In a game that had almost everything from Burritos to goals to controversy and a whole lot of history' it was the Beijing Celtic's players recovered well from their hangover from the week before and their disappointing and undeserved loss. It was clear from the first kick that we were out to prove a point. Slick passing from all members of the team led to early chances from all angles of the pitch.
We could sense there was something in the air and the opposition goalkeeper could too when Demus told him prior to the game "I'm going to fuck you up". The mind games had begun.
Within the first few minutes our freshly top goalscorer Sean McSheffrey slotted home a peach of a through ball to give the Celtics a 1-0 lead. Before Babas had time to dry their eyes they conceded a free kick in a great position for an advantageous brave soul. Ste stepped up with determination in his eyes, looked the keeper in the eyes and roofed the ball into the top corner of the net. A beauty of a goal and described by the man of the match Eric as "He is my idol, I love watching him play and that goal just adds fuel to the fire in my heart for Ste".
Not long had passed and Celtics were dominating from the defence where the likes of Marco who ended up playing two games looked as fit as a fiddle, through the midfield with Dom and Richie making runs all over the place up to Alan Pele up front. A third goal was soon to follow when Ste passed a ball up the wing and a ginger nugget named Shane managed to cross a hopeful ball into the box where the 9 foot tower of Alan Kelly was there to pounce like a lion to header the ball home.
Within a few minutes of the third goal, Shane went off with an injury of being "soft" as he would call it himself. Brendan came on and ran like Usain Bolt around the pitch covering ground as if he was getting paid by the steps.
Half time came and we were looking in a very strong position. A few of the players stood proud with a can in their hands and discussed the on field play. Then the second half started and with burritos taking the attention off the game for a few moments on the sideline, Celtics were through to score a fourth as Dom slotted home a goal to put us 4-0 up.
Then in a trance Celtics seemed to switch off for a moment and Babas managed to squeeze in a goal past our very own David De Gea Thato. However we responded well and in a matter of minutes Richie got on the score sheet for a well deserved goal and a great team effort.
We seemed to have the game in the bag and Paddy O'Shea's was on our minds but Baba's were not finished yet. They responded quickly to Richie's goal and the match was at 5-2. For a 15 minute period the game turned to stalemate and Babas enjoyed a lot of possession, albeit doing fuck all with it.
Things on the sideline got heated up when a couple of their players came looking for some burritos but Daryl was not going to give up his lunch that easy and like a pack of lions we fought them off well.
Richie was unlucky not to receive at least 467 penalties by the referee but Celtics closed out the match well when our potentially golden boot nominee Sean slotted home the 6th goal of the day for a very convincing win. All in all a very good day and all players on the pitch deserve credit for a massive result.