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1932-12-03: Airdrieonians 0-3 Celtic, League Division 1
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- Airdrieonians' attack was led by on-loan Celtic player Jack Connor who won a penalty at the end of the game, but his team-mate, full-back George McQueen, failed to convert. Celtic had earlier won a penalty when Jimmy Crapnell had fouled Hugh O'Donnell and Charlie Napier made no mistake from the spot. Fan's favourite Bertie Thomson scored in the 37th and 75th minutes.
- Celtic having played two games more than Rangers are two points behind the league leaders who beat Aberdeen at Ibrox on Saturday. Aberdeen drop down to fifth place as a result.
- Surprise results in England included the home defeat of league challengers Aston Villa by Sheffield Wednesday by 6-3, while Sheffield United beat champion contenders Derby County 3-2. Arsenal the league leaders won away at Portsmouth to extend their league-table lead to four points over Villa.
- It was learned on Saturday that the Governor of Dartmoor Prison, Major C. Pannall, has left Princetown to recuperate from injuries and shock following an attack upon him by a convict. His place has been filled temporarily by Major Harvey, who has been transferred from Pentonville. The governor was twice knocked down in the attack which happened when he had visited the cell of recaptured escapee Frederick Amey.
Morrison, Crapnell, McQueen, Blake, Crosbie, Duncan, Armstrong, Devlin, Connor, Law, Mooney.
Kennaway, Cook, McGonagle, Wilson, McStay, Geatons, R. Thomson, A. Thomson, McGrory, Napier, H. O’Donnell.
R. Thomson, (2); Napier.
Referee: J. Burdon (Glasgow).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 5th December 1932, page 14
CELTIC BEAT THE AIRDRIEONIANS
With the Airdrieonians fighting desperately against relegation and the Celtic aspiring to championship honours, a keen game was provided, at Airdrie.
The home club made changes in an effort to break their run of seven successive defeats, Armstrong, at his own request, going to outside-right and Law to his old position at inside-left. J. Morrison, the centre-half had to call-off as he had not recovered from a knee injury sustained the week previously, had his place taken by Crosbie, of the Alliance team.
Considering the conditions the game was fought out at a fast pace. The home team were as good as the visitors, for the first half-hour or so. They played confidently, and as Kennaway was not at all convincing in his clearances, they might well have taken the lead. A great shot by Darin rebounded out off an upright. They did not maintain their early promise, however.
The Celtic halves had been getting a lot of running about to do, but they were allowed to settle down to a constructive game, and gradually they got a grip of matters and kept it until the closing ten minutes.
Both goalkeepers were kept busy, and the Airdrieonian man had more calls made on him. The only goal of the half was scored by R. Thomson after 37 minutes, when he headed the ball through following a free kick taken by Napier.
The standard of football in the second half was not quite up to that of the first. The visitors did more attacking, but play deteriorated as fouls became more numerous.
Seventeen minutes after the restart, Crapnell, who had worked like a hero against the Celtic pressure, gave away a "penalty" and Napier scored.
Near the end, Celtic's pressure told again, when R. Thomson got a second goal after Morrison had saved at full length from O'Donnell. From then onwards the Airdrieonians made desperate efforts to score, and in the closing minutes Connor was fouled in the penalty area, but McQueen failed to convert.
The attendance would be about 7,000.
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