Celtic B climb Lowland League table with confident away victory; one youngster stands out

By John McGinley

October 25, 2021

A Bruno Davidson inspired Celtic B performance led Tommy McIntyre’s side to a confident 2-0 victory away from home in the Scottish Lowland Football League tonight.

The Young Hoops travelled to Cumbernauld Colts to play one of their many games in hand in the well-contested division.

Winger Davidson helped get Celtic B off to the flyer with a probing run just minutes in, resulting in a cross from the byline that played havoc with the home defence. What happened next was described as both an Owen Moffat goal and an own goal online, but either way, the result was the same – one-nil up to the Bhoys.

With impressive talents such as Bosun Lawal and Rocco Vata starting, Celtic B were close to full strength and as a result, continued to push for a second goal.

That came 12 minutes after half time when Davidson was fed by Ben Wylie before sticking the ball into the roof of the Colts net.

Davidson, still just 17, signed for Celtic from respected youth development outfit Hutchinson Vale back in January 2020. Celtic were reported to have fended off English Premier League clubs such as Leicester City and West Ham United to secure him on a three-year deal. He also previously had trials at Liverpool and Southampton but felt his future was best served in Scotland. [Daily Record]

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Tonight’s result moves the Bhoys up into sixth position from ninth pre-match, ahead of East Kilbride on goal difference. East Stirlingshire, Civil Service Strollers, Spartans, Rangers B and Bonnyrigg Rose are all above, but Celtic B hold games in hand on them all.

The next match comes on Saturday at home, again facing Cumbernauld Colts. On tonight’s evidence that’s very much a winnable game and the youngsters will be confident of picking up three more points.

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