After seeing the Beijing Celtic beat one of the favourites for the league this season. Spirits were high in the camp. The weather was warm for this time of year, however the windy conditions made the majority of the Celtic's feel like they were at home.
Manager Ciaran Fallon utilised all the resources available him and sprung a few surprizes with the Celtic's starting line up: It was down to Charlie Scott to make his debut as Captain. The team in green and white were looking solid in the early knockings of the match and seemed to be growing in confidence against the league leaders, when BANG they were 1-0 down. It was an excellent finish from the Anejo's striker and no fingers could be pointed at the keeper or the defence, one you just have to take on the chin.
Just as the halftime break was looming BANG BANG the Celtic's were 3-0 down and facing an uphill struggle to keep the score respectable. For the second half the experienced Daryl Harkin and Dominic Lytwyn were borrowed from the first team to add a bit grit to the middle of the park and central defence respectively.
The two fore-mentioned were a great support to the team as a whole and added encouragement throughout the whole of the second half. Who says footballers can only play 90 minutes!
The away team were growing in confidence and the Celtic's did their level best to keep the score line down. A game they'd rather forget with the only note worthy mention Enda Winter's (Man of the Match) performance and only Celtic's goal of the game - after some heavy pressing from the midfield, contributing to the otherwise excellent defence making a mistake on the ball - really as PP would say!
It is back to the drawing board for the Celtic Beijing, who are still looking for their first win of a "challenging" start to the Division One Championship.
A special mention for Sinclair McMath for stepping in at short notice to deputise for the injured James Martin.
On a final note: is Mapkoc Noiz Brazilian? Well with the type of finish he nearly pulled off, who I am to say he isn't!