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1932-10-22: Celtic 4-1 Motherwell, League Division 1
|Match Pictures | Matches: 1932 - 1933 | 1933 Pictures|
- Marking his Celtic debut with a brace was Johnny Crum from Ashfield Juniors. Crum brought a breath of fresh air to the Celtic team on a wet and miserable day. Alec Thomson and Hughie Smith got the other goals and Willie MacFadyen scored for the Steelmen.
- Four of the top five clubs, Celtic, Motherwell, Rangers and Hearts faced each other on Saturday, while top club Aberdeen faced, and beat Morton at Greenock. Hearts beat Rangers 1-0 at Tynecastle while Celtic beat Motherwell 4-1.
- In England league leaders Aston Villa beat near neighbours Birmingham 1-0 while nearest challengers Arsenal had a good away win of 3-2 at Liverpool.
- A fortnight before the American Presidential election—voting takes place on Tuesday, November 8—the Democratic candidate, Mr Roosevelt, has unexpectedly given a pledge to end Prohibition by repealing the famous 18th Amendment to the Constitution. A St Louis audience cheered the announcement wildly.
Kennaway, Cook, Hogg, Wilson, McStay, Geatons, Napier, A. Thomson, Crum, Smith, H. O’Donnell.
Thomson, Smith, Crum, (2).
McClory, Dowall, Ellis, Wales, Craig, Telfer, Murdoch, McMenemy, McFadyen, Moffat, Ferrier.
Referee: D. F. Reilly (Port Glasgow).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 24th October 1932, page 14
CELTIC TOO GOOD FOR MOTHERWELL
It was unfortunate that the weather broke down for the Celtic-Motherwell match at Glasgow, as under ordinary conditions the 20,000 attendance at Parkhead would have been almost doubled. The Celtic made an alteration in the team who have been playing during the past few weeks, Crum coming in at centre forward instead of F. O'Donnell.
Stevenson was absent from the champions' side owing to the injury he received in the League international match in mid-week.
The opening exchanges were all in favour of the Celtic, who settled down immediately to a splendid game, in which Napier and Thomson on the right wing were always prominent. Ably supported by their half-backs, the home attack pressed eagerly, and from a corner kick Thomson headed the ball past McClory.
For several minutes it appeared as if the home team were to add to their score, but good saving by the goalkeeper beat them back.
Almost twenty minutes had been played when Motherwell equalised, the ball skidding off one of McStay's boots to McFadyen for the centre to score. Motherwell nearly, had another goal in the next minute, but danger was averted, and the Celtic started to take control of the game once more.
Ten minutes from the interval their pressure met with reward when Smith headed the ball through from a cross by Napier. And they lost no time in adding to their total on resuming after the interval. Crum finished a splendid piece of work by scoring the third goal following seven minutes' play.
From that point the home team were much superior, and fully deserved their fourth goal, obtained shortly before the finish by Crum, the new man. There was no question as to the superiority of the winners, whose halves and forwards combined splendidly. Crum led the front line well, and he gave Craig a hard ninety minutes.
Motherwell's attack got poor support from the men behind, who were too busily employed otherwise. McClory did well, and also Dowall, but Ellis was no match for Napier, who was the finest forward on view.
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