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1930-03-22: Cowdenbeath 1-2 Celtic, League Division 1
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- Scarff on the half hour and Napier in 80 minutes scored in what was a comfortable victory for Celtic over a listless Fife eleven at Parkhead. Inside-right Black was Cowdenbeath's scorer in 83 minutes, but their centre-forward Duncan Lindsay was unfortunate, twice hitting the woodwork. In a poor Cowdenbeath side, Lindsay, Bob Middleton in goals and defender Tom Frame were given pass marks.
- Rangers and Partick Thistle qualified to take part in the Scottish Cup final, and both had good victories. Disappointing displays were given by the losers, Heart of Midlothian and the Hamilton Academicals. Edinburgh's hope fell softly to a vastly superior side; whose three goals margin lead did not over-represent the advantage they held. Better things had been hoped for. It was a poor contest, and not worthy of a crowd of over 90,000 people. The other tie at Parkhead, Glasgow, attracted under 10,000 people. They saw a more even struggle, though the Thistle team were superior, and won fairly and squarely on their merits. Thus the final will be an all-Glasgow one.
- In England, Huddersfield Town qualified for the F.A. Cup final beating Sheffield Wednesday; Hull City drew with the Arsenal. The Huddersfield team scored two goals, and both were got by the Scottish international forward, Alex Jackson, who has at his credit nine of the eleven goals obtained by his side over all their Cup ties this season. The highly-paid-for Arsenal team narrowly escaped defeat from their Second Division opponents, who got the first two goals, and who were not overhauled until near the close of play.
- New York, March. 21.—"Scarface" Al Capone surrendered to the Chicago police this afternoon. It is not yet known whether the authorities are preferring any charge against him. It was reported yesterday that Al Capone had taken up residence at his palatial winter home in Miami, but this report was erroneous. After his release on Monday he did not present himself at his home on the south side of Chicago, where his mother and sister were awaiting him, and where also a number of policemen were on guard at the door with a summons for him to appear in Court to answer a charge of carrying weapons.—Reuter.
Middleton, Johnstone, Moyes, McMahon, Frame, Menzies, Pullar, Black, Lindsay, Campbell, Martin.
Kelly, Cook, McGonagle, Wilson, McStay, Geatons, R. Thomson, A. Thomson, Scarff, Napier, Hughes.
Referee: J. Baillie (Motherwell).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 24th March 1930, page 5
COWDENBEATH'S INEFFECTIVE DISPLAY.
Only about 3,000 spectators were present at the defeat of Cowdenbeath by Celtic at Cowdenbeath, and they have seldom seen the Fife team in a poorer light.
In a game in which thrills were conspicuous by their absence, the home team gave a listless display. There was a complete lack of team work on their part, and that the Glasgow side did not win by a bigger margin was due largely to the inept finishing of their forwards.
By clever combination, inspired mostly by A. Thomson, the Celtic frequently got the better of the home defence, but once within shooting range their skill seemed to desert them.
Although first Scarff and later Napier managed to elude Middleton's vigilance, the best shooting came from the Celtic halfbacks, and the home goalkeeper's best saves were made from Wilson and Geatons.
McMahon, the Cowdenbeath right-half, was for always trying to get his forwards going, but, with the exception of Pullar and Lindsay, they seemed unable to circumvent the wiles of Cook and McGonnagle, who were steady Celtic backs.
Lindsay twice had hard luck when great shots struck the crossbar, and it was left to Black to get Cowdenbeath's consolation goal near the end. Altogether it was a most unhappy day for the Cowdenbeath.
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