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1893-01-21: Celtic 5-1 Third Lanark, Scottish Cup
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The Scotsman - Monday, 23rd January 1893, page 10
Celtic v Third Lanark – Played at Celtic Park before 8000 spectators. The Celtic were fully represented. The Volunteers played Sexton, of the London Casuals, in goal, Stevenson for Lochhead at half-back, and Wilson for Mackay forward. The Celtic kicked off, but the Third were first to press. They kept play in the Celtic territory for the first five minutes. Even play followed of the hardest description. The first serious try came from the Celtic. A brilliant bit of concerted manipulation was finished by McMahon putting on the first goal. Play ruled brisk and even brilliant. In half an hour Wilson smartly squared the score by a goal, which was unsuccessfully appealed. The Volunteers were forcing the play. Their dash was in striking contrast to their last appearance. Just on the interval, M’Mahon put the Celts in the ascendancy. The Celtic settled first on to play after the resumption, but they had to fall back and defend at close quarters. A swift shot from the Volunteers’ right just shaved the Celtic uprights. Rapid runs on both sides followed. Then the Celts took up the tale, swarmed round the Volunteers’ defence, and Seaton had frequently to fist. The Third made several determined breaks away, but were well held in. The Celts scored a third goal, which was unsuccessfully appealed. The Volunteers retaliated with a dangerous dribble, but they failed at close quarters, and had to return to their own end. The home attack was most persistent and always dangerous. The Volunteers, although having all the worst of it, were playing in plucky fashion. After Sexton had saved McMahon scored a fourth goal. The Volunteers made many plucky efforts to reduce the lead, but lost another. Result:- Celtic, five goals; Third Lanark, one goal.
Celtic Team:- Cullen, Reynolds, Doyle, Maley, Kelly, T. Dunbar, Towie, Blessington, Madden, McMahon, Campbell
Scorers:- McMahon (3), Towie (2)
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