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1930-01-01: Celtic 1-2 Rangers, League Division 1
|Match Pictures | Matches: 1929 - 1930 | 1930 Pictures|
- Celtic had taken the lead in 7 minutes thanks to newcomer Charlie Napier, and though Rangers equalised through an Alan Morton penalty just before half-time the game seemed to be about to finish in a draw, then George Brown grabbed a late winner for Rangers in 88 minutes.
- Scotland’s New Year Holiday football carnival has never experienced so tragic and depressing a start as it had yesterday. To an atmosphere already clouded by the Glen Cinema disaster in Paisley the weather added its contribution to the gloom and depression. Torrential rain from shortly after mid-day was the general experience. There was an impressive scene before the start of the St. Mirren v Kilmarnock match at Love Street, players and spectators observing one minute’s silence out of respect to the victims of the Hogmanay cinema disaster.
- In England Sheffield Wednesday drew 3-3 with Manchester City to retain the leadership of the First Division in front of 60,000 at Maine Road. Percy Smith manager of Bury F.C. has been appointed team manger of Tottenham Hotspur following the resignation of Mr W. J. Minter last week.
- The death toll in the Paisley cinema disaster of yesterday, which was originally put at 69, has risen to 70 with the death of a six-year old boy today. There are still a large number in hospital and the number of deaths could rise as a result of the fire and smoke caused 1000 children to rush for the exits of the Glen Cinema in Paisley. Crushing at the locked doors and smoke inhalation are thought to have accounted for the high number of deaths and injuries. The King and the Prime Minister have sent messages of sympathy to the town.
J. Thomson, Geatons, McGonagle, Wilson, McStay, Robertson, R. Thomson, A. Thomson, McGrory, Napier, Connolly.
T Hamilton, Gray, R. Hamilton, Buchanan, Meiklejohn, Craig, Archibald, Brown, Fleming, McPhail, Morton.
Scorers: Morton, Brown.
Referee: W. G. Holburn (Glasgow).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman page 5, January 2nd, 1930
RANGERS’ LAST MINUTE GOAL
About 40,000 spectators turned out at Celtic Park yesterday in heavy rain, and witnessed what was perhaps the finest game of the season.
Celtic were the first to score, Napier converting from R. Thomson’s cross seven minutes after the start.
Some magnificent play followed, and Celtic had the upper hand until one minute from half-time, when Rangers were awarded a penalty, from which Morton scored.
The game was contested fiercely until the last minute, when Rangers scored through Brown.
Both sets of players deserve praise for their display and endurance, and it was the strength of the champions that won the game.
John Thomson, in Celtic’s goal, again demonstrated his great ability, and the other players who shone in a brilliant display were Morton and Brown for Rangers, and Napier and R. Thomson for Celtic.
The attendance, which was much smaller than was expected, was, however, good, considering the weather.
The game was a clean one, and much to the credit of both teams.
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