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1930-04-05: Celtic 2-0 Partick Thistle, League Division 1
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- Partick Thistle have a Scottish Cup final tie against Rangers in a weeks time and could have been forgiven for taking it easy, but apart from resting Johnny Ballantyne they fielded a strong side. Both keepers, Johnny Thomson and Johnny Jackson play their part in a good game, which Celtic won thanks to two goals from Jimmy McGrory, one with the head and one with the boot. Jimmy Rae in defence and John Simpson at centre-forward plus Davie Ness at outside-right were Partick's best players.
- Chief interest in Saturday's football in Scotland centred in the doings of the clubs in danger of deposition from the First Division, and in the struggle amongst the leaders in the lower order for promotion. It has been evident for some time that St Johnstone cannot escape relegation, and some curiosity was felt as to how Dundee United would fare against them at Perth. The latter lost by six goals to one, and as a result the United cannot now keep their, place. Even were they to win their last two engagements, and were Morton to lose their last four, the Greenock club would remain in the upper class through having a better goal average. Thus St Johnstone's success meant that their victims will have to go down with them.
- England had an ample revenge against Scotland at Wembley on Saturday for the sweeping victory gained by the Scots on the same ground two years ago. In winning by 5 goals to 2 the Englishmen were not unduly flattered by the score. If it was a surprise win, it was not undeserved. There were no Celtic players in the team and Rangers had six.
- "Gandhi, the Indian extremist leader, and many of his followers began their campaign of civil disobedience by breaking the salt laws. Many arrests were made, and quantities of salt were confiscated. The leader was not arrested."--Glasgow Herald
- Khartoum, April 6.—The Prince of Wales has now entered the Sudd, a vast area of marsh land crowned with tall papyrus grass, and covering an area of hundreds of square miles on both banks of the Nile. The Royal base steamer Omdurman arrived at Bor last evening, and remained for two hours before resuming the voyage down river. She is due at Malakal on April 11 or 12. The Prince intends leaving the Bahr-el-Jebel, as the main stream of the White Nile is called, and making expeditions up the tributaries, the Bahr-el-Zeraf and the Bahr-el-Gazal, around which the ground is firmer, and where game, including elephant, lion, and giraffe, can be found.—Press Association
J. Thomson, Hughes, McGonagle, Wilson, McStay, Geatons, R. Thomson, A. Thomson, McGrory, Napier, Kavanagh.
Jackson, Calderwood, Rae, Elliot, Lambie, McLeod, Ness, Miller, Simpson, Boardman, Torbet.
Referee: H. Watson (Glasgow).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
The Scotsman - Monday, 7th April 1930, page 4
TWO GOALS FOR McGRORY.
Both the Celtic and Partick Thistle had changes for their game at Parkhead, Glasgow, but those of the Thistle did not make for weakness. Only Ballantyne was absent from their side and the Celtic were without Cook and Scarff.
The conditions were good, and there were 13,000 spectators present. Play was keen, and the game was well contested and singularly free from fouls. Both goalkeepers were thoroughly tested, and came through their ordeals with credit.
Thomson showed that he has not lost any of his confidence because of his injuries.
Ness and Simpson were the Thistle's most dangerous forwards and caused the home defence plenty of trouble. Lambie took a firm grip of McGrory, but was unable to prevent the Celt scoring a couple of fine goals.
The first was secured two minutes before the-interval, the centre taking, a dropping' cross from Kavanagh with his head and directing the ball past Jackson. The second score came after the cross over when McGrory took up a long pass from A. Thomson, and, wheeling round quickly, sent the ball into the net.
The Thistle played good football, but appeared to be averse to taking risks in view of their final engagement on Saturday.
Rae at left back was the best defender on view, his kicking and tackling being first-class; Simpson appeared to have made a good recovery.
The Celts won deservedly, but owed much to McGrory's opportunism. His goals were fine efforts, and another attempt, when the ball struck the woodwork, was well worthy of a third score.
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