Celts throw lead away

Stalybridge Celtic 5-5 AFC Telford

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Celtic some how let slip of a 5-2 lead against bottom of the table Telford on Saturday that their fans not only puzzled but a little worried as this is the second time in a week The Celts conceded five goals in a game.

Josh Wilson put the visitors in front after 16 minutes as the struggling Telford started well. The goal only served to wake Celtic up however, and they turned the game on its head. Danny Wisdom made a mazy run through the Telford defence beating several men before teeing up an unmarked Chris Simm to delicately chip the ball home. Bohan Dixon gave Celtic the lead with a touch of fortune. His high looping cross evaded everyone and found its way over a desperate Burgoyne in goal.

Chris Simm then added a third Celtic goal. Aidan Chippendale did well to keep the ball in at the bye line before finding Simm who confidently turned to the ball home. Right on half time Telford had their own slice of fortune when Dawsom found the net from a acute angle from a free kick. The free kick was most definitely a cross but somehow missed everyone and found the back of the net.

Celtic started the second half the better of the sides and added a fourth goal when Telford failed to clear fully clear a corner. After several half clearances the ball eventually found its way to Jack Higgins and the big centre half tucked the ball neatly past Burgoyne to make it 4-2. On 55 minutes Danny Wisdom who had an excellent afternoon then netted the goal of the game. After taking on the Telford rearguard the full back curled a superb left footed shot into the top corner. Surely this was game over.

Celtic even had chances to add to the five goals but couldn't quiet add tot heir tally. Just after the hour mark McCarthy gave Telford a sniff of hope. He bundled into McMillan in the Celtic goal who appeared to have the ball in his grasp. The ball broke lose and McCarthy prodded the ball over the line. Celtic were still comfortable until with just six minutes to go Josh Wilson was on hand to lash the ball home flowing a free kick which caused havoc in the Celtic box.

Telford's tails were up and Celtic looked nervous. The visitors threw everything at Celtic and it finally paid off deep into injury time. Izak Reid found himself clean through on goal. McMillan parried Reid's shot only for it to fall perfectly for McCarthy who made no mistake.

A superb come back from relegation threatened Telford but a horror show from Celtic who at 5-2 up should have won at a canter.

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