17th July 2018
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Shoot-out victory clinches County Shield for Celtic

Celtic's Shane Jamieson takes a selfie with his team mates and the County Shield following Celtic's victory over Spurs yesterday at the Gilbertson Park. Photo: Kevin Jones

Celtic’s Shane Jamieson takes a selfie with his team mates and the County Shield following Celtic’s victory over Spurs yesterday at the Gilbertson Park. Photo: Kevin Jones

Yesterday’s County Shield Final went all the way to penalties – with Celtic beating their Lerwick rivals Spurs in a penalty shoot-out.

Celtic had led the game at half time following a speedy brace from James Aitken before the half hour mark.

However, Paul Molloy pulled one back before the break to five the Milkbags a boost going into the break.

Spurs equalised in the 65th minute when Andrew Flett fired in a shot following a corner.

That is how the game stayed until full-time.

The Celtic team runs in to congratulate their keeper Paul Grant following their victory after penalties at yesterday's County Shield final at the Gilbertson Park. Photo: Kevin Jones

The Celtic team runs in to congratulate their keeper Paul Grant following their victory after penalties at yesterday’s County Shield final at the Gilbertson Park. Photo: Kevin Jones

Both sides made changes for the extra period, but nobody was able to make the breakthrough. That ensured the final would come to a dramatic conclusion with the penalty shoot-out.

And it was Celtic who emerged 3-2 winners in the shoot-out sparking celebrations and denying Spurs another trophy.

Full report in Friday’s Shetland Times.

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