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Wolecki Black: “I can’t knock the players - they worked very hard"

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Celtic dropped a 1-0 lead at the break to lose 2-1 against Glasgow City, but manager Eddie Wolecki Black hailed his players’ efforts and never-say-die attitude on the night and insisted the performance sends a message to the rest of the league.

Kathleen McGovern gave the Hoops a crucial lead ahead of the interval, but the game turned in the visitors’ favour after the teen was shown red for a rash challenge on Leanne Crichton, something the manager believed turned the game.

“The key thing was that we were highly motivated and at halftime we’re in control and 1-0 up. Obviously, Kathleen has made an error, which is maybe a bit of naivety – remember she’s a young girl. I think with eleven players we’d have seen the game out,” he conceded.

Celtic welcomed Glasgow City only a matter of weeks after facing them in a League Cup quarter-final tie where Glasgow ran out 4-0 winners. And having taken the lead at Lennoxtown, Wolecki Black says it proves further progress has been made in the short space of time since the match last month.

“Everybody in the league can see that we’re far closer now and challenging at the top end of the table, so I’m really happy with that.

“I think we played the pitch really well tonight because this is a big park, it’s a good venue and I think the players really enjoyed it here tonight,” he told.

“The players put a lot into the game – they played almost the whole second half with only ten players. You need to work harder on the big pitch but they put in a really good shift and I can’t knock the players because they worked very hard for the team. They made sure we were competitive.

“We’ve three games coming up now away to Stirling then Forfar and at home to Hibs, so it’s important that we stay at the top end, because opportunities will arise throughout the season and we need to make sure we’re there to take them.

“The Stirling game comes at a good time now and I’m looking for a real positive reaction,” he concluded.

Celtic now travel to Ochilview to face Stirling University on Sunday 21 April in a 12 noon kick off.



Celtic dropped a 1-0 lead at the break to lose 2-1 against Glasgow City, but manager Eddie Wolecki Black hailed his players’ efforts and never-say-die attitude on the night and insisted the performance sends a message to the rest of the league.

Kathleen McGovern gave the Hoops a crucial lead ahead of the interval, but the game turned in the visitors’ favour after the teen was shown red for a rash challenge on Leanne Crichton, something the manager believed turned the game.

“The key thing was that we were highly motivated and at halftime we’re in control and 1-0 up. Obviously, Kathleen has made an error, which is maybe a bit of naivety – remember she’s a young girl. I think with eleven players we’d have seen the game out,” he conceded.

Celtic welcomed Glasgow City only a matter of weeks after facing them in a League Cup quarter-final tie where Glasgow ran out 4-0 winners. And having taken the lead at Lennoxtown, Wolecki Black says it proves further progress has been made in the short space of time since the match last month.

“Everybody in the league can see that we’re far closer now and challenging at the top end of the table, so I’m really happy with that.

“I think we played the pitch really well tonight because this is a big park, it’s a good venue and I think the players really enjoyed it here tonight,” he told.

“The players put a lot into the game – they played almost the whole second half with only ten players. You need to work harder on the big pitch but they put in a really good shift and I can’t knock the players because they worked very hard for the team. They made sure we were competitive.

“We’ve three games coming up now away to Stirling then Forfar and at home to Hibs, so it’s important that we stay at the top end, because opportunities will arise throughout the season and we need to make sure we’re there to take them.

“The Stirling game comes at a good time now and I’m looking for a real positive reaction,” he concluded.

Celtic now travel to Ochilview to face Stirling University on Sunday 21 April in a 12 noon kick off.


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