CENTURY Bhoy Cameron Carter-Vickers was denied a goal to mark his 100th Celtic appearance in the 2-0 win over Livinston at storrm-lashed Parkhead yesterday.
The USA World Cup centre-back hurled himself at a left-wing corner-kick delivery from Matt O’Riley in the 73rd minute and must have thought he had claimed a special strike on his landmark moment.
Alas, rival keeper Jack Hamilton produced a stunning save as he displayed lightning reflexes to foil the defender as he dived to his left to push the netbound bullet-like effort round the post for a corner-kick.
HEADING FOR GLORY…Cameron Carter-Vickers powers in a header.
DENIED…Livi keeper Jack Hamilton pushes away Carter-Vickers’ attempt to safety.
Carter-Vickers, who sealed a permanent £6million switch from Spurs last summer, announced his arrival on his original loan move to the champions the previous year with a goal on his debut – a 3-0 victory over Ross County in Glasgow on September 11 2021.
The Southend-born back-four operator wasn’t too upset he failed to net on his big day and, speaking to Celtic TV, said: “It’s definitely a proud moment to make my 100th appearance and I’ve got to say that since I came here I’ve enjoyed my time.
“I feel that we’ve got a good group of boys. It doesn’t always go our way, but we’re always looking to improve and win games of football.
“I’m proud to be part of it.”
Carter-Vickers added: “I thought we played very well and in the first 30 minutes we could have scored three goals.
“Unfortunately, we didn’t, but we kept going and we got our reward in the end.”
Carter-Vickers and Co will have a day off today, but they are back in training tomorrow as they prepare for the Boxing Day encounter against Dundee at Dens Park.