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1893-04-15: Celtic 2-2 Blackburn Rovers, Friendly
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The Scotsman - Monday, 17th April 1893, page 5
CELTIC V BLACKBURN ROVERS – These teams met on Saturday at Celtic Park, in favourable weather, and before 5000 spectators. The home team was somewhat re-arranged. The Rovers brought down their best team, and the Celts were without Doyle Dunbar filling the blank at half. The Rovers started against the wind, and forced a corner in the first minute, but it was fruitless. In five minutes, after some fine end to end play, the Celts scored the first goal. They seemed irresistible, but the Rovers settled down, their forwards going in perfect form and almost scored. Both sides put in pretty play. Southworth’s fine play attracted special attention. Dunbar made a grand substitute for Doyle. Play slackened somewhat, chiefly on the part of the Celtic. The Rovers’ halves worked hard but not brilliantly. Play ruled even, and with ten minutes to go the Rovers equalised. Just before the interval the Celts again took the lead, heading from a free kick. With the change of ends the Rovers began pressing, Taylor having the first try. A cross pass from the same player was just missed by the lefts. All the play so far was at the Celts end. There was no comparison between the teams. After twelve minutes’ play the Celts warmed up and attacked. The Rovers, however, held them, and in fifteen minutes again equalised. The play brightened and became equal. Forbes was showing grand defence, and time and again pulled up the right wing, who did the heavy share of the attack. The Rovers’ halves were making a sad mess of the home combination. The Celts, however, had less of the Rovers’ finish. Towards the finish the Rovers again pressed. Result -: Two goals each.
Celtic Team:- Cullen, Reynolds, Dunbar, Maley, Kelly, Johnston (Airdrieonians FC), Davidson, Blessington, Madden, Campbell, McMahon
Scorers:- McMahon, og
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