Image:Lukas Julis came into the game as Sparta’s dangerman and so it proved Celtic, who reached the round of 32 last season, lacked confidence and desire as Nir Bitton’s poor clearance led to David Moberg Karlsson crashing his shot against the woodwork. It was their first shot across the bows of their opponents, but Celtic failed to heed the warning.Sparta continued to pour forward with Scott Bain producing a fine one-handed save to tip over Julis’ shot. But from the resulting corner, the Celtic defence was statuesque as the striker was on hand to lash his shot high into the net after Bain had initially tipped David Hancko’s header onto the post. Having failed to register a chance of note, Mohamed Elyounoussi was denied a fifth goal in as many games as he stretched to meet Ryan Christie’s cross but his effort grazed the crossbar. Lennon prepared his rousing half-time speech, but his side fell further behind.Karlsson was the architect as the former Kilmarnock winger did brilliantly to keep the ball alive down the right and after his cross was collected by Adam Karabec, Callum McGregor sold himself too easily for Julis to cut inside and curl his shot beyond Bain. Subs: Griffiths (6), Ajeti (n/a), Ntcham (n/a), Elhamed (5).Sparta Prague: Nita (7), Vindheim (6), Pavelka (7), Plechaty (6), Hancko (7), Sacek (7), Krejci (7), Polidar (7), Karabec (7), Moberg-Karlsson (8), Julis (9). Subs: Krejci (6), Dockal (6), Lischka (6), Plavsic (n/a), Travnik (6).- Advertisement – Celtic are on the brink of Europa League elimination after crumbling to a 4-1 home defeat to Sparta Prague.Neil Lennon’s side have just one point from their opening three group games leaving their hopes of reaching the round of 32 in tatters at the halfway stage. Lukas Julis’ hat-trick (26, 45, 76) did most of the damage at an empty Celtic Park.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Celtic fall short in Europe againThis was Celtic’s first meeting with their Czech opponents in European competition, and Neil Lennon’s side were bidding to avoid a third straight Europa League defeat at home for the first time. Sparta’s squad headed to Glasgow decimated by health issues and injuries, with first-choice goalkeeper Milan Heca and Slovakian stopper Dominik Holec both out.Lennon spoke prior to kick-off of the need for his side to “earn the right” to take maximum points from this double-header in their bid to catch up with Group H pace-setters AC Milan and second placed Lille. But they were second best during a very flat opening half as Sparta deservedly led 2-0 at the break. Image:Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths celebrates reducing the deficit in the second half Image:Sparta Prague’s Julis celebrates his second strike against Celtic Celtic travel to face Motherwell on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Football. Coverage starts at 11am with kick-off at 12pm. Neil Lennon’s side return to Europa League action on Thursday November 26 away to Sparta Prague at 5.55pm. Image:Sparta Prague players celebrate a night to remember in Glasgow Left with a mountain to climb, Julis was gifted the chance to complete his hat-trick within a minute of the restart after Bain’s sloppy pass presented the ball straight to him, but his left-foot effort was wayward.Lennon had to show his cards, with a change of shape or personnel, and both Hatem Abd Elhamed and Leigh Griffiths were summoned on the hour-mark – just after Jeremie Frimpong’s fierce low shot flashed past the far post.But Celtic continued to look devoid of ideas as Michal Sacek drove forward unopposed only to see his shot cannon off the post. A minute later, Celtic had a lifeline as Tom Rogic’s cute turn and shot forced Florian Nita to palm the ball straight into the path of Griffiths for a simple finish. Sunday 8th November 11:00am Sparta understandably tired having just played the two other Europa League group stage games since the start of last month with no domestic fixtures, but Celtic were undone once more by their lack of defensive organisation in the absence of Christopher Jullien and Kristoffer Ajer.Karlsson tormented Shane Duffy on the counter and his low cross was gleefully tapped home by Julis for his third and the 13th goal conceded by Celtic in their last six games.There was still time for that to become 14 to rub salt into the wounds as Krejci was afforded the freedom of Celtic Park to meet Borek Dockal’s cross to head beyond Bain with ease.What the manager saidCeltic boss Neil Lennon: “It was poor. We started the game ok and then got really ragged with the ball. Our passing, technique. I keep saying if we don’t defend set pieces properly we’ll get punished.“There was a lack of hunger tonight and I don’t know where it’s come from because we’ve put in a really good performance on Sunday. I’ve defended the players up until now but that was unacceptable tonight.”Opta statsCeltic have lost their last three home UEFA Europa League matches, conceding at least three goals in every defeat.After a winless run of five UEFA Europa League games (D1 L4), Sparta Prague registered their first win in the competition since a 1-0 win over Southampton in November 2016.Excluding qualifiers, this was only the third time Celtic have shipped four goals in a home European match, also doing so in September 1989 (5-4 win over FK Partizan, Cup Winners’ Cup) and September 2017 (0-5 defeat to PSG, Champions League).What’s next? Substitute Leigh Griffiths reduced the arrears (65), but after Julis completed his treble, Ladislav Krejc compounded the home side’s misery with a fourth in the final minute of normal time.The result leaves Celtic facing a mountain to climb in Group H – bottom on one point – with Sparta leapfrogging them up to third on three points. Lille usurped AC Milan at the summit following a fine 3-0 win at the San Siro. Man of the match: Lukas Julis. Kick off 12:00pm Team newsCeltic went with the same starting line-up that beat Aberdeen at Hampden Park last Sunday to secure their place in the Scottish FA Cup Final. Lennon stuck to a 4-2-3-1 formation with Christie, Rogic and Elyounoussi behind Edouard.The visitors made six changes from the team that lost against AC Milan. Heca, Celustka, Lishcka, Hanousek, Travnik and captain Dockal were all absent. Hancko passed a fitness test, however, and started at left-back while Krejci returned from suspension. Player ratingsCeltic: Bain (5), Frimpong (5), Duffy (3), Bitton (4), Laxalt (6), Brown (5), McGregor (5), Christie (5), Rogic (5), Elyounoussi (4), Edouard (5). – Advertisement –
3 Flametree Street, Bridgeman DownsThe formal lounge features a fireplace, timber flooring and plantation shutters.Other features of the home include the spacious master bedroom with an ensuite, a “his and hers” vanity, double shower, walk-in robe and fan light.Mrs Charlton said the kitchen area overlooked the salt water swimming pool, which was where many memories were made when the kids were younger.“We spent a lot of time in the pool especially when the kids were little,” she said. 3 Flametree Street, Bridgeman DownsFor Bridgeman Downs resident Wendy Charlton, the time has come to downsize from her six-bedroom property.With five-bedrooms and a granny flat/studio to the side of the home, Mrs Charlton said she was looking to move to a smaller property at the Sunshine Coast. 3 Flametree Street, Bridgeman DownsMrs Charlton said the property, on a 1331sq m block, had undergone renovations at three different times. “We slowly built it up to be a bigger home,” Mrs Charlton said.The renovations have included adding a wraparound veranda and doors which lead out to that area.The bathrooms, laundry and kitchen have all had a makeover.The home has multiple living areas, separated living, a huge kitchen, swimming pool, tennis court, boat house and workshop. 3 Flametree Street, Bridgeman DownsMrs Charlton, who is retired, bought the home, at 3 Flametree St, Bridgeman Downs, 18 years ago and described the build as “very solid”.“Our two kids have grown up and moved out of home, so the timing is right,” she said.“It’s been a very lovely family home.“I’d love to see a young family buy it and enjoy it.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019She said she loved the peace and quiet around the area, and the outlook to the mountains (Mt Nebo).
Dutch tidal energy developer Tocardo has secured investment from a fund owned by Noord-Holland province after the company filed for bankruptcy last month.The funding rescue package for the company was provided by the Participatiefonds Duurzame Economie Noord-Holland (PDENH) – a fund which invests in sustainable companies on behalf of the province of Noord-Holland, and a number of private investors, Tocardo informed.The company filed for bankruptcy in January 2018, and received an approval from Dutch authorities for the ‘automatic stay’ – a legal provision that enables the debtor to temporarily prevent creditors from collecting amounts owed.The move followed the failure to reach an agreement with Tribute Resources, a Canadian energy company, which was supposed to become a full owner of Tocardo in a share swap deal.Bart Blokhuis, Director of the PDENH, said: “With our investment, we enable Tocardo to seize the opportunity to make tidal energy available to the world from the Netherlands.”Hans van Breugel, CEO of Tocardo, added: “With the support of our province and a group of private investors, this innovation will be retained for the Dutch economy. The Netherlands is a fantastic innovation country and tidal energy certainly belongs to that.”
Austin Arneson, joined in victory lane by Joanne Dieterle and grandchildren Jackson Dieterle and Jadyn Dieterle, was the IMCA Modified winner at Jamestown Speedway’s inaugural Don Gumke Racers’ Memorial special Saturday night. (Photo by Cody Papke) Arneson had drawn the pole and Grimes the outside front row start for the inaugural special. The race stayed green past the halfway mark before two back-to-back cautions. Arneson then shut the door on his challengers, leading Grimes, Billy Kendall, Spencer Wilson and 12th starting John Corell to the checkers. “It’s pretty cool any time you can win a memorial race, especially when you knew the guy,” said Arneson. “I’m proud to say I’ve accomplished this. It means a lot to me to have won this race.” JAMESTOWN, N.D. (June 13) – An IMCA Modified driver with a knack for winning big races won another of them Saturday night at Jamestown Speedway. Austin Arneson led all 30 laps in topping the Don Gumke Racers’ Memorial while Jason Grimes finished second in Gumke’s no. 2 car, which had come out of the Arneson shop. Gumke, a long-time Modified and Late Model driver as well as Jamestown Speedway owner, passed away in January. Forty-four IMCA Modifieds contested the first annual special. Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, he earned $2,222 for the win, plus $222 bonuses for leading laps two and 22. “Jason gave it a good shot,” said Arneson, who counts a Stampede victory at Jamestown among his marquee feature wins. “But I’ve been doing this long enough that I knew how to protect the lead.” Feature results – 1. Austin Arneson; 2. Jason Grimes; 3. Billy Kendall; 4. Spencer Wilson; 5. John Corell; 6. Casey Arneson; 7. Shawn Strand; 8. John Nord; 9. Michael Johnson; 10. Jason Wolla; 11. Hank Berry; 12. Trent Grager; 13. Eric Edwards; 14. Travis Olheiser; 15. Jesse Skalicky; 16. Rusty Kollman; 17. Robert Hellebust; 18. Lucas Rodin; 19. Tyler Hall; 20. Zach Dockter; 21. Jordan Sours; 22. Josh Jones; 23. Dave Shipley; 24. Jarrett Carter; 25. Darren Pfau.
TOTTENHAM will face yet another FA Cup replay after failing to get the job done at Southampton.Son Heung-min gave Spurs the lead in the second half but a late strike from Sofiane Boufal means the sides will have to do it all again in North London.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:53 pmSOUTHAMPTON 1 – 1 TOTTENHAMFULL-TIME! We go to a replay.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:53 pmSOUTHAMPTON 1 – 1 TOTTENHAM90 + 3. Bertrand sends in a free-kick that is dealt with by Sanchez. Both sides going for it here, they don’t want another fixture.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:52 pm SOUTHAMPTON 1 – 1 TOTTENHAM90 + 2. Lo Celso’s sends a free-kick high and wide to cheers from the Saints fans.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:49 pmSOUTHAMPTON 1 – 1 TOTTENHAM90. Son finds space on the left and looks to get his shot in, but it’s blocked.He was offside anyway. You do feel Spurs would take a draw now.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:48 pmSOUTHAMPTON 1 – 1 TOTTENHAM87. It has been coming. Boufal rattles into the top corner from 12 yards as the gaps begin to appear in this fragmented Spurs midfield.Nothing more than Southampton deserve for their display in the last 20 minutes.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:47 pmSOUTHAMPTON 1 – 1 TOTTENHAM87. GOAL!!! – BOUFALDylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:46 pmSOUTHAMPTON 0 – 1 TOTTENHAM86. Spurs beginning to run downt he clock as Saints continue to come forward with more and more authority.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:43 pmSOUTHAMPTON 0 – 1 TOTTENHAM83. INGS MISSES AGAIN! Another cross lands right on the head of Danny Ings 12 yards out, but the Englishman nods wide!Yet ANOTHER opportunity goes begging for the striker.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:41 pmSOUTHAMPTON 0 – 1 TOTTENHAM81. PENALTY SHOUT! The ball is clipped up and appears to hit Tanganga on the arm! It looks as if the defender has moved his arm towards the ball but a VAR check says no!Controversial. Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:39 pmSOUTHAMPTON 0 – 1 TOTTENHAM80. The more the home side get the ball to Redmond, the more they look like scoring. He is clearly the key in there.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:39 pmSOUTHAMPTON 0 – 1 TOTTENHAM78. Spurs seem to be managing this one well now despite Saints coming forward in numbers.They are resorting to shots from outside the area as Ings let’s fly wide of Lloris’ left hand post.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:34 pmSOUTHAMPTON 0 – 1 TOTTENHAM75. CHANCE! Redmond crosses the ball in and as it fizzes past Sanchez, Ings can’t adjust his body and it bounces off his shin and away.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:33 pmSOUTHAMPTON 0 – 1 TOTTENHAM74. SUB! Che Adams is on for Obafemi as the Austrian rolls the dice looking for a way through.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:33 pm SOUTHAMPTON 0 – 1 TOTTENHAM72. Son is breaking at pace now down the left and nearly gets in again but for the sharp thinking of keeper Gunn.Give them credit, Southampton are going for it now, they’ve taken off the handbrake.Hasenhuttl is willing to concede again in order to force a way back into the game and you have to praise that.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:29 pmSOUTHAMPTON 0 – 1 TOTTENHAM69. Southampton win another corner as Spurs continue to invite them on.Ward-Prowse delivers and Son heads clear. Very few clear cut chances created by the home side since the goal.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:24 pmSOUTHAMPTON 0 – 1 TOTTENHAM65. Saints looking to probe down the Spurs left but Tanganga has had another fantastic game for Spurs.It’s all getting a bit scrappy now as Spurs begin to drop deeper.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:21 pmSOUTHAMPTON 0 – 1 TOTTENHAM62: CHANCE! Son is in behind again as Lo Celso picks him out with a beautiful lob over the top.But Son leans back and fires his volley over the top. Suddenly, the game has turned on its head.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:20 pmSOUTHAMPTON 0 – 1 TOTTENHAM58: Just as Spurs look to be getting overwhelmed by Southampton, they find the opening!It’s so easy as well as Lo Celso picks out Son with acres of space on the left hand side.The South Korean still has plenty to do but takes it with aplomb as he rifles the ball into the far corner.A VAR check for a foul by Dele Alli takes a couple of minutes before the goal is awarded.Could well have gone either way, that one.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:17 pmSOUTHAMPTON 0 -1 TOTTENHAMGOAL!!!! – SON HEUNG MINDylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:16 pmSOUTHAMPTON 0 – 0 TOTTENHAM56. Ings again inches away from giving Saints the lead as a bouncing ball narrowly evades his boot.Spurs on the back foot now.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:15 pmSOUTHAMPTON 0 – 0 TOTTENHAM55. Game starting to open up again now as Spurs throw men forward.Looks like one more is coming on as well as Fernandes’ first start comes to an end as he is replaced by Erik Lamela.A quiet opening game for the midfielder.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:12 pmSOUTHAMPTON 0 – 0 TOTTENHAM53. Obafemi fires a low cross into the middle and Ings’ flick isn’t quite enough to turn the ball home as it whistles past a despairing Hugo Lloris’ far post.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:10 pmSOUTHAMPTON 0 – 0 TOTTENHAM51. Lucas takes… straight into the arms of Gunn. A real waste.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:09 pmSOUTHAMPTON 0 – 0 TOTTENHAM49. Here’s a chance, though. Lo Celso fouled by Danso RIGHT on the edge of the area.One for Christian Erik…oh yes. Look’s like it’s Lucas Moura’s time to step up.Dylan Terry26 Jan 2020, 4:08 pmSOUTHAMPTON 0 – 0 TOTTENHAM49. A rather tepid start to the second half here. Hasn’t quite finished where it left off.Load more entries…