Celtic may live to regret not scoring more goals against Aberdeen

By John Reid

October 29, 2019

Celtic’s first-half performance against Aberdeen was one of their best of the season. The Hoops played some fantastic football, with some great passing and movement.

The likes of James Forrest and Odsonne Edouard thrived in the display, as the Hoops went 4-0 up. However, that is where the scoring ended. Celtic failed to add to their goal tally in the second-half.

Indeed, aside from an Edouard free-kick which was brilliantly saved by Joe Lewis, the Hoops didn’t really look like scoring a goal in the second-half.

Was always going to be hard to maintain momentum

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In a way that is understandable. Celtic were coming off the back of a memorable 2-1 win over Lazio in the Europa League. The players were always going to slacken off.

However, in a title race which is currently separated by goal difference, Celtic could regret not scoring more goals in the game.

Before the match Celtic fans would have taken any win. It had the potential to be a tough game. But it turned out to be one of the easiest games of the season so far for Neil Lennon’s side.

Advantage could have been even bigger by end of game

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The Hoops actually stretched their advantage over Rangers at the top of the league to three goals. But with some more goals in the second-half the advantage could have been even bigger.

Still, it is hard to be that critical of the team after such a good performance. Neil Lennon should be delighted that the Hoops didn’t let the chance of staying at the top of the league slip out of their hands.

However, hopefully the next time the Hoops are well-ahead in the first-half they go for more goals in the second-half.

Scoring goals hasn’t been a problem for the Hoops this season. The team has excelled at it. But when the chance is there to find the back of the net, the Hoops must take it.