A good weekend for Celtic as title rivals left ‘disappointed’ in Dingwall

It’s been a good weekend for Brendan Rodgers and his Celtic team. Firstly, they’ve overcome what could have been a potential banana skin fixture with St Mirren at Celtic Park, due to the terrible wind which can always be a leveller in a game of football, whilst managing to overcome that dogged Buddies defence and seal three points in what was a comfortable 3-0 victory.

After a strange first half, Celtic clicked into top gear after the interval and played some lovely football. Three goals from Reo Hatate, Kyogo and Adam Idah secured the points and sent an ‘over to you’ message to Philippe Clement and his side for their trip up the A9.

Josh Sims of Ross County celebrates with team mates Jack Baldwin and Simon Murray of Ross County after scoring to give Ross County a 3-1 lead. Photo Stuart Wallace/Shutterstock

Fast-forward to this afternoon and our fierce title rivals have come a cropper up in the Highlands, as Don Cowie and his Staggies side overcame the odds and the officials, it has to be said, to find themselves picking up a fantastic three points in their own race to avoid relegation. That one goes a long, long way to condemning Livingston to the Scottish Championship next term, much to the relief of the football enthusiasts.

In the process, Cowie has given a major advantage to Celtic in this year’s Scottish Premiership title race and after the 3-3 draw last weekend which Phillipe Clement declared a moral victory, the Belgian manager and his side are now facing the prospect of going to  Dens Park on Dundee this Wednesday facing massive pressure to narrow the gap on Celtic.

Kris Boyd actually gets paid by Sky Sports to tell us things like theRangers need to win against Dundee to go back to the top of the table, yet Celtic are FOUR points clear!

A frustrated Rangers fan alone after the final whistle. Final score Ross County 3 theRangers 2. Scottish Premiership, 14 April 2024 Photo:Stuart Wallace/Shutterstock

In the aftermath of the game, the wailing and gnashing of the teeth has begun, as has to be expected with a result like this it has to be said. However, many thought that once the VAR officials Andrew Dallas helped the Ibrox club back into the game with another penalty decision late into the match, that it would provide the springboard for them to salvage something from the match.

Celtic have fulfilled all their pre-split fixtures so don’t have a game this midweek.  That gives the Celtic support. great chance to get along to Paradise to support Elena Sadiku’s Celtic FC Women side as they take on Hibs in a crucial SWPL1 match and the title race is just as close in the women’s game.

Celtic FC Women are currently leading Partick Thistle 4-0 at the interval and you can watch the second half as it’s live on BBC Alba. Tash Flint has scored a double and Hayes and Agnew have also found the back of the net in a dominant Celtic showing.

Celtic v St Mirren – Brendan Rodgers with Adam Idah after the Premiership match at Celtic Park on Saturday April 13, 2024. Photo Jane Barlow

Brendan Rodgers’ side is back in action at Hampden in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Saturday and will have the backing of a huge Celtic support with many of Aberdeen’s supporters choosing  to give this one a miss. Having initially asked for an equal share of the tickets, the Pittodrie side will be lucky to have 10k supporters at Hampden with Celtic having four times that number.

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

1 Comment

  1. RPM Celticfan on

    i think you are mistaken, the Ghirls play Hibs at the Excelsior Stadium on weds ,the game at Celtic park is on the 21st against Hearts , COYGIG