Sign in or
1931-06-25: Michigan All Stars 0-5 Celtic, American Tour
|Match Pictures | Matches: 1930 - 1931 | 1931 Pictures|
- Press Association, Detroit, Thursday (25) & Montreal Gazette (26) describe this match as Celtic "playing in artificial light/floodlights for the first time" The match programme [See Match Pictures] is clear that the game was played on Thursday 25th.
- The Scotsman report (below) states that Hughes was at outside-left and took a pass from Scarff before going on a run and scoring the opening goal, while the Glasgow Herald report (also below) gives the scorer of the goal that Scarff supplied, as McGhee. This may be correct as Joe McGhee was on the tour. Both papers got their information from the Press Association. To complicate matters even further the local Canadian paper apparently gives the scorer as Scarff. Whatever the dubiety about the scorer of the opener there was no doubt that fan's favourite Bertie Thomson, Charlie Napier, (2); and Jimmy McGrory scored the other goals.
- PROHIBITION'S EVILS —America's Wave of Crime. Attacks on prohibition and pleas for fewer and better public-houses are the features of the eighth annual report of the Scottish Public House Reform League (for the Promotion of True Temperance.) The report is signed by Lord Salvesen. There is, the report states, a steady growth of temperance throughout the country as is indicated by the diminishing arrests for drunkenness, which in Edinburgh, have diminished during the last ten years by nearly one-half. Compare these figures with Washington, in 1931, where 200 more persons were arrested for intoxication in March than in the highest month in the preceding five-year period. Statistics suggest that since 1920, drunkenness in Washington accounts for six to eight times as many arrests in proportion to the number of the population as in Edinburgh. This, notwithstanding the fact that, as there are no saloons, most of the drinking must take place in homes. A tremendous wave of crime has arisen under prohibition in the United States. Never before in the history of the States has the underworld gained such predominance or accumulated such enormous wealth. Robberies and murders are increasing, and the war between the police and the gangsters is carried on by machine guns and bombs in the streets of great cities. The Scotsman.
- One man was shot dead and eight others were wounded in a clash between striking miners and special deputy sheriffs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Over 15,000 miners are on strike in the Allegheny Valley district and the trouble occurred when miners defied a court order banning picketing and were marching towards the mine when the sheriffs deputies opened fire. Deputy Silver Braun, said "when the first [warning] volley failed to halt them we fired into them." Border Cities Star.
Sprott, Somerville, Sneddon, Forsyth, Smith, T. Neilson, Svenson, Drummond, Sutherland, A. Neilson, Henderson.
J. Thomson, Cook, McGonagle, Wilson, McStay, Scarff, R. Thomson, A. Thomson, McGrory, Napier, McGhee.
First goal, either (McGhee, Hughes, or Scarff), Napier, (2); R. Thomson, McGrory.
Referee: D. Evans.
Venue: University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit, Michigan.
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Saturday, 27th June 1931, page 10
CELTIC WIN AGAIN
Detroit, June 26.—Glasgow Celtic Football Club, playing in artificial light for the first time, beat Michigan "All Stars" by 5 goals to nil here yesterday.
The opening goal came after seventeen minutes' play, when Hughes, the outside-left, took a pass from Scarff, and, dribbling through the entire American defence, beat Sproat, the opposing goalkeeper, with an unstoppable shot.
The second goal was scored ten minutes before the interval, when Napier, the inside, left, snapped up a, pass from McStay.
At half-time Celtic were leading by 2 goals to nil. Three more goals were scored in the second half, the first coming after three minutes, when Bert Thompson made a fine run on the right wing, and finished up by scoring.
Napier and McGrory notched the other two.
Seventeen thousand "fans" cheered the Scotsmen on to victory.—Press Association.
Latest page update: made by BigNan
, May 15 2012, 5:44 AM EDT
(about this update
About This Update
Edited by BigNan
39 words added
3 words deleted
- complete history)
Keyword tags: None
More Info: links to this page