The Best Deas of his Life – Robbie’s late stunner sinks the Rangers in Glasgow Cup Final

CELTIC won the Glasgow Cup last night wth the Under 20s scoring a dramatic 95th minute winner against the Rangers in the Final at Celtic Park in front of an invited audience. The match was also shown live to subscribers on Celtic TV and things were going to plan when Celtic striker Jack Atkinson opened the scoring for Tommy McIntyre talented team with 19 minutes played.

The Celtic lead was doubled on 38 minutes when Academy player of the year Mikey Johnston curled a free-kick into the postage stamp corner and just before the interval Ewan Henderson passed up a great opportunity to increase the lead further and put the match beyond the Ibrox side.

But it was 2-0 at the interval to Celtic, a reversal in the scoreline from last week’s Under 17 Youth Cup Final at Hampden. And just as Celtic fought back in that match to equalize, so too did the Rangers Under 20s last night with Glen Middleton pulling one back on 77 minutes then firing in a sensational stake with 3 minutes of the 90 remaining.

That seemed to mean that the game was heading to penalties, although the Rangers had a decent chance to win it well into stoppage time. But the young Hoops didn’t give up. They won a free kick just inside the Rangers half and this was thrown into the box, causing confusion and panic in the Ibrox defence. The ball fell for Celtic central defender Robbie Deas and volley the goal of his young life into the top corner to win the Glasgow Cup for Celtic.

Here are the Glasgow Cup Final Highlights…

And the post match interview with Tommy Mcintyre…

THAT equaliser that stunned the young Celts…

And their response in the 95th minutes with penalties looming…

The celebrations begin…

The 3 Celtic goal-scorers – Atkinson, Johnston and Deas – speak to Celtic TV…

Bringing the Glasgow Cup back in the Celtic dressing room…

Final Score in the Glasgow Cup Final 2019 – Celtic 3 the Rangers 2.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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