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1930-09-27: Queen's Park 3-3 Celtic, League Division 1
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- Bizarre events were witnessed at Hampden, where the match was finished by the referee with Celtic winning 2-3 only for the linesman to consult with the referee, Tom Dougray, who then had the players return and the game re-started for a further two minutes. In this resumed period of play the referee awarded Queen’s Park a penalty, which James B. McAlpine converted to equalise the scores.
- In England Arsenal continue their winning ways and pull clear at the top of the table with their win at Birmingham, scoring four to the home side’s two at St Andrew’s.
- A mass rally of Republicans from all over Spain attended a demonstrated in Madrid on Saturday demanding the abdication of the King in order to avert a tragedy.
Peden, Campbell, Walker, Grant, Gillespie, King, Crawford, Bremner, McLelland, McAlpine, Paterson.
McLelland, Crawford, McAlpine.
J. Thomson, Morrison, McGonagle, Wilson, McStay, Geatons, R. Thomson, Scarff, McGrory, Napier, Tierney.
Napier, (2); R. Thomson.
Referee: T. Dougray (Bellshill).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 29th September 1930, page 4
UNUSUAL INCIDENT AT HAMPDEN.
There was an extraordinary climax to the encounter at Hampden Park, Glasgow, between the Celtic and the Queen's Park. Referee T. Dougary blew his whistle for time-up, and the players were trooping off the field when a linesman drew his attention to the fact that there was still two minutes to play.
Realising that he had finished the game too soon, the referee ordered the men to carry on after a consultation. In these last two minutes, the Celtic, in the heat of a hot Queen's Park attack, conceded a penalty for handling, and McAlpine beat Thomson from the kick. It was an exciting wind-up to what had been a rousing contest.
The effervescent football of the Amateurs in the first half discomfited the Celtic, who, nevertheless, fought with fine pluck and perseverance, but, though deprived of a point in such a remarkable circumstance, they must agree that a draw was quite an equitable result.
With the wind at their backs, the Queen's Park struck a game which presaged victory, and they reached the interval leading by the odd goal in three. They went ahead in the tenth minute by, McLelland, and a quarter of an hour later Crawford had a simple task, in securing another goal.
The Celtic were perturbed. The half-backs did not hold a connecting link with their forwards, and the upshot was that the sting was taken out of the attack. A "penalty" awarded against Peden, apparently for pushing R. Thomson, brought a goal for the Celtic after-thirty-six minutes, Napier converting.
The Celtic improved considerably after the turn, and within ten minutes, they equalised by R. Thomson. Eighteen, minutes before the finish, the Celtic went ahead, Napier heading the ball through. On the Amateurs struggled with abandon, and they got the goal they deserved only a matter of seconds before the finish of the exciting period of which comment has already been made.
The exhibition of the goalkeepers made one of the features of a match that contained many. McGrory, who got a knock early in the first half never recovered. Wilson excelled in the Parkhead half-back line in the second half.
McAlpine was Queen's Park's most sprightly and cunning forward, and all the half-backs enhanced their reputations.
The attendance would be about 25,000.
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