Partnership Update - Wins For Celtic And Derby County
Four of our sport partners took to the pitch this weekend, all fighting for wins that would take them closer to the top, or further from the bottom.
E-Lites were at Celtic Park to watch The Bhoys take on the visitors of Aberdeen. With Aberdeen in the hunt for a top-3 place, it was never going to be an easy game, and it took two injury-time goals to ensure Celtic of the three points. Two goals from Kris Commons and a first for the club for Derk Boerrigter saw Celtic maintain their 5-point lead at the top of the table and take their unbeaten run to 13.
E-Lites were at the talking to fans and cheering the team on. The atmosphere was tremendous and once again the club was very welcoming. Attention for Celtic now turns to important midweek match.
Derby County have caught the eye this year as potential play-off contenders, and after a hard-fought win at Bournemouth, they now sit just one space outside the top 6 in the Championship. It was always going to be a tricky game at the Goldsands Stadium, and it took a second-half Jamie Ward goal to secure all three points for the travelling Derby faithful.
Forest Ladies’ excellent start to the season came to an end with defeat at the hands of newly-promoted Bradford City. Bradford had only won one game prior to taking on Forest Ladies, who were unbeaten, so the result was a surprise for both teams. Nevertheless, Forest still sit in second place in the league and visit Leeds United next weekend.
Worcester Warriors were slowly improving after a difficult start to the season. The Warriors had pushed Leicester Tigers and Cardiff Blues close in recent games, but fell just short. They were very much the victims of a shark attack this weekend though, as Sale Sharks put away four tries and three conversions to claim a 26-10 victory at the AJ Bell Stadium. It leaves Worcester 9 points adrift at the bottom of the league and they need a win soon; their next game is a tricky visit of second-placed Northampton Saints.
Rangers take on Arbroath tonight (Mon), looking for an astonishing seventeenth consecutive victory, twelve of which are in the league. Maybe they’ve got their eye on breaking their 115-year-old record of 22 consecutive league wins from 1898-99?