SPFL Development League
Fri 23 February, 2018. Kick Off: - 18:00
Cappielow Park, Greenock
Thistle send bodies forward for a free kick but Celtic break. Henderson doesn't quite reach the cut back as Thistle halt the attack six yards out.
Heartbreak for the Jags side as Aitchison steers the ball beyond Stevenson from Church's cross.
Every player is camped in the Jags half but Thistle break through Stokes taking it deep into Celtic territory
JagZone Man of the Match: James Stokes
Granger meets the free kick but his header is off target
Fraser fires over a great corner but it's sent back to him. Elliott wins a free kick wide about 40 yards out
A deep Duncanson corner is knocked out for a corner
Henderson is picked out inside the Jags box but hjs touch is poor
It's a Gary Fraser replica free kick from Celtic. Stevenson begins to get it from the terraces but the Celtic bench boots a ball on.
Kelly gives Celtic a free kick 35 yards from goal. A good foul as Celtic had numbers forward
Celtic with a spell of heavy pressure but Thistle are holding on with resolute defending.
Celtic come in from the right touchline drilling the ball across the box but it's hacked clear again
Aidan Fitzpatrick needs a bit of medical treatment from the physio but is able to resume
Deas meets the corner at the front post but scoops his shot over the bar.
Fitzpatrick takes on the whole Celtic defence on his own and wins a corner
Celtic jinks in from the left but Stevenson is more than equal to a free shot inside the box
The referee plays advantage on four separate fouls as Thistle have the ball in the Celtic half. In the end it comes to nothing and the home side clear.
The gold numbering on the back of the sheet is impossible to read so I'm not certain if it was Bell
Elliott's cross is claimed by the goalkeeper then fumbled. As Wilson bundles onto it, the ball seems to be over the line but the referee waves play on.
Aitchison spins away from Granger but Kelly is across to clear.
A ball over the top is caught in the wind and brings it through to Fitzpatrick. His left footed effort is off-target .
Robert drags a shot wide from 22 yards
It's delivered deep and Duffy, I think, smashes the post before being cleared off the line. Thistle struggle to get it clear before it is blazed over from 30 yards.
Aitchison runs forward evading a couple of challenges. He plays it wide to Caffrey who scoops his cross into the terracing behind the goal.
The Celtic player, Ewan Henderson, over the ball takes inspiration from Gary Fraser's effort earlier with a delivery that doesn't trouble anyone.
Church falls under a little bit of pressure from Elliott and wins a free kick for Celtic wide of the box.
Aitchison slips the ball through to Henderson but he fires wide with just Stevenson to beat.
Thistle get the ball back quickly and Fitzpatrick has an effort blocked. It comes to Fleming who takes his eye off the ball and it is quickly taken off him.
Gary Fraser takes a free kick from 40 yards. It does not trouble the goalkeeper, apart from his jog to retrieve it that is.
A clever flick sends Celtic through on goal but Stevenson stands up well to knock it behind for a corner
Thistle are playing well during the opening stages of this game but it is currently a midfield attrition with neither goalkeeper overly tested.
Elliott gives the ball straight to Roberts. He doesn't break stride and meets the ball reaching the winger, winning possession back.
Fleming is coping admirably with Roberts threat and emerges from a tackle with the ball. It's played forward before Elliott's cross is knocked out for a throw
Granger has an effort blocked as the corner bounces around the box. It's recycled wide before Stokes heads wide of target.
Elliott's header is flicked on by Stokes but cleared off the line. Fleming tries an effort from the edge of the box before Elliott has a fierce drive from 20 yards tipped over.
Granger chips the ball through to James Stokes but the pace of the ball bounces through to the goalkeeper
Henderson dances away from a couple of Thistle men before trying to slip it through to Aitchison. His touch lets him down and Thistle are able to recover.
Celtic get the game underway with Thistle shooting towards the Wee Dublin End.