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1888-09-06: Celtic 0-2 Cowlairs, Glasgow Exhibition Cup Final
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- Glasgow Exhibition Cup Final.
- Played on neutral ground at Exhibition Grounds, Kelvinside.
ReviewThe Scotsman - Friday, 7th September 1888, page 4
"Judging from the vast crowd which assembled on the Recreation Grounds in the evening, great interest was manifested in the final tie of the football tournament. The game, however, was not so closely contested as had been anticipated, the Cowlairs proving the victors by two goals as against nothing scored by the Celtic, This is the first reverse the Celts have encountered since the formation of their team."
Post-ScriptAt the dinner following the Celtic defeat by Cowlairs in the Exhibition Cup 6th Sept 1888, John Glass publicly vowed that the Cowlairs supporters who had disgracefully tormented the Celtic Players that day would be taught a lesson they would never forget, there was only one way to do it, merely winning trophies would never be enough to satisfy the wearers of the green & white and their supporters, it would be done in the truly unique style of the Celtic race - with ingenuity, skill and passion.
Dunning, McLaren, Collins, McKeown, Kelly, Gallagher, McCallum, Dunbar, Groves, Coleman, O'Connor.
T. Duff, McCartney, McLeod, Sinclair, James McPherson, Bishop, McGuinness, Hamilton, McCall, John McPherson
Goals:- Stewart 40, Bishop 55.
- Match Pictures
Large Gold Plated Medal Won by Cowlairs who beat Celtic 2-0
Probably the best looking medal i have ever seen. Pity Celtic never won it
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