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1930-02-08: Dundee 2-2 Celtic, League Division 1
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- John Kelly made a rare appearance in goals after Johnny Thomson was injured in a tough match against Airdrie the previous week. Celtic went two goals up through Napier and McGrory. Four minutes before the break Andy Campbell pulled one back for the home side and then inside-right Milne equalised in 65 minutes.
- The boycott of the Greenock Morton's "supporters" was continued. The promoters of the "Stay-Away" movement organised a trip to Rothesay in connection with a Scottish Junior Cup tie, and about 1,000 sailed from Greenock, and a concert in the town attracted about 600 people. There were about 6,000 spectators at the match at Greenock.
- In England, the position of Sheffield Wednesday at the top of the table was improved by their beating Burnley, and by the defeats of their nearest neighbours, Manchester City and Derby County. Newcastle United remain at the bottom. They lost at home to Sheffield United, and Grimsby Town, who have the same number of points, were losers to West Ham United.
- The receivers of the 2,533,033 dollars balance of the first and second "Irish Republic" loans, raised in the United States by sympathisers with the cause of Sinn Fein during the guerrilla war in Ireland, have notified the State Supreme Court that they are prepared to make payments on the claims of 131,322 bondholders . Since the claims are greater than the sum in their possession, the receivers recommend its distribution on a 59 per cent, basis, The amount remaining, about 400.000 dollars, would be more than sufficient to meet all disputed claims and cover the expenses of winding-up the receivership. Chief among the disputed claims is that of the "Friends of Irish Freedom" for 100,000 dollars.
- When the liner Modasa called at Dar-es-Salaam the Prince of Wales went ashore, and was present at a dance. Yesterday he played a round of golf and called on the Sultan.
Marsh, Brown, Gilmour, McNab, McCarthy, Thomson, Nelson, Milne, Campbell, Robertson, O’Hare.
Kelly, Wilson, McGonagle, Geatons, McStay, Robertson, Connolly, A. Thomson, McGrory, Scarff, Napier.
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 10th February 1930, page 4
CELTIC HELD AT DUNDEE.
In sharing the points with the Celtic at Dens Park, Dundee, the home team accomplished a remarkably good performance, and on their merits they were fully entitled to the draw.
For a time at the beginning of the game, however, it seemed as if Dundee were to be routed. The Celtic started in great style, and Napier's finely taken first goal appeared likely to be the forerunner of many more.
Twenty minutes of almost uninterrupted Celtic pressure had gone before Dundee wakened up, and then the home men proceeded to give as much as they got, and Campbell and Nelson came very near scoring on several occasions.
It was against the run of play, indeed, that the Celtic scored their second goal, a characteristic McGrory effort, an individual run at high speed, capped with a strong shot.
Before the interval Campbell reduced Dundee's deficit. In the second half, the home side made most of the running, and it was no more than their due when Milne equalised with a well-taken header.
The issue was in doubt until the final whistle. If the game revealed anything, it was that the Celtic must get a new pair of backs, now that their clever goalkeeper, Thomson, will be out of the game for some time, to come. Kelly, his substitute, did well enough, but he needs a safer pair in front of him than Wilson and McGonnagle.
The Celtic forwards were masterly, serving up a delightful exhibition of precise passing and combination. McGrory and Connolly were especially clever.
Dundee's goalkeeper and backs, particularly Brown, played splendidly, but the halfbacks were below form, McCarthy being the only member of that department to shine.
The forwards did well in the second half, although they missed many good chances in front of goal. Milne and Campbell were most prominent, the latter playing his best game of the season. On the whole, Dundee had good reason to feel satisfied with the result.
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