Cape Town - Bloemfontein Celtic coach Clinton Larsen was delighted to see his side successfully 'execute their game plan' after edging past Jomo Cosmos on Heritage Day.
Geofrey Massa's first-half goal would eventually prove the difference at the Free State Stadium on Thursday, with the result hoisting Phunya Sele Sele to fourth in the standings, two points off the pace at the top.
Celtic were, however, arguably fortunate to have taken all three points after Charlton Mashumba saw his penalty saved by Patrick Tignyemb just before half-time, but Larsen felt they had still done enough to secure the win..
"I think we needed that second goal to give us that cushion and comfort in the second half, but it wasn't to be," he said after the game. "But credit to the players - we worked hard on how we wanted to execute our game plan.
"We thought there'd be a bit of naivety on their part with a bit of inexperience in their team and thought we'd take advantage by overloading the midfield and using our fullbacks. And it was well-executed by the team."