Date: 12th March 2019 at 6:01am
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was as delighted as anyone over his first goal in senior football- a last gasp winner for Celtic against Hearts in the Reserve League.

The 16-year-old came close a couple of times to scoring in his first start a fortnight ago at Kilmarnock but showed a sense of drama with his goal against Hearts.

Despite taking an early 2-0 lead thanks to early goals from Wallace Duffy and Marvin Compper Celtic were made to sweat for the points with Hearts scoring twice in the second half.

The momentum was with the Edinburgh side but nine minutes from the final wistle Dembele sent a shot crashing off the crossbar.

Despite being the youngest player on the park Dembele continued to motor up and down the right flank while older opponents started to flap.

With two minutes left to play Andrew Irving was finally booked for a rugby style grab at Scott Roberston that earned Celtic a free kick a few yards back from the corner of the penalty box.

Hearts keeper Kelby Mason was transfixed by Compper going for the in-swinging free kick but the defender failed to make contact with the ball sliding into the net at the back post.

It was the fourth successive win for Tommy McIntyre’s side who now have a three week break due to five players going to Portugal for European Championship qualifiers with Scotland.