Bagot at the double for Rimington

Man of the match Matt Bagot
Man of the match Matt Bagot
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On a gloomy spring afternoon, Rimington travelled to resurgent Barrowford Celtic and returned with the points in a 3-1 win.

After biblical amounts of rain over the week, the fixture was moved to the impressive 4G facilities at Fisher-More College.

Rimington pressed well from kick-off and left their opponents with no room to breathe in the early exchanges.

With just three minutes on the clock, a trademark strike from Langford caught the Celtic keeper napping, as he swept a dipper into the top corner from 30 yards.

Rimington pushed forward, and good work from Kiss took him into the six-yard box. He went for a first time cross but it was just too high for Bagot to make it count.

Celtic showed for the first time as an attacking force on the quarter hour when Henderson cut in from the right flank and rode two challenges. It opened up for the shot, and Kershaw had to dive full length to tip it round his upright.

The Rimington goal lived a charmed life just before the half hour when a deep corner was nodded down, but Bailey swept it away.

Rimington created another excellent opening when Cook won a bouncing ball in Celtic’s half. Devenney played it inside for Kelly to shoot, but he couldn’t direct it at the goal.

Celtic equalised from the next attack on 44 minutes when Russell somehow twisted his way out of a challenge. He sent a rasping cross into the box, and Henderson finished from close range.

Celtic were almost gifted a goal within seconds of the restart, but Lincoln reacted and cleared the danger.

Rimington nerves started to settle and an exchange of passes between Devenney and Bagot left the former with room for a shot. He connected well but it was straight at the keeper.

Rimington’s deserved second goal came on 55 minutes when Bagot bullied his way onto the cross to plant a header beyond the keeper for his 20th goal of the season.

Kelly and Kiss had further chances, before, on 86 minutes, a long free kick from Kershaw set Kiss on a run, he fed Seedall, and his cross was glanced in at the near post by Bagot.