New look Celtic youth side keep on winning


Filip Twardzik and Michael Ordish scored the goals to defeat Hearts 2-0 at Riccarton today to end the u-19 season in style with a ten game winning run.

The Hampden hero’s were given the day off after their midweek exertions with the u-17 side given a valuable warm up ahead of Wednesday’s Glasgow Cup Final clash with Rangers at Broadwood.

“We wanted to win this match, there was pressure on the players coming in,” coach Stevie Frail said. “We’re on a great winning run and it was good to get another clean sheet.

“That was our under-17 side coming in against a Hearts side that have five or six regulars who have played all season. We’re really pleased with them it was a great result.

“This is a fantastic end to a great season, we won the league last Friday but have gone on to win the last two matches without losing a goal.

“We’ve won the league well this season but we got the points today and that keeps the gap at the top the same.

Filip Twardzik captained the side which included his brother Patrick with the entire team, except for full-back Stephen O’Donnell, all members of the u-17 squad.

It was a shaky start to the match by the new look defence but there was a familiar ring to the opening goal from Twardzik.

Liam Gourlay’s corner from the right was met at by the end of
Twardzik who sent a looping header back across goal and under the bar to put Celtic in front.

Celtic were down to ten men when Ordish clinched the points with 15-year-old Islam Ferrez hobbling off with cramp in the 84th minute.

Pressure from Kieron Brennan forced the Hearts keeper into a rushed clearance that fell to Ordish 30 yards from goal with the substitute striking the ball first time into the empty net.

CELTIC: Robbie Thomson; Stephen O’Donnell, John Young, Curtis Jones, Filip Twardzik; Patrick Twardzik (Kieron Brennan), Islam Ferruz, Liam Madden, Callum McGregor; Liam Gourlay (Jordan Moffat), Paul George (Michael Ordish)
SUBS Connor Fairley, John Herron, Mo Yakub, Joe Chalmers

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