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Celtic win in style over Aberdeen

Celtic FC 6

Miller 2, Kerr 18, Own Goal 52, Murray 58, Quinn 63, 74

Aberdeen FC 0

  • Thursday, 17 July 2014
  • Aberdeen Sports Village
  • Under 16´s
  • Denis Law Tournament - Group Stage

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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Celtic got their Denis Law tournament campaign off to a great start on Wednesday with a convincing 3-0 win over Dundee. The Bhoys put in an even better display against the Dons at Aberdeen Sports Village to record a 6-0 win. Celtic manager Tommy McIntyre will be pleased with how they got on the ball and attacked at the Aberdeen defence.
 
This was a re-match of last years final with Celtic coming out on top. Celtic had all 1998 birthdays in their team with Aberdeen having a younger team. Celtic got out of the traps early and got off to a great start after two minutes. A great ball in by Innes Murray was met by Calvin Miller who was at the right place at the right time to open the scoring. 
 
The Glasgow side looked very dangerous whenever they got on the ball and nearly made it two just a couple of minutes later. Another great ball came into the six yard area by Murray which was this time met by Theo Archibald whose effort just went inches wide of the left hand post. 
 
In the 18th minute, Celtic doubled their advantage, a great corner was swung in from the left hand side from Mark Hill who wonderfully picked up Josh Kerr who ran free of the Aberdeen defence and headered home. It was a goal that came straight off the training ground.
 
Celtic were out for more and then thought they made it 3-0 after an Innes Murray ball found Regan Hendry however he was just caught out by the linesman's flag.
  • Half Time:
  • Celtic FC
  • 2-0
  • Aberdeen FC
Tommy McIntyre's outfit were going out for more and they made it 3-0 12 minutes after the interval. A great ball came in from the right hand channel from Ciaran McKenna which caused all sorts of problems for the Aberdeen defence and Conor Strachan knocked the ball into his own net when trying to clear away the danger.
 
Aberdeen's first shot on goal came 16 minutes into the second half, Seyon Kosheodo went on a brilliant run before attempting to knock the ball past Ross Doohan from 25 yards out however it was a shy shot in the end and Doohan gathered with ease.
 
Celtic then made it 4 and almost certainly wrapped the game up, one of Celtic's strong points was they got the ball down both wings and troubled Aberdeen and that's literally what happened for this goal. A great ball came in from Regan Hendry which was met by Innes Murray who tapped home. 
 
In the 63rd minute, it was five, a throw-in by Mark Hill found Aidan Quinn who then did the rest by turning the Aberdeen defence before slotting the ball home.Some Aberdeen fans came before the Dons's Europa League qualifier against FC Groningen and some left before the game because it was hard to take.
 
Celtic finished the game off in style with Quinn getting himself a brace,another great ball came in from Mark Hill which was met by the forward who fired home. Quinn had a good game against Dundee and showed his abilities once more when he came on. 
 
Celtic looked like they aren't going to give up their defence of the Denis Law tournament without a fight and showed that with a  brilliant display, next up for the Hoops is Juvenile outfit Lewis United. 
  • Full Time:
  • Celtic FC
  • 6-0
  • Aberdeen FC

Lineups

Celtic FC
Aberdeen FC

1. Ross Doohan
2. Anthony Ralston
3. Blair Kidd
4. Dan Higgins
5. Josh Kerr
6. Mark Hill
7. Innes Murray
8. Brandon Payne
9. Calvin Miller
10. Regan Hendry
11. Theo Archibald
12. Jack Mooney
13. Conor Hazard
14. Ciaran McKenna
15. Scott Hay
16. Rory Currie
17. Aidan Quinn
18. Ross Nally

1. Reece Willison
2. Darren Haynes
3. Bradley Strachan
4. Rory MacEwan
5. Bradley Manson
6. Stewart Rennie
7. Jamie Buglass
8. Liam Strachan
9. Connor McLennan
10. Bruce Anderson
11. Seyon Kosheodo
12. Liam Morrison
14. Andrew Youngson
15. Lewis Wilson
16. Laurie Cunningham
17. Conor Strachan
21. David Craddock

Star Player
Celtic FC
Aberdeen FC
A few contenders for this award however it's going to Mark Hill, a few assists and a very good athlete.
Reece Willison - Not a lot of positives Aberdeen will take out of this one, Reece kept the score down with a few cracking saves.
Magic Moment
Celtic FC
Aberdeen FC
Celtic's second goal, a great ball in followed by a great header, straight off the training ground.
Seyon Kosheodo's 25 yard effort would have lifted the team up a wee bit, was unlucky.
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