Celtic made easy work of a depleted Cavalier team to record their highest ever goal tally in the premier division and keep pressure on the league leaders.
With the absence of Lebron James and many other influential players, taking on Celtic was always going to be an uphill challenge for the Cavs. The match began with the Cavaliers fielding only 8 players including a man who was struggling to walk as the goalkeeper. However captain and historian Dom Lytwyn reminded his team of how the Greeks had ambushed the Trojans by hiding their soldiers and performing a surprise ambush. With this thought on his mind, captain fantastic got the ball rolling early on and slotted home from close range after a low cross from the right wing.
Unfortunately for the Cavaliers, no wooden horses appeared and the flood gates started to open up early on. After 20 minutes the scoreline had reached 5-0 with goals from Alan Kelly, Aaron Pu, Daryl Harkin and Richie Lenehan. At half time it was 9 - 0 and some doubts had started to creep into the minds of the Cavalier players that perhaps it wasn't going to be their day.
Into the second half and the Celtic players began to display their unselfishness as they nonchalantly passed the ball around in dangerous positions rather than pulling the trigger. Even the noble Franky Carter persisted to kick the ball over the bar in order to keep the scoreline from getting out of hand.
The match finished at 12 -2 as more goals flew in from both teams. Perhaps not the most competitive of matches but it provided Celtic the platform to flex their muscles and to send a message to the rest of the league.