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1932-09-03: Falkirk 1-1 Celtic, League Division 1
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- Charlie McGillivray opened the scoring for Celtic two minutes into the second-half, but Hugh Hamill equalised from the penalty spot in 83 minutes.
- There are reports of scuffles and fights between Charlie Napier of Celtic and Falkirk's South-African defender, John Richardson, at the end of the game at Brockville. Charlie has previous form in the fisticuffs business, having been sent off against Hakoah for fighting in the recent tour of the USA.
- Ranger kept at the top with a 4-0 win over the promoted East Stirlingshire, but Celtic dropped a point at Brockville, when a disputed last-minute penalty kick enabled Falkirk to get on terms, and are in second place one point adrift of their old rivals.
- In the English League, Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion, Derby County, and Portsmouth are all on a par with maximum points from the three games played. Arsenal burst into form with a 6-1 win against Sunderland, with Joe Hulme getting a hat-trick.
- As Governor of New York State and Democratic candidate for the Presidency Mr Roosevelt has been embarrassed by the resignation of Mr Walker the Mayor of New York City. It was thought that Mr Roosevelt was going to be seen to be committed to cleaning up Tammany Hall by sacking the mayor, but the mayor beat him to it and resigned following his admission that he had accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars as gifts while in office.
C. Thomson, Richardson, Hamill, Batchelor, Low, Hutchison, Radcliffe, J. Thomson, Calder,Gall, Hutchinson.
Kennaway, Cook, McGonagle, Wilson, McStay, Geatons, R. Thomson, A. Thomson, McGrory, Napier, McGillivray.
Referee: J. Thomson (Hamilton).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 5th September 1932, page 3
CELTIC DROP ANOTHER POINT
The game at Brockville Park between Falkirk and Celtic was featured by many hectic passages and the end of a gruelling battle found the teams on an equality with one goal each.
Falkirk, in their play lacked the skilful touches revealed at times by their opponents, and if, as a side they did not appear to be so well balanced as Celtic nevertheless worthily earned their point.
From the very start they set out to prevent the Parkhead men from developing their usual combined game, and, to a great extent, they, succeeded. The bustling, first-time tactics of the defence were responsible for the almost complete subjection of McGrory and his colleagues in the Celtic attack, though during a brief period in the first half, and again towards the close of the game, the visiting attack moved very sweetly. But the good work was spoiled by weak finishing in the region of goal.
While the Falkirk defence was good if rugged, the forwards were an eager lot and revealed not a little individual cleverness. Interest centred in the appearance of two new players from England in the Falkirk front rank. Credit must be given to both for their excellent showing in a testing game. Thomson at inside-right displayed fine judgment at times, while Hutchinson, on the left-wing, proved a lively and capable forward.
Celtic's best in attack were Napier and A. Thomson, while the defenders as a whole were very sound.
Play opened briskly, and with less than three minutes played the Falkirk centre, Calder, had twice severely tested Kennaway. It was following these incidents that Celtic gave a sample of their best work, and for a time it looked as if they must eventually prove, themselves too good for Falkirk. The latter, however, got their grip again, and till the interval they had their full share of the exchanges.
The first goal of the game was claimed by Celtic two minutes after the cross-over, McGillivray giving Richardson the slip and scoring with a fast shot at close range. That goal served only to make the play the keener, and excitement was at a high pitch as Falkirk battled bravely to make good the loss. Success came their way five minutes from the end when, from a disputed penalty award, Hamill registered an equalising goal.
The game had a somewhat sensational ending, Napier (Celtic) and Richardson (Falkirk) being participants in a bout of fisticuffs and attracting the hasty intervention of the referee. The whistle sounded, and as the two disputants left for the pavilion many in the crowd formed the impression, erroneously, that they had been ordered off.
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