.
To sum up the day, Vintage Celtic put in an excellent effort despite having a limited squad and didn’t concede a goal thanks to some sterling defensive work and excellent goalkeeping from Mike Kieran.
Thanks to all the lads who played in the April Cheshire Walking Football League, Stuart Greaves, Dave Hardy, Mike Kieran, Paul O’Neil, Riddy Walker, Barry Whitmore and Keith Whitmore.