Saturday, November 21, 2015

CUP MATCH REPORT; Windsor Rovers 7 Madison 1

The Celts 2015 season finally came to a close with a heavy loss in the cup to SNEASL outfit Windsor Rovers. The Celts held a very good Rovers team for 30 minutes but then they managed to claim 3 fairly easy goals before the half. The second half was much the same with a quick fourth goal for the home team. The Celts kept fighting and got a penalty which Roniildo slammed in to cut the deficit. But after a reasonably good spell the Windsor team slotted in a mother three  before the close to romp home as winners.

MOM; A lot of good fighting play from the defense and midfield and even though they shipped 7 goals it was clear it could have been a lot more without their effort. But a lot of credit goes to Dustin for pulling off some great saves, so mom goes to Dustin!

Have a great Thanksgiving guys!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Starting 10 for game vs Windsor

OK Guys, here is the starting formation for the game tomorrow. It;s called the Park the Bus formation as we only have 10 "able" and available players for the game. We have Tim and TomA who are 50/50 that will tell us  before tomorrow if they can make it

NEXT CUP GAME Sunday 15th Nov vs Windsor Rovers

The last game of the year is upon us! A cup game away to Windsor Rovers. This is a 10am kick off and at the moment we have 11 guys saying they will be there.  So we need a couple more players! The directions to the LP Wilson Center fields is below:

I-91 North to Exit 35A-B, exit splits into two, stay straight to Exit 35B (Windsor / Bloomfield), at end of exit take a left onto Route 218W, at third traffic light take right onto Matianuck Avenue. Field on the left about 1⁄4 mile. Take left at delivery entrance across from Saint Gertude Church and go to back of building to field.

We are playing on Field #2 which is the field to the right furthest away as you are looking down from the school/parking lot (parallel to lot.)

Monday, November 9, 2015

CUP MATCH REPORT; Madison 0 Fairfield 9

Well I guess it was game of two halves but both were pretty rotten. The Celts got hit by a steam train on Sunday in the shape of the runaway Division 2 champions Fairfield. The less said about the first half the better as the Celts lost 7 goals to a relentless Fairfield attack. The second half was a much stronger performance by the Celts as they staunched the bleeding and allowed only 2 further goals. Believe it or not the defense played well under this hammering with both Jim and Tim holding off the masked raiders as best they could and the full backs trying they best to hold off the wing attacks. Dan was a stalwart in goal saving several shots that would have surely taken the visitors in to double figures. The midfielders tried hard but were over run by the fast moving opposition and the strikers were starved of any balls to them. We knew it would be a tough game but maybe not as bad as this. Watching most of it from the side I was struck by the simple way the Fairfield moved the ball. Pass and move, pass and move, pass and move....shoot. We tended to pass and stop or miss the pass under pressure. Anyway, we know that's all about fitness and  match practice so if we ever want to play like Fairfield ( apart from signing a whole bunch of just turned 40 year olds ) that's what we would have to do.
On more cup game left  before the season is over and then we switch to indoor!

MEN OF THE MATCH; They played under extreme pressure the whole game and tried their best to get a foot hold in the game so my men of the match goes to the whole defensive line that played during the game Flying Dan, Jim O, Tim, Kevin J, TomA, Johnny I and Tom P

Thanks to Annie for all the great pics!

Saturday, November 7, 2015


Starting 11 for Sunday guys, we also have some good subs  10am kick off so see you all there bright and early for a warm up!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

STATE CUP GAME; Sunday 8th Nov vs Fairfield GAC

Our next cup game is this Sunday versus runaway division 2 champions Fairfield GAC. It is a home game with a 10 am kick off. If you haven't indicated to Ronnie if you are in or not please do so!

See you Sunday and remember to bring black shorts and socks!