Celtic's Robbie Deas bags 92nd-minute equaliser to secure Alloa draw at Morton
Celtic-owned Robbie Deas was the hero for Alloa yesterday as he rescued a point in a 4-4 classic at Greenock Morton.
The Championship strugglers currently have Deas on loan from Celtic, with the centre-back spending the rest of the season in the second-tier.
His focus so far this season has been on keeping the ball out of the net. However, he bagged his first-ever goal in senior football at Cappielow in the 92nd-minute yesterday.
Alloa were 4-2 down at the break after a ding-dong first-half eventually saw Morton look like they were running away with it. However, Kevin O’Hara managed to pull one back with five minutes remaining before Deas himself headed home a last-minute equaliser.
This Alloa side deserve all the credit in the world 👏
Robbie Deas with his 1st senior goal to earn a point 💪
7 league games unbeaten – @AlloaAthleticFC longest unbeaten run in the second tier since 1973 – an astonishing 503 second tier games ago 🔥
1st 4-4 draw since 1999 🐝 pic.twitter.com/DiQLHTTIQM
— Alloa Stats (@AlloaStats) February 22, 2020
Big season for Deas as he tastes first-team football
It’s a colossal moment for Deas in his career. He’s scored goals for Celtic at youth level, but nothing will compare to getting his first goal at senior level and in such an important game for the Wasps.
The point ensured that Alloa stay ahead of Queen of the South by one point, with Queens stuck in the relegation playoff position as things stand.
Deas was also in the headlines towards the end of last season after bagging a stunning winner in the City of Glasgow Cup final against Rangers at Celtic Park. That was also a big moment for him, and certainly gave him the right kind of PR ahead of the summer.
And it appears as though Alloa are keen to show some faith in him too. Manager Peter Grant, a former Celtic great of course, has played Deas on 28 occasions this season (Transfermarkt). That’s a fine number of games for the 19-year-old in his first senior season, especially at a level such as the Championship.
Yesterday was just another landmark moment for him, and he’ll surely be delighted with his contribution so far as he looks to keep Alloa in the Championship.
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