21st May 2018
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Celts are County Shield winners

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The winning Celtic side. Back (from left): Ryan Wood, Ryan Grant, Thorfinn Craigie, Daniel Johnston, Jack Clubb, Paul Grant, Robert Smith, Jamie Duffy, Thomas Grant. Front: Billy James Buggy, Tom Moncrieff, Jordan Simpson, Lowrie Simpson, Connor Regan, Joel Bradley (captain) and James Aitken. Photo: Kevin Jones

The winning Celtic side. Back (from left): Ryan Wood, Ryan Grant, Thorfinn Craigie, Daniel Johnston, Jack Clubb, Paul Grant, Robert Smith, Jamie Duffy, Thomas Grant. Front: Billy James Buggy, Tom Moncrieff, Jordan Simpson, Lowrie Simpson, Connor Regan, Joel Bradley (captain) and James Aitken. Photo: Kevin Jones

Celtic defeated Whalsay 2-1 on Saturday afternoon to secure the County Shield, the final knockout competition of the senior football outdoor season.

James Aitken was the man who did it for the Lerwick side, with two goals against a Whalsay team missing a few players because of work commitments and Karl Williamson’s wedding hamefarin.

Lee Irvine got a consolation for the Bonnie Isle side but it came too late and by all accounts Celtic were worthy winners of the Gilbertson Park clash.

James Aitken scores his first of two goals. Photo: Kevin Jones

James Aitken scores his first of two goals. Photo: Kevin Jones

Steven Kerr from GTS Direct, who are sponsoring this season’s County Shield competition, presented the trophy to a delighted Celtic captain Joel Bradley after the match.

For report and more photos see The Shetland Times on Friday.

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