It’s Three and Easy for Celtic despite the ‘Honest Mistake’


CELTIC moved 3 points ahead of Hearts and 5 ahead of the Rangers with a comfortable 3-0 win on the plastic pitch at Hamilton this afternoon.

Referee Dom Robertson got his Honest Mistake in early – in fact the game was still in its first minute when Osdonne Edouard was denied a stonewall penalty by the match official. When you contrast this with the two ultra-soft spot kicks given by Andrew Dallas to award the points to the Ibrox visitors on this round, you realise that there is a league race on.


The game started with an Honest Mistake inside the first 60 seconds.


But Celtic were not to be denied and after scoring from a corner against Hearts the players have suddenly realised that they are allowed to put the ball in the net from this set play. They practiced it in training yesterday and boy did it work well. McGregor passed low to Edoaurd who ran towards the corner. A wee back heel then found McGregor and he squared to Ryan Christie who placed the pass into the top corner. A stunningly good goal!


There were no more goals in the first half but Celtic completely dominated the play and other than one Kung Fu clearance Craig Gordon could have spent the first 45 minutes playing the Green Brigade’s drum and no-one would have noticed – unless he started one or two Hearts tunes!

Scotty Sinclair had the best chance to double the lead after a wonderful ‘forward pass’ from Olivier Ntcham, who was involved in most things that were good today. Sinclair only had the keeper to beat but came off second best.

The second half Hamilton tried to play a little but further up the park but their hopes of a comeback ended in the 67th minute when Ntcham found Lustig wide on the right and his cross was met by Scotty Sinclair, whose header was flicked on by Hamilton’s Scott Martin and ended in the net. Game over.

On 73 minutes there was a welcome return to the side for Leigh Griffiths and he had one chance to score – from a free kick at the edge of the area on 81 minutes – and there was only one outcome. Another belter from The Griff.

Christie hit the post in the last few seconds which was a relief to this of us who reckoned out would be 3-0 to Celtic.

Nice to see Emilio Izaguirre get a quarter of an hour too.

The Celtic Star Man of the Match – Olivier Ntcham


And everyone reading The Celtic Star will want to send our very best wishes to Hamilton kit-man Danny Cunning who is currently in hospital. Here’s one of his finest moments at Ibrox…

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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