Celtic squander early advantage

DEWSBURY CELTIC remain rooted in the bottom three of the National Conference League Division Two following an 18-10 defeat at home to high-flyers Bradford Dudley Hill.

As a result of their win Dudley Hill moved up to third in the table while Celtic fell to their eighth defeat of the campaign so far.

The Celtic cause wasn’t helped by Liam Riley’s sin-binning and their tendency of giving away kickable penalties.

Richard Tillotson got Celtic off to a great start with a 10th-minute try but they were pegged back and trailed 10-4 at the break.

Martin Southwell crossed for a try five minutes later and on the half hour mark Ben Sheridan went in as Elliott Cousins added one conversion.

Cousins landed a penalty seven minutes into the second half before an Andrew Walker try made it 16-4 in the visitors’ favour.

A Dougie Foster try and Matty Sheridan goal gave Celtic hope before Cousins added another penalty to complete the win for Bradford.

Next up for Celtic is an away trip to face Saddleworth Rangers (Saturday June 18, 2.30pm).

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