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1932-10-29: St Mirren 3-1 Celtic, League Division 1
|Match Pictures | Matches: 1932 - 1933 | 1933 Pictures|
- Jimmy Knox opened the scoring for the home side and though Charlie Napier equalised from the penalty spot in 27 minutes, but further goals from Tommy Workman and Knox again on 89 minutes finished Celtic off.
- Title challengers Hearts, Celtic and Hamilton lost on Saturday while champions Motherwell also failed. This gives the advantage to Aberdeen who are now 2 points clear at the top.
- In the second local derby in a week Aston Villa lost by three goals to two at the Hawthorns. At Highbury the Arsenal took advantage of this and jumped to the top of the League table with a splendid victory over Leicester City by eight goals to two.
- There are seven parties with candidates standing in the Glasgow Municipal Elections. They are Moderates, Labour, I.L.P., Communists, Scottish Protestant League, Scottish Nationalists and Independent.
Kenny, Hay, Ancell, Gebbie, Walker, Miller, Knox, Workman, McCrae, Rankin, McIndoe.
Knox, (2); Workman.
Kennaway, Cook, McGonagle, Wilson, McStay, Geatons, Napier, A. Thomson, Crum, Smith, H. O’Donnell.
Referee: M. C. Hutton (Glasgow).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 31st October 1932, page 14
ST MIRREN OVERCOME CELTIC
The inclement weather spoiled one of St Mirren's best gates of the year when Celtic were the visitors to Love Street. Instead of the 20,000 crowd anticipated only half that number turned out. St Mirren, however would no doubt be recompensed by the fact that they worthily won the points by 3-1.
The conditions were against good football, but the match was most exciting with thrills occurring at both goals in great regularity. St. Mirren served up a refreshing display in the initial half and turned about with a lead of 2-1.
When Knox got home the opening goal for Saints after 14 minutes it was none other than they merited.
Then came Celtic's solitary counter, when Napier netted from “the spot”. Before the interval however, St Mirren had once again established a lead, Workman heading a fine goal.
In everything but goals Celtic were on top in the second-portion, and home defenders were put through a gruelling test. They were fortunate at times to hold out, but their tenacity, blessed with a medium of luck at the right time carried them through and then when a goal for Celtic would have occasioned no surprise, Knox, from a corner, put the copestone on St. Mirren's success.
In their dashing attack in the first half and their defence in the second St. Mirren were well served by McCrae, Workman, Knox and Gebbie, Hay and Ansell.
Celtic were not allowed to settle but despite some upsetting tactics of the Saints persisted in playing a somewhat close-moving game, and this is where they failed. Several times they promised but in the end nothing came of them.
Kennaway kept a good goal apart from his habit of leaving his charge. The backs were sound but the half-backs did not stand up to well to the home raiding expeditions. Forward, Napier, O'Donnell and Smith were prominent.
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