Glasgow Celtic 5
Report by Sam Gamble
Celtic made it two wins from two in Group D of the Minor section as they secured a convincing 5-0 win against a plucky Loughgall side.
Celtic were 3-0 up at half time and the Glasgow giants will hope to secure their place in the final four against Glentoran tomorrow morning.
The Parkhead side were first to go close as their number 17 Zion Pullan drifted in from the right wing, but his cross-cum shot was well saved by Adam Campbell in the Loughgall goal.
Minutes later the Scottish side were ahead as Pullan capitalised on a loose ball on the edge of the box and drove into the box and lashed the ball under Campbell to take the lead.
Moments later it was 2-0 as Jack Young hammered the ball into the top right-hand corner after he pounced on a loose ball.
As the rain started to descend upon Anderson Park, Loughgall were struggling to get out of their own half and Celtic were soon three to the good. A driving run by a Celtic midfielder was brought to an abrupt end with a shoulder barge and Jacob Cameron stepped up and slotted home with great confidence.
Both sides made a number of changes after the interval and Celtic continued from where they had left off in the first half. Jack Young claimed his second of the day as he was slotted through on the right-hand side and fired into the far corner to make it 4-0.
The fifth and final game of the contest was arguably the goal of the game as Pullan claimed his second of the game. The tricky forward drove at pace down the centre of the pitch before slotting past Campbell.
This was a comprehensive win for Celtic and the Glasgow giants finish their group stage with a clash against Glentoran at the Coleraine Showgrounds.
Loughgall, no doubt feeling the effect of that incredible comeback yesterday will look to bounce back in their clash with Finn Harps.