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Sunday July 22, 2012

ARR Craib Cup

Celtic XI




Twardzik 7
McGregor 70
Eadie 75
Watt 85

Airdrie United

Match Gallery

FORMER Airdrie striker Tony Watt played a starring role as Celtic coasted to victory at Firhill.

The young forward scored one goal and had a hand in two others on Sunday in the 3rd/4th place play-off for the ARR Craib Cup.

Celtic opened the scoring in the seventh minute when Watt sprinted away from Gregor Buchanan and cut the ball back for Patrick Twardzik who curled home.

The Diamonds should have equalised in the 16th minute but Kieron Stallard blazed a shot over the bar after keeper Robbie Thomson parried an Alan Cook effort.

Watt almost grabbed Celtic's second goal but his drive, following a good link up with Bahrudin Atajic, clipped the woodwork.

Substitute Cameron MacDonald came close in the 64th minute when his header from a Cook corner was turned away by Thomson.

The Hoops responded and made it 2-0 six minutes later. A Watt shot was saved by Kenny Arthur but Callum McGregor netted the rebound.

Celtic scored a third goal in the 75th minute. A deep cross from Joseph Chalmers was headed into the far corner of the net by Glen Eadie.

With five minutes left, Watt inevitably got on the scoresheet when he converted after collecting a lovely ball from Twardzik.

In the final of the competition, hosts Partick Thistle beat an Everton XI 3-1 to lift the ARR Craib Cup.

Colin Paterson at Firhill.

Photograph © Stuart Mathie. Click to view full size.

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