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1931-10-10: Celtic 1-1 Clyde, League Division 1
|Match Pictures | Matches: 1931 - 1932 | 1931 Pictures|
- Joseph Leon "Joe" Coen a recent signing from Clydebank made his debut for Celtic as goalkeeper, in place of the injured Johnny Falconer, who had taken over following the tragic death of John Thomson. Willie Hughes puts Celtic in front just before the break, but Frank McGurk headed the equaliser for Clyde in 88 minutes.
- The Celtic are still undefeated in the Scottish League competition, but they had another draw on Saturday. It was their sixth of the season in the competition. They were at home to Clyde and were still considerably under strength, though McStay was with them again. It was in the closing minutes of the match that Clyde equalised.
- In England, West Bromwich Albion and Everton, the two teams promoted from the Second Division lead the league table. West Brom drew with Huddersfield and Everton beat Sheffield Utd. by 5-1 with Dixie Deans scoring a hat-trick. Newcastle United beat Middlesbrough 3-1 in the local derby and Scot, James Murray “Jimmy” Boyd scored two.
- China has sent a second Note to Japan demanding the withdrawal of Japanese troops in the Manchurian railway zone, and has appealed to the Council of the League of Nations to take urgent measures to preserve peace between the two nations.
Coen, Cook, McGonagle, Morrison, McStay, Hughes, R. Thomson, A. Thomson, McGrory, Scarff, Kavanagh.
Stevenson, Blair, Culbert, Summers, Gibson, Simpson, McGurk, Rankin, Boyd, Smith, Mayes.
Referee: M. C. Hutton (Glasgow).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 12th October 1931, page 6
WEAK CELTIC SIDE DROP A POINT
At Parkhead, Glasgow, before 8,000 spectators the Celtic and Clyde had a drawn game.
The home team had some trouble in fielding a team, as Falconer, Wilson, Geatons, Whitelaw, and Napier were unable to turn out. McStay, the captain, was, fortunately, sufficiently recovered from the operation to his nose to be able to resume, and that went far to give the club's followers confidence, in meeting Clyde, who had beaten the Celts twice last season.
The reconstructed home side made a fairly good show, and, indeed, but for the fine defence of Clyde would have won. The Celtic's finishing, however, was not altogether satisfactory.
Coen, in the Celtic goal, was not overworked, although he was lucky on one occasion when Boyd struck the crossbar.
When the points seemed safe for the Celtic, Clyde went away strongly at the finish, and it appeared almost ironical that they should perform the feat so often done by their opponents, of pulling the game out of the fire in the last minute.
When the game was apparently finished so far as goals were concerned, McGurk took a cross from Moyes with his head and beat Coen.
No doubt Celtic would be disappointed with the result, but, after all; their depleted side did very well to extract a point from the game.
Their weakest department was at half-back. Their forwards were not supplied with the ball as they usually are.
Clyde's defence undoubtedly saved the day. Their forwards were easily held by Cook and McGonagle; much more easily than were McGrory and company by the opposition. A draw was quite a good result.
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