Brentford 1 Celtic 2

Scottish Champions Celtic, who made the last 16 of the Champions league last season were the narrow victors in this pre-season contest.

Brentford started well and in the opening exchanges were the better side. Ten minutes in, Paul Hayes passed to Adam Forshaw who whose attempt on goal was assisted across the line with the assistance of a Celtic defender who failed to divert the ball of off it goal line course.

Tony Craig, almost double the Bees lead with a punt from the corner of the eighteen yard box.

Celtic levelled with their first real chance of the game with Balde scoring a goal mouth scramble

The equaliser spurred the Bees and the Celtic keeper Zaluska doing well to tip a Forshaw effort wide.

Celtic missed to glorious chances to take the lead, Balde was first to hit the bar when lobbing Bonham in the Brentford goal, the rebound was met by Watt who smashed his effort agianst the upright before the ball was headed away for a corner.

The visitors had a glorious chance to take the lead when Balde tried to lob goalkeeper Jack Bonham, but his effort rattled the bar and Tony Watt hit the woodwork as well from the rebound.

Harlee Dean went to knock just after half time and was replaced in defence by Kevin O’Connor.

The Scottish Champions went ahead after an hours play. The goal was conceded through another goal mouth scramble with McGregor finding the net.

The Bees, who were probably worthy of a draw, rallied well but could not bounce.

Celtic had been given a good game, and the fans of the Scottish Club celebrated as if they had won the league.

Brentford: Bonham, Logan, Bidwell, Dean, Craig, Saunders, Fillo, Forshaw, Saville, McCormack, Hayes.

Substitutes: O’Connor, Boldt, Adams, Dallas, Norris, Oyeleke, Pierre, Venta, Clarke.