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1930-10-04: Celtic 4-1 Morton, League Division 1
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- A goal from fan's favourite Bertie Thomson and a hat-trick from McGrory for Celtic in response to which Morton could only muster a single goal from Danny McRorie reflects the superiority of the home side.
- Rangers sit on top of the league table with 15 points but Celtic are only one point behind having played a game less. Then come Motherwell and Cowdenbeath also on 14 points.
- In England Arsenal are top on 16 points followed by Aston Villa on 15 points then four clubs on 14 points. One of the four, Sheffield United held Arsenal to a 1-1 draw on Saturday at Highbury in front of 53,000 spectators. Jack Lambert opened the scoring for the Gunners, but Dubliner, Jimmy Dunne equalised for the Blades.
- The British airship R 101, the world’s largest, which left Cardington on Saturday night, exploded and crashed new Beauvais, France early on Sunday morning. Of the 54 on board only 8 survived. R 101 which had recently travelled to Canada and back was on its way to India taking Lord Thomson, the Minister for Air, to the Imperial Conference there.
J. Thomson, Morrison, McGonagle, Wilson, McStay, Geatons, R. Thomson, A. Thomson, McGrory, Scarff, Napier.
McGrory, (3); R. Thomson.
Edwards, McGuire, McKendrick, Osbourne, Hunter, Black, McRorie, Russell, Lyle, Anderson, McCartney.
Referee: W. Bell (Motherwell).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 6th October 1930, page 5
MORTON OUTPLAYED BY THE CELTIC.
The Celtic had an easy win over Morton at Parkhead, Glasgow, before 15,000 spectators.
The game never rose above the average. The home team were superior in every department except at back, where Maguire and McKendrick made an excellent defence, and undoubtedly saved a big defeat.
McGrory accomplished the "hat trick," but was not yet in his old form, although gradually coming back to it. He opened the scoring ten minutes after the start, and half an hour later R. Thomson added a second goal. The home team score ought to have been greater if Scarff and McGrory had accepted the chances offered.
Ten minutes after the interval, and again eleven minutes later, McGrory got goals for the Celtic, and the visitors were well beaten. There were times, indeed, when they were being run off their feet.
Just before the finish McRorie tapped the ball past Thomson in a raid which caught the Celtic backs unawares. Morton's team work was good, but their halfbacks were poor in their ideas of support.
The two Thomsons, on the Celtic right wing, were again their finest forwards, but the left wing had little understanding. The great strength of the team lay with the half-backs, who were splendid in their co-operation with their forwards.
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