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1930-02-22: Falkirk 0-1 Celtic, League Division 1
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- Johnny Thomson's understudy is once again called on in place of the injured Bowhill man and to his credit John Kelly keeps a clean sheet; one of six he kept in his ten starts for Celtic. Peter Scarff scored the only goal of the game.
- The first football match under artificial light took place in Sheffield in 1878 and the first experiment in playing a cup-tie under floodlights took place at Mansfield on Saturday [See below].
- Scotland played the second of her Association football internationals on Saturday and won it. The men of Ireland were the visitors at Glasgow. It was a good victory, and Hughie Gallacher, the centre-forward, got two of the three goals. The Scots were never like losing.
- In the English League, Sheffield Wednesday, at the top of the First Division, were well beaten at Huddersfield. Newcastle United who are in a serious position, were victorious over Sunderland. Thus they lost nothing by allowing Gallacher their centre-forward, to play for Scotland.
- A detailed account is given in The Scotsman (Mon 24 Feb, P.8) of the Prince of Wales's safari in the heat of the East African bush, when with his party he chased two elephants 100 miles on foot, over 10-days trying to "bag" it but-without success.
Ferguson, Scobbie, Hume, Russell, Hamill, Muir, McGregor, Love, McGinnigle, Miller, Gall.
Kelly, Cook, McGonagle, Wilson, Geatons, Robertson, R. Thomson, A. Thomson, Scarff, Napier, Connolly.
Referee: Mr. A. D. Innes (Glasgow)
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 24th February 1930, page 5
CELTIC VICTORY AT FALKIRK.
The game between Falkirk and the Celtic at Brockville Park, Falkirk, was one of exceptionally poor quality.
The Celtic got the verdict by a single goal, and just deserved it; they were the better of two poor teams.
The Falkirk side showed a number of changes, and the Celtic had Geatons deputising for McStay at centre-half and Scarff for McGrory at centre-forward.
Falkirk started off in promising style, good work by McGregor gave a chance to Gall, who failed to turn it to account.
Ground conditions were difficult, but the Celtic quickly settled, and for a period of about ten minutes they kept the play well within home territory. The Falkirk defence was flurried and uncertain in dealing with the repeated attacks.
The Falkirk goal had one or two escapes before the play was taken towards Kelly, who saved in brilliant fashion a powerful shot by Gall.
Scarff and Hamill both suffered injuries as a result of a midfield collision, and the Falkirk player had to be carried to the touchline. During his temporary absence Scarff got possession, and, forcing a way through the home defence, cleverly gave the Celtic the lead.
Following that Falkirk had to put in a lot of defensive work, but gradually they forced their opponents back, and Miller had a creditable attempt to bring the scores level, his shot striking the cross-bar and bouncing over.
Falkirk were aggressive towards the close of the first half, but they failed to make any definite impression on the Celtic defence.
In the second half play was keen, but not particularly bright. Falkirk showed up slightly better than in the first half, and had chances enough to save a point, but the forwards seemed incapable of getting in a decent shot at goal.
Muir, however, came near with a fine try which was brilliantly saved by Kelly. At the, other end Scarff drove with full force against the crossbar, and Ferguson distinguished himself with one or two good saves.
Falkirk stand badly in need of inside forwards who can shoot.
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