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1930-08-16: Falkirk 3-2 Celtic, League Division 1
|Match Pictures | Matches: 1930 - 1931 | 1930 Pictures|
- Celtic took the lead through Peter Scarff in 12 minutes but goals from Hamill and Stevenson had Falkirk leading at the break. In 55 minutes Patsy Gallacher put Jim Dyet through for a third for Falkirk. Scarff pulled one back in the last minute.
- With two weeks of the Scottish season gone only six teams are undefeated in the First Division. Hamilton Accies, Rangers, and Dundee lead the table in that order. The Second Division is headed by Third Lanark, Montrose, Albion Rovers, and Dundee United.
- England made a good start in the Fifth and final Test at the Oval and at close of play were 316 for five, with Sutcliffe on 138, Not Out.
- Reassuring news comes from the North West Frontier that rebel tribesmen are in retreat and Martial Law has been declared in the troubled Peshawar District. Trustworthy reports show that the punishment inflicted by the RAF, bombing along the Bara Valley is very severe indeed.
Ferguson,Hume, Mackrell, Kennedy, Hamill, Hutchison, McGregor, Patsy Gallacher, Dyet, Stevenson, Gall.
Hamill, Stevenson, Dyet.
J. Thomson, Cook, McGonagle, Wilson, McStay, Robertson, McCallum, A. Thomson, Scarff, Napier, Tierney.
Referee: W. Webb (Glasgow).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 18th August 1930, page 3
CELTIC BEATEN AT FALKIRK.
Falkirk began their home programmes for the season with a noteworthy triumph over the Celtic, who were defeated by three goals to two.
The victory was worthily earned and gave complete satisfaction to the home club supporters, who saw their favourites at their best, and showing a vast improvement on their display at Edinburgh the previous Saturday.
The football throughout was of the keenest description, and the play never at any time lacked either in interest or incident. But the game was never marred by anything in the way of shady tactics on the field.
For the only unfortunate incident a section of the spectators were responsible. That happened when the second half had been ten minutes in progress, and immediately followed the scoring of Falkirk's third goal. There was something in the nature of a "scrap" behind the north goal, and spectators in the vicinity, obviously with the intention of getting clear of the trouble invaded the field and play was brought to a standstill for a few, minutes while the police dealt effectively with the situation.
The Celtic opened in good style and were the first to show real aggressiveness in attack. They were repulsed by a sturdy defence and the crowd cheered as Gallagher led the home attack towards the Celitc goal. To Gall was left the task of applying the finishing touch, but the winger's drive was blocked by Cook and an unproductive corner-kick, was all that resulted.
Twelve minutes had gone when the Celtic opened the scoring in simple fashion, Scarff directing into an empty goal a ball which was dropped by Ferguson some distance from his charge. Falkirk soon got on level terms Hamill equalising in two minutes from a free kick. Three minutes later, Stevenson delighted the home crowd when he got a surprise shot past Thomson, to give Falkirk a lead which despite almost persistent Celtic effort they held to the interval.
The Celtic were aggressors for a spell in the early part of the second half, but they could make nothing of the home defenders, who were as sure as they were resolute.
Good work by Gallagher let Dyet in for a third goal to Falkirk after ten minutes, and from that point the Celtic seemed to be so unsettled that they could do little or nothing right. A few minutes from the end, however, Scarff got through to beat Ferguson and reduce the leeway, but the Celtic never looked like making a draw of it.
While the Falkirk defence was of Sterling quality, no man afield excelled the veteran Gallagher, who for the first time found himself on the winning side against his former club.
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