Savour Celtic’s Fabulous Five Against St Mirren

Yesterday evening Celtic swept aside yet another opponent on our journey to Hampden Park for the 2023 Scottish Cup final. After dispensing of Greenock Morton in the previous round at home, it was now Scottish Premiership side St Mirren’s chance to lay a glove on the remorseless winning machine that Ange Postecoglou has put together at Celtic Park.

Celtic v St Mirren – Daizen Maeda celebrates with Aaron Mooy after scoring in the Scottish Cup fifth round match at Celtic Park, Saturday February 11, 2023. Photo Steve Welsh

For large parts of the game the side from Paisley performed admirably but in the end, the Champions were just far too strong for Stephen Robinson’s men. The comprehensive victory now sees the Celts in the Quarter-final of the dosmetic cup that we missed out on last season in Ange’s debut year in Scottish football. He will be hoping to rectify that this time around.

We have been motoring away from the opposition domestically of late and we when no signs that we will slow down anytime soon. With our January additions slowly bedding in with those already at the club, Celtic are looking good for another domestic treble as things stand. Not that we should be getting ahead of ourselves – there’s still a lot of football to be played yet. However, we are a formidable force at the moment regardless.

Celtic v St Mirren – Hyeongyu Oh celebrates scoring with team-mates during the Scottish Cup fifth round match at Celtic Park, Saturday February 11, 2023. Photo Steve Welsh

Celtic scored some wonderful goals last night and it was great to see our new striker Hyeongyu Oh get on the scoresheet and open his account for the club. Maeda’s goal was really well taken by the Japan international and likewise, the strikes from his teammates Matt O’Riley and Reo Hatate were equally as impressive. It was also a welcome change to see Celtic get VAR decision and a penalty in their favour!

Here are those goals from last night for you to enjoy all over again!

On to the next round!

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.

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