Celtic 4-1 Clyde was the score yesterday at Dumbarton in their City of Glasgow Cup clash, and it’s fair to say the goals were magnificent.
McGrath nabbed a brace before Karamoko Dembele and Luca Connell rifled home goals number three and four. It was even more impressive considering the young Celts had gone behind thanks to an early Chris Johnston opener.
The game, of course, wasn’t televised, but finally we’re now able to see the stunning strikes for ourselves. Celtic have posted the goals on their official YouTube page. You can watch them for yourself by clicking here.
The Hoops also posted one of the goals on their official Twitter page. Connell’s fourth was a cracker, and Celtic used it on their social media platform to advertise the YouTube video:
— Celtic FC Academy (@CelticFCAcademy) January 22, 2020
Not a low-quality goal between them
All three goalscorers were in particularly impressive form with their strikes. Nobody more so than McGrath. He timed a cute volley to perfection as he buried a cross from the left with ease. The striker then showed great reactions to latch onto a Barry Coffey cross and make it 2-1.
Karamoko’s goal, however, was arguably the main highlight of the night. Collecting the ball around 20 yards out, he cut onto his sweet left peg and fired a sumptuous strike into the top corner. You really need to see it to believe the power he rattled it with.
Connell’s finish above was the icing on the cake. He continues to develop nicely with the youth squad, but you can’t help but wonder whether it’s now time for him to go on loan. Even at 18, he certainly seems ready for it.
The result was even more impressive considering regulars in the development squad such as Jack Hendry and Lee O’Connor missed out due to their loan moves. In their place was Leo Hjelde and Grant Savoury respectively.
Other well-known development stars such as Coffey, Liam Burt, and Daniel Church were also involved in the starting XI.
Results and performances like these are what catches the eye of both the supporters and the manager. The fact it could’ve been even more is just another indication of the quality our development side has. They’ll be more than satisfied with their work yesterday.