Milngavie Wanderers dominate match

Milngavie Wanderers had the lion’s share of possessions beating them 3-2 in this friendly match

They came from behind in the second half with all three goals scored from set-pieces.

The first chance fell their way after only a couple of minutes. Kyle Campbell laid the ball off to Aran McDonald whose effort went just wide.

Ten minutes later, McDonald demonstrated the kind of pace that makes him a nightmare for defenders. He rushed at full pelt to close down a loose ball from the Celtic defender to bear down on goal in the blink of an eye, but when faced with just the keeper to beat, the stopper came out on top.

After 5 minutes and totally against the run of play, Celtic went ahead. Jason McCartney made a great save from Celtic’s effort but the defence failed to clear and Scott Clark was unfortunate to bring the attacker down, giving away a penalty in the process.

Into the second half and Wanderers piled the pressure on. Robbie Donaldson launching himself into a full blooded aerial challenge that left him bleeding from the mouth as he was forced to limp heavily off the pitch.

Then after 15 minutes the game turned in the hosts favour. Aran McDonald floated a corner into the box to find Jack Carson who headed the ball in. They then went ahead from another set piece, this time from Ben Jenkins who took a corner. It was powered home by centre back Rory Elder.

The killer third goal eventually came with just under 10 minutes remaining and from a corner yet again. Jenkins swung the ball deep into the six yard box where Scott Clark was waiting and although his initial effort was blocked he managed to hook the rebound home.

Milngavie: Jason McCartney, Rory McInnes, Rory Elder, Robbie Donaldson, Ben Jenkins, Grant McGhee, Jack Carson (C), Scott Clark, Aran McDonald, Kyle Campbell, James Macmillan, Alberto Vezza, Aidan Young, Ross Elliot.