Inverness CT 1 – Celtic 2 (SPL, October 18, 2008) After a goalless first half, Scott Brown put Celtic ahead with a side-footed shot in the 48th minute. Celtic then opened up a two goal cushion when Glenn Loovens rose high at the back post to head home. Garry Wood pulled a goal back for the hosts.
Celtic reserves 1 – Aberdeen reserves 1 (Scottish Premier Reserve League, October 14, 2008) Paddy McCourt, the starlet described as having more talent than Aiden McGeady, netted his first ever Celtic goal with a stunning solo effort to open the scoring. Jeffrey De Visscher equalised minutes later for the Dons to earn a point.