Celtic supporters can start their Friday night with free SFA Youth Cup action

By Euan Davidson

October 21, 2021

Celtic supporters are being offered free tickets to watch Greig Robertson’s U18 side take on Partick Thistle at the Penny Cars Stadium.

Kicking off at 7.30pm tomorrow night, it’s a great way for Hoops fans to kick off their weekend in earnest. And, to see the next generation of Celtic talents without having to pay a penny.

Yep – it’ll cost nothing. Through the Airdrieonians ticketing website, you can gain free access. For adults, U16s, concessions, students; everyone.

Celtic put 5 past East Fife [Soccerway] in the previous round, setting up a local derby (of sorts) with Partick Thistle. Rocco Vata was the star, with a sublime assist to send the Bhoys on their way.

Ahead of the game, Greig Robertson said [Celtic FC]:

“We’ve played Partick Thistle a lot over the years in the Glasgow Cup and League games. There’s always a rivalry there as they’re a Glasgow club.

“They’re very well-organised, hard-working and with players who can hurt us if we’re not organised and on our game. I think we’ll be in for a physical game on Friday night but one that I hope we’ll control in terms of possession. Hopefully we’ll create chances and things will go our way.”

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No catches, no gimmicks – just free SFA Youth Cup football for Celtic supporters

Sounds like a good deal to us.

With the B Team not in action until the 25th [Celtic FC], it’s likely that more than a few of Tommy McIntyre’s stars could feature.

Rocco Vata, certainly, but also some promising talents. Adam Brooks, Bruno Davidson, MacKenzie Carse and Tsoanelo Letsosa are likely to be part of Robertson’s line-up. Undoubtedly, they are names to watch over the coming years.

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We’ve seen the advantages of competitive football for young players. And with Darren O’Dea explaining how youngsters are able to impress first-team coaches, it feels like an exciting moment for the Academy.

So the talent is there, a local rivalry is there, and – it bears repeating – it’s absolutely free.

Here’s hoping enough supporters get to Airdrie to make some noise for the Bhoys against Partick Thistle. It’s a great way to start a Friday night, and to show support for the Celtic Academy players.

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