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1930-02-05: Celtic 1-2 Airdrieonians, League Division 1
|Match Pictures | Matches: 1929 - 1930 | 1930 Pictures|
- Bobby Skinner put Airdrie in front after only 3 minutes and twenty minutes later the same player clashed with the celtic goalkeeper who took no further part in the game, and from then on there was only one team in it. Airdrie's penalty-kick specialist, full back, George McQueen, scored their second from the spot in 70 minutes and Charlie Napier's goal in 82 minutes, scored directly from a corner-kick, gave Celtic some hope in the dying minutes.
- Old Kilpatrick-born Jim Barrie (Herald report below says ex-Queen's Park), who Celtic signed from US side Fall River makes his one and only appearance as a Celt at right full-back in what was a particularly brutal game. John Thomson was taken off to hospital with a broken jaw and two cracked ribs after a collision with Airdrie's centre-forward Bobby Skinner (who broke the British goal-scoring record with 53 goals for Dunfermline Ath. in season 1925-26), and Thomson's replacement in goal, Peter McGonagle, is also said to have broken his jaw and lost teeth in this match. Charlie Napier scores Celtic's goal direct from a corner with 8 minutes to go.
- At a meeting of the Scottish Football Association in Glasgow, yesterday, the draw for the third round of the Scottish Cup was made as follows:—Hamilton Academicals v King's Park, Partick Thistle v Aberdeen, Hibernian v Heart of Midlothian, Dundee v Airdrieonians, Celtic v St Mirren, Falkirk or Queen of the South, v Leith Athletic, Albion Rovers v. Montrose, Motherwell v Rangers. Ties to be played on February 15. Kick-off 3 p.m. The tie of the round is undoubtedly that between the Hibernians and the Heart of Midlothian. Next in point of interest comes the Motherwell-Rangers tie, the former, when at home being always reckoned a match for the redoubtable Glasgow side. Glasgow's thousands will be pretty equally divided between Firhill and Parkhead, Aberdeen and St Mirren being the respective visitors.
- Orgy of Banditry. 40 Hold-Ups, Two Explosions and Gang Leader Killed in Chicago. ["Morning Post" and "The Scotsman” Correspondent.] New York, February 3. —Unbothered by Chicago's financial difficulties, that city's bandits spent a busy week-end. In a ten-hour period the police received reports of 40 hold-ups, in one of which the resisting victim was killed. They had two serious bomb explosions and three gang murders of rival bandits. The first bomb last evening exploded at the entrance to the film theatre. Three hundred persons, mostly women and children, watching the performance were terrified by the noise and smoke and stampeded for the exits. The second bomb, much more violent, exploded in the early morning in a grocery shop in the south-side district. It completely demolished this and two adjoining shops, shook the south side for a distance of a mile, and caused people to run into the streets in their night clothes. The most daring gang-killing was that of Joseph Cada, a dapper underworld leader, who allowed two equally well-dressed friends to ride with him in his expensive car. A witness who saw them nonchalantly alight, straighten their ties, and saunter away, found on investigation that Cada had slumped forward in his seat, his head almost shot away by two pistols held against it.
J. Thomson, Barrie, McGonagle, Wilson, McStay, Robertson, R. Thomson, A. Thomson, McGrory, Napier, Hughes.
Paterson, Calder, McQueen, Preston, Sharp, Wood, T. Muir, Burke, Skinner, McDonald, Bertram.
Referee: H. Watson (Glasgow).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Thursday, 6th February 1930, page 13
SCOTTISH LEAGUE DIVISION 1
CELTIC…. 1 AIRDRIEONIANS ... 2
At Celtic Park, before an attendance of 5,000, Airdrie, with the breeze behind them, scored within three minutes of the start through Skinner.
Celtic thereafter monopolised play, but were weak near goal, and missed many scoring opportunities. Midway through the first half, John Thomson, Celtic's clever goalkeeper, received a nasty kick, and was removed. It transpired that he had had his jawbone and two ribs broken, and he was taken to a nursing home.
McGonagle took up his position in goal and gave a fine display, but the game was spoiled, and Celtic's depleted team made a poor show.
The home team considered they had a grievance on more than one occasion when their penalty claims for alleged fouls on McGrory were unheeded.
Twenty minutes from the end McQueen increased Airdrie's score from a penalty, and eight minutes from the finish Napier scored for Celtic direct from a corner kick.
Barrie, Celtic's new back, who has been playing in America, made a fair appearance.
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