Typical end of season affair here, Motherwell still have European football to play for and it showed early on. Celtic had 85% possession in the first half but went in 2 down. A game to remember, the last gasp equalizer was a dull one to take but to get to 3-2 from 0-2 we did well
Lenny gave a start to Herron at right back and he couldn’t stop 2 crosses and his centre halves didn’t help him any for both goals. 1-0 came on 6 minutes, ball from our right back area, Ambrose totally misjudged the ball leaving John Sutton to score, bad team goal to lose.
13 minutes played and a penalty to Celtic, Stokes with his back to goal tried to turn and was taken down, up stepped Commons and to be fair a brilliant penalty and a superb save if we are being honest, keeping it 1-0.
Celtic had all the play but Motherwell broke well throughout the 1st half, something Lenny fixed in the 2nd half. With the 2nd half running out Motherwell made it 2-0 on 44 minutes, again from the right back area the ball was played in, Van Dijk lost it in the air, Francis-Angol was there to fire home, 2-0 and Lenny’s half time talk was going to be a hard one.
Just before the ref blew for half time Celtic got back into the game, ball played into Stokes left hand side of the box, side stepped his marker back out the way and curled a beautiful shot into the top corner, perfect time to score, we went in half time 2-1 down
The Celtic half was 10 minutes old, corner for Motherwell, John Sutton got a head to it, was flying in at the back post, thankfully Kayal was there to head clear, doing his job and keeping it 2-1. 2 minutes later it was 2-2, 56 minutes played, throw in from Commons, held up well by Sammy, Stokes took a brilliant shot but Samaras stuck out a foot to make sure the ball flew into the net, great goal, 2-2 and game on again
The seconds half saw Celtic having most of the ball, we had a ton of half chances and shots from outside the box, Griffiths came on for Kayal and he nearly scored after 5 minutes a shot that was heading in hit Balde but Griffiths didn’t have to wait to long for his goal on the 85th minute, Stokes had the ball on the edge of the box Griffiths made a run past him, Stokes poked the ball into his path and Griffiths with a superb finish to give Celtic a 3-2 lead and what we all thought was the winner
With time running out Celtic fell asleep at the back, ball from left to right and Sutton was at the back post, free to poke the ball home for 3-3. Heartache for Celtic, we deserved the win but at this stage of the season Lenny is trying other players and giving some kids a go
We can be happy we got came back from 2-0 but to lost it with almost the last kick of the ball wasn’t the best. we now have 4 games left, and we look forward to trophy day against Dundee United on the last game of the season
Man of the match – Johansen again, ran the midfield and was again assured
2-1 – Stokes
2-2 – Samaras
3-2 – Griffiths