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1930-08-09: Celtic 3-1 Kilmarnock, League Division 1
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- After the first week of a new season the table has an odd look about it with Hamilton, Motherwell, Celtic, Queen’s Park, and then Rangers in that order at the top. Celtic start the first game with Denis “Wafer” McCallum at outside-right and Cornelius “Con” Tierney at outside-left, and McCallum gets two in a good win for this experimental Celtic side. McCallum's goals were scored in the first minute of each half and Charlie Napier scored in three minutes. Kilmarnock scored through James Ramsay in 20 minutes. Sam Clemie prevented the loss from being greater with some fine saves.
- In England the Cricket Season is still under way with the Australian tourists taking on Northamptonshire and spending a whole day fielding as the home side put on 249, their best score to date against an Australian side.
- North-West Frontier. During the weekend a force of Afridi raiders attacked a military supply depot near Peshawar, and troops were rushed to the spot. R.A.F. bombing operations are continuing against Afridi villages in the Bara Valley. A body of Poona Horse engaged Afridis in Hazarkhani.
- There are 2.75 million unemployed in Germany on July 31, of whom 1.9 million were in receipt of public relief.
J. Thomson, Cook, McGonagle, Wilson, McStay, Robertson, McCallum, A. Thomson, Scarff, Napier, Tierney.
McCallum, (2); Napier.
Clemie, Leslie, Nibloe, Morton, Stewart, Clark, Connel, Smith, Cunningham, Ramsay, Aitken.
Referee: J. C. Love (Helensburgh).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 11th August 1930, page 3
CELTIC SUCCESS OVER KILMARNOCK.
The Celtic won their opening game at home in convincing fashion, and while making due allowance for the injury to Leslie, the Kilmarnock player, which occurred shortly before the interval, they thoroughly deserved the points. Throughout the match they had the bulk of the play, and the wonder of the 18,000 spectators was that the margin was not a larger one.
The home team opened so briskly that McCallum scored in exactly thirty seconds, after Nibloe had managed to stop but failed to clear a shot from Napier. To add to the discomfiture of the Kilmarnock team, the advantage was increased by Napier three minutes later, when he put the finishing touch to a splendid cross by Tierney.
Against this serious handicap the Ayrshire men battled bravely, and their efforts met with reward, after twenty minutes, when Ramsey got their only goal. Just before, Thomson had saved from a free kick by Morton. Leslie had retired, but reappeared at outside right after the interval.
In the opening minutes of the second half, McCallum again beat Clemie. For a time Kilmarnock fought back, but for the most part they were on the defensive, and Clemie, their goalkeeper came out of the game with many of the honours.
The defence of the losers was their strongest department. Their attack was always held by a strong half-back line Scarff, who deputised for McGrory, was unfortunate in his finishing, and further handicapped by an injury after the interval.
McCallum did splendidly in his new position at outside right, and that apart from his goals, and Tierney, if his finishing was not always up to the mark, made quite a satisfactory first appearance.
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