Declan McConville with A Celtic State of Mind – Diary of a Treble Treble: March 2019  

Saturday, 2 March 2019
Hibernian 0-2 Celtic
It was a very dangerous 17:15 kick-off in the capital for the reigning cup holders with a few pints with some of the lads from Irvine being had before the game.

The first half was frustrating for the most part, and both sides were struggling to make any real chances. Eventually, just after the hour mark, James Forrest rifled the ball past Ofir Marciano from around 25 yards to give Neil Lennon’s side the lead.

Scott Brown then rolled back the years at Easter Road, firing the ball high into the roof of the net to score yet another beauty to propel the champions into the last four of the competition.

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Saturday, 9 March 2019
Celtic 0-0 Aberdeen
Neil Lennon’s return home to Celtic Park was a rather frustrating one with the Scottish champions not able to find the breakthrough against a stubborn Dons side meaning that the Hoops could not extend their advantage at the top of the table to 10 points.
Sunday, 17 March 2019
Dundee 0-1 Celtic
It was an early start on St. Patrick’s Day as Celtic headed up to Dens Park to take on Dundee.

The first half was total domination by the team in green and white hoops, with the Dundee keeper, Dieng, pulling off some great saves. Once again, like the game at Tynecastle, it looked as though two points were about to be dropped.

On the 95th minute of stoppage time, Odsonne Edouard played a lovely one-two with James Forrest to then fire the Celts in front very late on to go 10 points clear at the summit of the SPFL.
Sunday, 31 March 2019
Celtic 2-1 Rangers
A Glasgow derby match concluded the month of March with Celtic knowing that a win would send them 13 points clear of Rangers. Odsonne Edouard once again stepped up on the big occasion to give the home side the lead after a fantastic solo goal.

Steven Gerrard’s team’s day looked as though it was going from bad to worse when striker Alfredo Morelos was shown red after a blatant elbow on Scott Brown. With 10 men they did manage to pull the tie level when Ryan Kent skipped past Boyata to set up a very nervous last half-hour.

A soft back pass from James Tavernier was picked up by Callum McGregor who played the ball through to Edouard. The big Frenchman picked out James Forrest who tucked the ball past Allan McGregor to send the champions 13 points clear.
It would now take a huge collapse for us to lose the title from there on!
Declan McConville

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