Trawden Celtic sign off season of progress

Trawden Celtic: The Under 14s - champions of the Craven Aire and Wharfe Junior League C Division, are pictured with coach Neil Clay and assistant Mark Whitaker
Trawden Celtic: The Under 14s - champions of the Craven Aire and Wharfe Junior League C Division, are pictured with coach Neil Clay and assistant Mark Whitaker

Having clinched runners up spot in the Premier Division of the Craven and District League earlier in the week with a 3-1 win at Grindleton, Celtic claimed their final point of the season with a draw at Cross Hills.

In a fairly even contest, Celtic had to come from behind at half-time to get a deserved point.

Mark Young and Iain Ross scored in the first half, but the locals came in 3-2 down.

As the second half progressed, however, Celtic took control of the game, and with better finishing could have won the game comfortably.

As it was, top scorer and man of the match Ben Gorman grabbed the equaliser with just five minutes to go, following a weaving run and excellent finish from close range.

The season saw good progress again from the team, moving up to second place in the league from fourth last season.

They also managed quarter-final and semi-final spots in the cup competitions and are looking forward to next season already!

Meanwhile, Trawden Celtic Juniors’ Under 14s have also had a brilliant season.

They have been crowned champions of the Craven Aire and Wharfe Junior League (C Division) in their first season in the league.

The team have scored more than 100 goals and every player managed to get on the scoresheet at some time during the season.

The boys, pictured, top right, are already looking forward to stepping up a level in the 2014/15 season.

Just under 100 players and parents from Trawden Celtic Juniors recently enjoyed a trip to Ewood Park, home of Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers to watch the Under 18 Schools’ International Centenary Shield match between England and Scotland.

The match ran out a somewhat disappointing 1-1 draw, but the children had an enjoyable evening, despite not seeing England win.

The club thought the opportunity to watch a schoolboy international match would be perfect for their young footballers to watch, as the players involved were not that much older than them and it would be something they could aspire to.

Transport and tickets for the children were funded by the club, and a great time was had by all.