Tomas Rogic delivered a timely assist as his Celtic FC side continued their march to honours in the Scottish Premier League with a stirring fightback win on Sunday AEDT.
Rogic entered the contest as a substitute on 76 minutes as Celtic ultimately stormed to a 4-1 win over a ten-man Hamilton to move seven points clear of rivals Rangers atop the league table.
The 27-year-old impact was immediate after entering the contest with scores level at a goal apiece as Celtic netted three goals in the final quarter hour to take the three points at SuperSeal Stadium – combining with Odsonne Edouard in the 81st minute to slip the French youth international in behind the Hamilton defence to slot the second of his two goals.
Earlier, Hamilton had taken a shock lead through Marios Ogkmpoe, but a potential upset came to a grinding halt for the home side with the dismissal of Jamie Hamilton in the 34th minute.
Edouard levelled terms from the resulting free-kick and from there it was only a matter of time before the Hoops wore down a stoic but tiring Hamilton defence.
Christoffer Jullien, Edouard and James Forrest all struck within a 12 minute burst late in the contest to wrap up the win – Celtic’s fourth on the trot in the league and fifth in a row in all competitions.
No joy for Borello in Germany
Brandon Borello’s SC Freiburg were held scoreless for a second straight game in the Bundesliga after being humbled 4-0 at FC Koln.
The attacker was unused substitute for his side as they conceded three second half goals to drop to eighth position on the league table on the back of their second straight defeat.
Sebastiaan Bornauw’s first-half opener was complemented by Cordoba’s 55th minute strike, before two injury time goals from Kingsley Ehizibue and Ismail Jakobs boosted the now 14th placed Billy Goats quest to avoid relegation.
And on the home front…
Mitchell Duke saw his Western Sydney Wanderers side return to winning ways with a 3-1 win on the road to Central Coast Mariners.
The win ends a three match losing run for the Wanderers as they move to within four points of the top six.