Those who saw the lack lustre team that lost in Dingwall at the weekend marvelled at the transformation that unfolded under the Fir Park floodlights. McFadden started the game and lasted almost 70 minutes. Hammell also returned with Francis-Angol and Carswell making way.
Celtic kicked off with their big support behind them in the South Stand and they had some defending to do when Lasley was fouled outside the box. Law took the kick but it was off target. At the other end Stokes had a fresh air shot that otherwise would have caused a problem and we rode our luck when Hutchinson mistimed a clearance and almost beat Randolph.
This attempt went wide
Law was the stand out player and he created the first goal on the half hour with some creativity on the left side of the box. He fired for the far corner and Humphrey was on hand to finish from close range. Out pressing play worked well and Celtic were very restricted in the efforts on goal.
McFadden looked crafty, committed and keen and from his corner early in the second half we might have sneaked one during the scramble that took place in Forster's six yard box. The visiting support (and many of the home fans) felt that the game was about to turn when Samaras headed Forrest's cross into the net at the near post.
Five minutes later we scored the winner. Excellent work from Ojamaa released Law into the left of the box and he feinted Ambrose then delivered a chip across goal for Higdon to finish with a volley at the far post. There was now a real belief in the home stands that a win was on the cards.
Celtic pressed for their second equaliser be stubborn defence kept them out, Indeed, we made a couple of half chances on the break. We survived the three additional minutes and roared as the final whistle arrived.
It was a great effort and, given the few points that separate the chasing pack, an invaluable three points. If the players can replicate their game on Saturday then another win at Tynecastle should be on the cards.