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1930-09-13: Hamilton Academicals 0-0 Celtic, League Division 1
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- Robert Whitelaw made his debut in this match at Hamilton between two sides in contention for the league lead.
- After Saturday’s games Rangers lead the league table followed by Partick Thistle, Hamilton Accies then Celtic and Motherwell. East Fife after six games played are still bottom of the table without a point. At Greenock the visitors, Cowdenbeath got off to a flying start when James “Hooky” Leonard scored from the spot in three minutes, then James Paterson put the Fifers two up early in the second half. Morton pressed hard and were twice denied penalty claims which caused a section of the support to bombard the pitch with stones. The referee suspended play and the police were called on to restore order before the game could be resumed.
- Arsenal top the English First Division table followed by Aston Villa, Leicester City, and Derby County who are the only unbeaten teams. Arsenal conceded their first goal of the season at Roker Park where Morrison (ex-Falkirk) finished off a pass from fellow-Scot Jimmy Connor, but the Gunners scored four and won comfortably to stay on top. In the English Second Division Everton are the only unbeaten side.
- 200 were arrested and one man killed in disorder between Communists and Nazis in Berlin following the German elections which saw the National Socialist make substantial gains. Shots were fired at Herr Hitler when he appeared in Bulow Square, Berlin. At other parts of the city bottles of hydrochloric acid were hurled at Nazi supporters.
- A Paisley man, Edmund Smith Gibson, was convicted at Glasgow Police Court of having “exposed a lottery” and was fined £2.2s., or 20 days imprisonment. The crime consisted of having a board bearing lucky numbers printed on paper, in holes in the board. A metal pin was used to punch out the pieces of paper and the person securing a winning number won a prize.
Gilmour, Allan, J. Wilson, Dougall, Watson, Bulloch, F. Wilson, Herd, Moffat, McLuckie, Howe.
J. Thomson, Morrison, McGonagle, Wilson, McStay, Whitelaw, R. Thomson, A. Thomson, Scarff, Napier, Tierney.
Referee: J. Hudson (Glasgow).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 15th September 1930, page 4
HONOURS EVEN AT HAMILTON.
At Douglas Park, Hamilton, the home club had to find substitutes for Nicoll (goal) and D. Wilson (centre forward), and Celtic were without Morrison (left half) and McGrory (centre).
While Gilmore was quite up to the Nicoll standard the Hamilton forward line was dislocated through an enforced rearrangement owing to the lack of a reserve pivot, which considerably reduced the penetrative power of the vanguard. No harder game has been seen at Hamilton this season.
From the very outset it was a case of checkmate, and while, on occasion, the massed attacks of the Celtic front rank looked like carrying them through the individual thrusts of the Hamilton forward units had the Celtic backs repeatedly in a tangle.
Early on Thomson was lucky on two occasions not to have his colours lowered. Gilmore had also his charmed moments, and especially in the second half when he came out and smothered a ball when Tierney was clean through.
The Academicals were certainly sounder at back than the Celts, but the Parkhead side's superiority at half-back cannot be challenged, for, despite the great part Watson played in a defensive side, McStay was quite his equal and excelled as a placer.
Whitelaw, the ex-Doncaster player, was well ahead of Bulloch, who was "rusty” owing to five weeks' enforced idleness, and while Dougall played a sound game he was not on a par with Wilson.
The footing was slippery and the ball greasy owing to the recent heavy rains and this, to a certain extent, accounted for so many of the final deliveries lacking power and going astray, and also for the blank score.
The balance of play in the first half was in favour of the Celtic, but in the second portion (with the exception of a short period when the Celts went all out for a count) the Academicals were the aggressors, and in the closing five minutes Moffat and his companions more than once came within an ace of scoring. They, however, failed to beat Thomson and, taking play as a whole, it is just as well they did not succeed as a draw was full value for their display.
The attendance was 16,000.
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