Any glimmer of hope the Celtics still had of winning the championship faded with a surprising 2-1 loss to the Cavaliers. Although the Celtics took the lead it was the Cavaliers who finished strongly and deservedly secured their first victory of the season.
Although there were a few important players missing in action for this Spring Sunday encounter, the Celtics still managed to field a decent starting eleven. After 15 minutes the deadlock was broken. A long ball was delicately flicked on by Daryl Harkin over the last line of the defense into the path of Richie Lenehan. As the keeper attempted to close the gap between himself and the striker the ball was hit first time into the bottom right corner.
Everything seemed like business as usual after taking the lead for the Celtics however the foot was taken of the pedal and the match began to stagnate. Neither teams managed to create any clear cut challenges until the last 15 minutes of the match where the momentum of the match swung in favour of the Cavaliers. The Celtics were caught out twice on the counter giving the Cavaliers two clear opportunities which they gratefully took.
Despite a late burst of energy from the Celtics it was too little too late and the match finished 2-1.