Celtic Twitter account makes Liam Burt error as Colts beat Queen's Park

By David Walton

December 12, 2019

The Celtic Academy Twitter page was in operation last night as the Hoops’ Colts side defeated Queen’s Park 2-0 in the City of Glasgow Cup.

It was a dominant performance from the Celtic youngsters, with goals from Liam Burt and Ben Wylie ensuring a successful evening.

However, if you were asking the official Twitter account who netted Celtic’s first goal, they would’ve told you it was attacking-midfielder Cameron Harper. Fortunately, Burt was on hand to let them know about the error!

Burt continues fine Celtic start in confident win

Burt only arrived at Celtic in the summer after leaving rivals Rangers. Since then, he’s made a positive contribution to the development side.

He had an impressive start to his Hoops career with some good displays in the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup and the Reserve Cup so far.

Against Queen’s Park last night, he came close to opening the scoring on 20 minutes with a blocked effort. He then fed Kieran McGrath late on but he was also denied.

Despite his low-key arrival, Burt was one of the most intriguing signings of the summer. However, he’ll be pleased with his start to life at Celtic. Hopefully, he continues to grow under Tommy McIntyre and Stephen McManus.

Liam Burt signed in the summer (Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Other notable players who performed last night included Armstrong Oko-Flex, Jack Hendry, Jonathan Afolabi, and Lee O’Connor respectively.

Karamoko Dembele, Scott Robertson, and Grant Savoury didn’t feature after traveling with the first-team to Romania (Celtic Twitter). It was interesting to note that Barry Coffey wasn’t involved despite not being mentioned by Lennon as one who made the trip to Romania. Whether he did or not isn’t clear, but he has regularly trained with the top team this season.

Lee O’Connor captained last night’s colts side (Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

But, in any case, the result follows on from a disappointing 3-1 opening-day defeat in the competition against Clyde back in August. Our next fixture in the Glasgow Cup is apparently scheduled to take place on December 17th in a tough-looking fixture against Partick Thistle (GlasgowFA.co.uk).

In order to progress to the final, the youngsters must finish in the top two of a group stage involving Rangers Colts, Clyde, Partick, and Queen’s Park respectively. Last night’s win, however, makes things look a lot brighter for the youngsters.