20th August 2018
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Spurs claim season’s first silverware as they see off town rivals Celtic

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Spurs beat arch rivals Celtic 3-1 in the Madrid Cup final on a blustery and wet night at Seafield.

The milkbags dominated a less than thrilling match, particularly in the second half where the majority of the Celtic team seemed to go missing. The conditions did not help matters.

Although Spurs began the match more promisingly, it was the hoops who took the lead on 15 minutes with Connor Regan heading in a James Aitken corner.  

Spurs equalised just before the break with Josie Kay scoring direct from a free kick. He curled the ball impressively into the top left corner from the right hand side of the pitch.  

Spurs totally dominated the second half, with James Johnston, Sam Ward and Jordan Webb running the midfield.  

Spurs took the lead after 65 minutes when a Shane Jamieson knockdown set up Connell Gresham to put them 2-1 up. They got a third through a penalty five minutes later when goalkeeper Paul Grant had no choice but to take down Connel Gresham who was bearing down on goal. Webb stepped up confidently to calmly slot the ball into the bottom right corner.

Overall, Spurs deserved their win with Celtic playing very poorly by their standards. The only Celtic players who deserved pass marks were goalkeeper Grant and the impressive Joel Bradley, while Josie Kay and Gresham stood out for Spurs.

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