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1930-04-12: St Mirren 0-0 Celtic, League Division 1
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- Defending a good away record Celtic pressed hard and had bad luck when Charlie Napier twice hits woodwork with Willie Fotheringham the Saints keeper beaten. Jimmy Connor had a similar experience when he saw his shot rebound off the goal-post with John Kelly beaten.
- No goals were scored in the final of the Scottish Cup competition between Rangers and Partick Thistle, and the tie will be replayed at Hampden on Wednesday. The football was of the strenuous order, but clean. There were 107,475 spectators present. Chief interest in the League competitions centred in the promotion and relegation fights. In the First Division, Dundee United had their fate sealed with a 5-2 defeat at Falkirk.
- Albion Rovers, in the Second Division, had their hopes dimmed by St Bernard’s. The Edinburgh club took a point out of the game, and might have had both, but that one point may yet settle the promotion problem. The two leaders—Leith Athletic and East Fife—were winners. The former had a close call at Falkirk, but ultimately defeated East Stirlingshire by the odd goal in five. The Fife club routed Forfar Athletic by 5-2 and incidentally established a new League goal-scoring record. Their total is now 111, two better than the record previously held by Dunfermline.
- In the English League there was no lack of thrills. Everton had their hopes of escaping relegation rudely clashed by Grimsby Town, their possible comrades in distress. The Liverpool team are now established at the bottom of the League, three points behind their nearest rival. Grimsby's victory may be of the greatest assistance to them, for it took them within a point of Newcastle United. The latter were again losers, being defeated by Aston Villa. Burnley won where they could ill afford to lose. They are four points ahead of Newcastle with two more matches played. In the English Second Division, Chelsea fell at Swansea, and the race is now between Oldham and Blackpool.
- Rome, April 13.—The exciting experiences of a lady aviator with a herd of infuriated bulls are to-day recounted in messages from Naples. As a result of a false landing while flying a bright-red aeroplane, the Polish aviator, Sofia de Mikulska, found herself assailed by the bulls in a herd of buffaloes in a lonely stretch of cattle country between Rome and Naples. She was ultimately rescued by the timely arrival of horsemen, who held off the bulls until reinforcements of mounted-Carabinieri arrived and after a regular rodeo.
Fotheringham, Hay, Lilley, Colquhoun, Walker, Miller, Meechan, Gebbie, McCrae, Rankin, Connor.
Kelly, Cook, McGonagle, Geatons, McStay, Robertson, R. Thomson, A. Thomson, McGrory, Napier, Kavanagh.
Referee: A. H. Leishman (Falkirk).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 14th April 1930, page 4
CELTIC HELD AT PAISLEY.
Celtic are proving a difficult lot to beat away from home, and have not lost on opponents' grounds since January 4.
On their visit to Love Street they came nearer to winning than losing in a game which was fought out on strenuous lines.
There were times in the first half when Celts should have scored, but the goalposts stopped them, and in the second half St Mirren had a like experience when Connor sent in a shot.
The defences dominated the play on both sides, and all the forward play was more or less of a ragged nature. With the wind in the first-half, Celtic pressed all the time, but in the second they were on the defensive, an indication that the wind played not a little part in the proceedings.
For an attraction of the kind the attendance was not so large as was expected, about 9,000 attending.
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