Cillian Sheridan scores twice as CSKA Sofia win 2-0
Former Celtic frontman Cillian Sheridan scored his second and third goals for new club CSKA Sofia, as his side defeated Montana 2-0 in the Bulgarian A PFG League.
CSKA have been having a disappointing season so far, with many fans threatening to boycott the club’s home games if things are not changed. However, the introduction of Sheridan (who is included in Ireland’s squad to face Russia and Slovakia next month) seems to have added an extra spark to the side.
Sheridan was having a slow start to life in Bulgaria, having netted just once before last night, however, this performance will really help his confidence, and hopefully more goals are forthcoming. He played well against Montana, but a Man of the Match performance was marred by some costly fouls and arguing with the referee. Sheridan should have opened the scoring in the first half, but missed a gaping opportunity. However, the introduction of speed on the right in the second half through Gregory Nelson changed the flow of the game. CSKA were offered more opportunities, and as well as scoring twice, Sheridan also hit the woodwork.
It was a frustrating evening for Sheridan and CSKA Sofia, as Montana played a very defensive game, and fans were treated to a poor game of soccer. Montana were hard to break down and never looked to get forward until the last ten minutes or so. Many CSKA fans were expecting a large victory, but most will be satisfied with a 2-0 win and three points against a very anti-football side.
The man they call “Sherry” in Sofia will be pleased to have scored twice, and we hope for more goals from him for both CSKA and Ireland.
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