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Midfielder Jordan Tillson says Ross County gave their all in Celtic defeat


By Andrew Henderson

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Jordan Tillson was pleased with Ross County’s second half performance against Celtic – but admitted that made their eventual defeat all the more frustrating.

Applauding their fans at the end were Ross County's David Cancola, Ross County's Keith Watson, Connor Randall, Ross Callachan, Jordan White, and Joseph Hungbo.
Applauding their fans at the end were Ross County's David Cancola, Ross County's Keith Watson, Connor Randall, Ross Callachan, Jordan White, and Joseph Hungbo.

The Staggies battled away after the interval but could not find a breakthrough to cancel out Kyogo Furuhashi’s first half header.

Harry Paton and Jordan White each missed the target when they had sight of goal, but as County pushed to try and find a dramatic equaliser Celtic went up the pitch and made it 2–0 through Jota.

It was scant reward for the home side who pushed the Premiership leaders all the way, only to have nothing to show for their efforts at the full time whistle.

“It’s hard to take, we put a lot of energy into the game,” Tillson reasoned.

“Especially in the second half we really threw a lot of bodies forward and had a good go.

“It shows where we’ve come from at the start of the season to push Celtic all the way.

“They scored two good goals as well, you have to say, but we had a real good go.

“You have to hold your hands up sometimes – Celtic are such a good team that sometimes they can play through you. We got it right in the second half though.

“We did what the gaffer wanted to a tee.

“It’s frustrating when we did so well at the start of the second half and created some good chances, but they threw bodies on the line to stop them going in.”

While Celtic were desperate for the victory to maintain their cushion in the title race, County wanted the points to strengthen their European credentials.

They have not lost any ground with Dundee United and Motherwell also losing, and Tillson was happy with the performance overall.

“Harry had a couple of good chances, and we’ve put some balls in the box and caused problems,” he said.

“We looked strong and solid throughout the game, and if we continue playing like that we’ll be fine come the end of the season.”


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