After the long winter hibernation two full strength rivals took to the field in this eagerly anticipated clash. Both teams held nothing back in what was a very tight match, however, on this occasion Sexy took advantage of the chances that were gifted to them and they comfortably pulled away from a Celtic team which seemed to be lacking in match practice.
League leaders Beijing Celtic were full of confidence over the Christmas break and had high hopes for redemption against their XL bar counterparts. Unfortunately, 20 minutes into the match the wind was taken out of their sails as poor marking from a corner led to a free header inside the box making it 1-0.
Celtic came back fighting and with the likes of J Williams driving at the sexy defenders more and more fouls were committed. Eventually Celtic made one of these count as Ste Hurworth ripped a low in swinging cross from just outside the box into the danger area. Local rock star Alan Kelly “geniously’’ had a fresh air which wrong footed the keeper allowing the ball to sneak into the bottom corner.
Into the second half and Celtic once again found themselves behind as a lack of concentration led to a sexy counter attack making it 2-1. Celtic needed some inspiration and the return of top goal scorer Simon Holland provided just that. Coming off the bench Simon picked up the ball deep in the attacking half took on the retreating defender and drilled the ball low into the bottom corner.
It seemed like Celtic had the bit between their teeth but shortly after Celtic were dispossessed in a dangerous area and Sexy took their chance to make it 3-2. Celtic’s heads went down again and all of a sudden it was 4-2 as… well let’s just say the last goal ‘slipped’ my mind.
Celtic can’t be too hard on themselves as on any other day those goals don’t happen and Celtic pull away as victors. Having said that it’s clear Sexy have come along in strides and were deserved winners. For the second time in the season Sexy will have the bragging rights in this local derby as Paul Fogarty was later reported saying ‘’fool us once shame on Sexy… fool us twice shame on Kieron Nolan’’.