Hibs’ Development Squad were able to grind out a 1-0 win over Celtic at the club’s training centre, in what was a tight affair.
The young Hibees called upon first-team men in Oli Shaw and Fraser Murray to help the youthful side as they just about edged their Glasgow visitors.
A Kosovar Sadiki header nine minutes from time sealed an impressive win for Hibs.
Here are three things we learned from the clash.
Familiar faces during Hibs’ Development Squad match
There were Hibees past and present at the match in Tranent, including one former manager.
Former boss John Collins took in the match as well as former Hibs player Ian Murray. He is currently the Aidrieonians manager.
A host of first-team men were present for parts of the clash too, with Steven Whittaker, Paul Hanlon, Martin Boyle and Ryan Porteous just some of the Hibees watching their young teammates in action.
Gullan looks like hot property
The man who created the only goal of the game, the Hibs youngster currently out on loan at Raith was excellent on development duty.
He almost scored with a brilliant free-kick and was constantly causing the Celtic defence problems with fast driving runs.
His perfect cross for Sadiki helped separate the sides. Having scored three goals and notching the one assist for Raith this season in League One, it certainly seems like Gullan is playing with confidence.
Resting players for the first team?
Shaw and Murray were two of the more senior men on the park and both were hooked at half time.
Hibs’ senior side take on St Johnstone this weekend in what will be a crucial clash as the club look to bounce back from Paul Heckingbottom’s dismissal.
Murray and Shaw have been regular squad members this term so perhaps they were being saved for the weekend.
Defence on top
With attacking talents like Karamoko Dembele in their ranks, Celtic do have lots of technical quality to trouble teams at reserve level, but not this Hibs defence.
The physicality of the Hibs backline was overpowering and it helped the Easter Road side win this match.
Sadiki’s journey from defence to attack resulted in the winning goal too, converting a Gullan corner into the net with a brilliant header.