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1931-10-07: Rangers 1-0 Celtic, Glasgow Cup SF 2nd Replay
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- Rangers' centre-half Jimmy Simpson makes amends for gifting the equaliser to McGrory in the last replay and marks him out of this, the second replay. Jimmy Smith's headed goal in 25 minutes won the game for Rangers.
- Andrew Wilson, the famous Scottish international footballer, was transferred yesterday from Chelsea to Queen's Park Rangers. As a junior, Wilson played for his local club, Cambuslang Rangers, and Middlesbrough secured him just before the war. Joining the army in his teens he was wounded by shrapnel and lost the use of his left arm. Despite this handicap he revealed brilliant form on his discharge from the Army, and led Scotland in the second "Victory" international against England. On the resumption of English League Football Wilson transferred his services to Heart of Midlothian, and subsequently went to Dunfermline Athletic, who at that time were not members of the Scottish League. Consequently Middlesbrough could not get him back, and between. 1920 and 1923 he proved such a prolific scorer that be became the automatic choice for Scotland, playing in twelve international matches at centre-forward. Middlesbrough persuaded him to return to Tees-side in Season 1921-22, and he stayed with them three years, making 77 appearances and scoring 50 goals.
- Late yesterday afternoon a number of the accused in the “Free Speech” riots appeared before Sheriff Bartholomew at the Sheriff Court. Mr John McGovern M.P. and Patrick McShane, an organiser of the National Unemployed Workers' Movement, and ten others were charged. It was alleged against them that on October 1, in various streets in Glasgow, they formed part of a riotous mob of evil disposed persons armed with batons, chisels, hammers, sticks, and other weapons, and organised by the National Unemployed Workers' Movement congregated at Glasgow Green and Jail Square and then went in procession through the streets so as to intimidate the lieges, and conducted themselves in a violent, riotous, and tumultuous manner and in breach of the public peace, and to the great terror and alarm of the lieges, and brandished weapons, threw stones and other missiles, and assaulted three police officers. The agents for accused applied for bail. Mr J. D. Strathern. Procurator-Fiscal, said he would not oppose bail if the prisoners gave an understanding that they would not take part in a demonstration that required the sanction of the Magistrates. Bail was fixed in the case of McGovern and McShane at £25 each, and in the case of two others, described as leaders, at £15 each. The other accused were allowed bail of £5 each.
Dawson, Gray, McAulay, McDonald, Simpson, Craig, Archibald, Marshall, Smith, McPhail, Morton.
Falconer, Cook, McGonagle, Wilson, Geatons, Hughes, R. Thomson, A. Thomson, McGrory, Scarff, Napier.
Referee: M. C. Hutton (Glasgow).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Thursday, 8th October 1931, page 13
FOOTBALL GLASGOW CUP
RANGERS FOR FINAL
CELTIC BEATEN BY A GOAL
RANGERS qualified for the final of the Glasgow Cup by defeating Celtic in the third game of the semi-final at Ibrox, yesterday.
Although the margin was only a single, goal, Rangers were clearly the superior team, and were unfortunate not to win by a bigger score.
The winners played with a freer movement than Celtic, who never really settled down. Their forwards were sluggish, and easily countered by the Rangers' halfbacks, who were the backbone of the team.
The introduction of McDonald and Craig, instead of handicapping Rangers, proved to be one of their winning strokes, although Simpson also contributed to the success by his subjection of McGrory.
The Rangers' forwards played some fine, open football, but Smith, who came in at centre for English, did not take advantage of the opportunities made by the wings.
Dawson was scarcely ever called upon to save, whereas Falconer's, goal had many narrow escapes; he saved brilliantly at times.
The only goal was scored after 25 minutes. McPhail and Morton worked the ball cleverly along the wing, and when Morton centred, Smith met the ball with his head and deflected it out of Falconer's reach.
Rangers had much the better of the first half, but Celtic rallied late in the second half without seriously threatening to equalise.
Morton had what appeared a good goal deleted for offside.
Rangers and Queen's Park contest the final at Hampden Park on Saturday.
The attendance was 32,000, which means that some 122,160 spectators watched the three games in the tie.
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