Motherwell 1-3 Celtic – A vital, vital victory

A vital win at Fir Park for Celtic as Hoops come from behind the secure late victory…

Phew, just like most of you I’ve just caught my breath as my heart starts to return to a normal beating rhythm.

That was a vital, vital win today. If we had dropped any points, which we were minutes away from doing, then I would be writing about how our season as far as winning the league title goes, would have been more than likely over.

We started the game the way we finished last week’s one against Kilmarnock at Celtic Park. We were lethargic and looked low on confidence, and it was no surprise that Motherwell went in one goal to the good at the interval through a cracking goal by Blair Spittal it has to be said.

Brendan to his credit changed things at half time, although it could be said that Kyogo looks like he aggravated that problem shoulder of his.

His replacement Adam Idah scored a wonderful header to draw us level. It really was a finish out of the top drawer, and perhaps something we’ve been lacking of late. A big powerful presence up front, and we seem to have found that in the on loan Norwich City man.

We looked a different side in the second half. We looked like we wanted the win, which is what we all want to see. We not only fought for every ball, but we looked more composed and together as a unit.

With time running out Adam Idah yet again scored with another fine instinctive finish to send the Celtic supporters behind the goal ecstatic. The rest of us watching on our screens celebrated in a similar fashion. It was a big, big goal and we all knew it.

Luis Palma made sure of the victory with virtually the last kick of the ball while also boosting our goal difference slightly.

Make no mistake, it was a vital, vital, win. A victory of much importance and one we will hopefully kick on from starting on Wednesday night against Dundee at Celtic Park.

Just an Ordinary Bhoy

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An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.

1 Comment

  1. Said I would take a victory of any description today?
    But that was far to nerve-wracking for my liking all the same.
    Was like a total anti christ at h/t with yet again, another 45 minutes of total shite getting served up to ourselves?
    Could easily have been more than just the 1 goal down, and couldn’t have to many complaints either, with us being so poor?
    At least we showed plenty of character in the 2nd half, which has been badly missing from way to many 2nd half performances to date this season?
    Possibly the 1st time I can recall that our substitutions actually won us a game this season?
    We needed a massive confidence boost, and would like to think that our 2nd half, might be able to provide that for ourselves for the remainder of this season?
    That means tackling this inconsistency issue, which has handicapped us all season, and nearly cost us yet again today?
    Far from perfect, and to take a winger 66 minutes to actually get a half decent ball into the danger zone, remains a very disturbing stat, that has to be massively improved upon?
    The amount of desperate passes given by our defenders, was boarding upon criminal, and there defensive duties weren’t to impressive either at times imo?
    Good win in the end, but still much work is still required.
    Some decent signs also on show, and delighted for idah and yang with there contributions.
    Another mixed bag from our team yet again, and can no longer remain as a 45 minute team, if we want to remain as champions imo