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1932-03-12: Celtic 2-4 Motherwell, League Division 1
|Match Pictures | Matches: 1931 - 1932 | 1932 Pictures|
- Johnny Murdoch's goal in 14 minutes is countered by Alec Thomson's strike in 30 minutes, but before the break George Stevenson gives the Steelmen the lead. Murdoch gets his second ten minutes after the break and Willie MacFadyen makes it four for Motherwell in 59 minutes. Frank O'Donnell gets Celtic's second in 65 minutes to give the scoreline some respectability.
- Willie McFadyen's fourth goal for Motherwell takes his tally for the season to 49 and equals Jimmy McGrory's record for goals scored in a season.
- A match of great importance to Motherwell was that under League auspices with the Celtic at Glasgow. They won it on their merits, and they have now a better prospect than ever of securing the Championship. One away from home game, only have they now to play—with Partick Thistle. The Rangers had a, big win over Dundee United after a no-scoring first half. Falkirk and Leith Athletic were also losers. These two and Dundee United are the clubs in danger of deposition, and there was no change in their positions. Leith Athletic scored three goals and then lost six.
- Arsenal and Newcastle United are the finalists for the English Cup. The defeated clubs were Manchester City and Chelsea. Neither of the games produced the best of football, and the Arsenal were a little lucky to get through. They certainly had not the better of the game. Newcastle United, however, deserved their win, but there was not a great deal between them and Chelsea. Scots had a good part in both matches. Hughie Gallacher scored for Chelsea while Tommy Lang scored for Newcastle and Albert McInroy was safe in goal as well for the Tynesiders.
- Field-Marshal von Hindenburg failed to get re-elected as President of Germany by one per cent fewer votes, than the 50 per cent absolute majority, he required.
- A huge gathering at College Green, Dublin, celebrated the release of the political prisoners by order of Mr de Valera's Government. The released men made speeches alleging that they had been subjected to severe hardships while in prison, and promising the support of the Irish Republican Army in the campaign for a "United Republic of Ireland”.
Kennaway, Cook, McGonagle, Morrison, McStay, Geatons, Napier, A. Thomson, F. O’Donnell, Smith, Kavanagh.
McClory, Dowall, Ellis, Wales, Craig, Telfer, Murdoch, McMenemy, McFadyen, Stevenson, Ferrier.
Murdoch, (2); Stevenson, McFadyen.
Referee: A. H. Leishman (Falkirk).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 14th March 1932, page 14
MOTHERWELL'S SUCCESS OVER CELTIC
At Celtic Park, Glasgow, before an attendance of 23,000 spectators, Motherwell had a decisive and valuable victory over the Celtic.
Despite the fact that they were playing against a strong wind, Motherwell opened the scoring in fourteen minutes, Murdoch scrambling the ball through after Kennaway appeared to have misjudged its flight.
The Celtic played well in response, and Thomson equalised after half an hour, but seven minutes from the interval Stevenson headed the ball through from Ferrier's cross. The goalkeeper that time failed to come out as he might have done.
Motherwell had the bulk of the play, and moved with a crispness and precision which was admirable.
Ten minutes after half-time Murdoch added a third goal, and four minutes later McFadyen scored his side's fourth.
The Celtic were forced to rearrange their team owing to an injury to McGonagle, and in consequence their never very good attack became ragged and ineffective.
O'Donnell however, scored a clever goal, but Motherwell were much superior, and had McFadyen and Murdoch accepted their opportunities their margin of success would have been greater.
Napier was the Celtic's outstanding player during the first half, but later his play fell away. Cook and McGonagle in the first half played finely, but deteriorated later.
Only McStay stowed his true form all through. Thomson and Smith tried hard to pull their team together, but had too much to do.
Ellis was often badly beaten in the first half when opposed by Napier, but he improved, and Dowall was a capable partner. The outstanding forward was McMenemy, who was responsible for most of the dangerous advances of the Motherwell attack.
Motherwell showed their best form for many weeks.
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