Christmas came early for the Beijing Celtic fans as their team romped home to 9-1 victory over Beijing Tobacco. Celtic took an early lead and showed no mercy which led to a very one sided score line.
Celtic began the game as aggressively as ever and started to find holes in the defense straight from the first whistle. A beautiful flowing move was finished neatly inside the box by Aaron Pu making it 1-0 and it was all ‘dunhill’ from there for the Chinese team. Within the first 25 minutes the match looked beyond the tobacconists grasp as more goals came from Richie Lenehan, Dom Lytwyn, Aaron Pu, and J Williams making it 5-0.
Into the second half and the goals began to fly in once again. Both Aaron Pu and J Williams collected their first hat tricks for the club and Dom Lytwyn proved he doesn’t just score penalties as his ‘lucky strike’ rocketed into the top right corner. Despite the abundance of goals scored, credit also must be given to the strong defensive performance. We all know Tobacco have the ability to unlock even the tightest of defenses but on this day even their infamous star strikers Benson &Hedges were kept quiet by man of the match David Mahon.
Warren Eben fancied getting himself mentioned in the match report once again and received 2 yellow cards for just one accidental handball. It was a bizarre moment of madness but it granted the Celtic fans and players the opportunity to give Warren an individual standing ovation as he exited the field for the final time in a Celtic jersey.
Overall an emphatic win for Celtic and it was back to KFC for the nicotine gang to reassess what went wrong. It was a also a bitter sweet victory as it also marked the end of two players Celtics Careers. The Japanese Chinese Londoner from Hong Kong, Chris Liu, made a huge impact with the team on off the field in very short space of time and he’ll be sorely missed by all except Ste Hurworth. Furthermore the departure of the irreplaceable Warren Eben as well as the even more irreplaceable cheerleader Spencer Eben will definitely have an impact on Celtic’s future goals conceded and the average height of the team.
On behalf of the whole club we’d like to express our gratitude for what they’ve done for the club and we’d like to wish them all the best in the future! The door will always be open if either of you are back in town!