Top goalscorer, most creative; The Celtic B youngsters who racked up big numbers this season
Results elsewhere over the weekend secured Celtic B a third-placed finish in their debut season of the Lowland League.
There was an outside chance of the young Celts securing 2nd in the fifth tier of Scottish Football, but it wasn’t to be, losing out on a second-placed finish on goal difference.
Tommy McIntyre and his side can be proud of their efforts, picking up 73 points in 34 games whilst also holding the 2nd best defensive record in the league.
Alongside the impressive defensive record, the Hoops also had a total of 18 goalscorers in the side, from 35 players who all played their part across the campaign.
Finishing top goalscorer was young striker Adam Brooks who pipped Owen Moffat to the award by two goals, scoring 16 in 30 appearances.
Moffat was also amongst the highest creators in the B side this season with 8 assists. However, that sat him third on the list of players with the most assists, as creative midfielder Ben Wylie topped the charts with 12.
Kenzie Carse was a mainstay in the Celtic B midfielder, making 36 appearances which was the most in the entire squad. Impressively, all the Scotland u19 internationalists’ appearances came from the start this season.
Wylie also topped the yellow cards chart with his tenacious style of play in the middle of the park resulting in 9 across the campaign.
The young Celtic side picked up just two red cards as Bosun Lawal, and Conor Hazard made up that list.
Some fans may remember the sending off Hazard received from a foul on Clyde’s David Goodwillie in a Glasgow Cup tie, somehow giving away a penalty as a result.
Many positives to take from first season of Lowland League action
Although the season finished off on a slightly disappointing note for the Celtic B side, with two losses to Glasgow rivals Rangers, there are still many positives to take from the first campaign of competitive men’s football.
Four youngsters who featured for the B side made their first-team debut under Ange Postecoglou, with several others also spending time training at Lennoxtown.
With such a young side, Tommy McIntyre and his squad will be looking to build on this season’s experiences and take it into their second campaign of Lowland League football later this year.
The opportunity has proved as a good chance for young players to show what they have got, and it would be no surprise to see a few of the names mentioned crop up during pre-season.
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