In reality, with three games left to play Celtics can max out with 47 points with wins in all three games following a 0-0 draw against Ottos Rangers at Radio Range yesterday.
On Celtics heels is Fort Road on 32 points with five games left.
They too can max out on 47 points.
In third place is Rangers on 27 points also with five games to play.
It would take a huge meltdown to stop Celtics’ promotion to the top flight as the top two teams get automatic spots in the premiership.
Celtics, though wants to win the title and against Rangers, they were hoping to grab maximum points and bragging rights in the Ottos derby.
When these two teams met in the first round they drew 2-2 and again on Tuesday they left with another tie.
Coach John Lloyd believes that his team will hold on to win the title and promotion but is not too thrilled with the team’s commitment.
“We could have clinched this division a long time ago, if the guys simply understand that they have to be consistent in practice,” Lloyd said.
It amazing that Celtics would be so lackadaisical since they know what it is to play in the premiership having played there a couple of seasons ago.
At that time they were Goldsmitty.
In other matches on Tuesday Bethesda lost 2-3 at home to Five Islands who also beat the East men at King George in the first round.
Villa Lions won 1-0 over Potters Tigers and Pares had the better of Garden Stars.