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1921-10-01: Celtic 0-1 Rangers, Glasgow Cup Final
|Match Pictures | Matches: 1921 - 1922 | 1921 pictures|
An injury-hit and underperforming Celtic side lose narrowly in the final in front of a huge crowd.
TeamsCeltic: Shaw, McNair, McStay, Gilchrist, Cringan, McMaster, McLean, Gallacher, McInally, Cassidy, McFarlane
Rangers: Robb, Manders, McCandless, Meiklejohn, Dixon, Muirhead, Archibald, Cunningham, Henderson, Cairns, McDiarmid
Goals: Meiklejohn (5)
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesMatch report from The Scotsman, 3rd October 1921
The meeting of these clubs in the final for the Glasgow Cup drew out an enormous attendance at Hampden. £2700, exclusive of tax, was taken at the entrances, and it was estimated that fully 80,000 spectators were present, a record number for these finals. Short of Dodds and McAtee, the Parkheaders were scarcely at full strength, while the Rangers were still without Morton. Ideal weather conditions favoured the game. There was no wind to spoil play in any way, but despite this the game was disappointing. Hard and fast enough it was, but all over there was a lack of that good football which both sides can serve up. The Celtic forwards never settled down, they were really seldom in the picture, and of the two goalkeepers Shaw had far more to do than Robb. The latter got off very easily, while the Celtic custodian, besides being beaten once, had other good shots to hold, though near the end McInally narrowly missed. This was perhaps the Celtic's best try.
The only goal of the match was scored by Meiklejohn after five minutes' play, a great shot from the Ranger's half-back being too much for Shaw, who got his hands to the ball but could not stop it. The effort was well worthy of success, and it was all but repeated later on. On the day's showing, the Rangers were the better side and deserved the success. The Ibrox forwards worked better together, and individually Archibald, Cunningham, and Cairns were ahead of anything on the Celtic side. Gallacher and McInally worked hard, but in the end failed to save the game, the cup going to Ibrox. Both defences were hard put to it; they had to stand up to a lot of rushing, and on the whole they did well.
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