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1932-12-26: Celtic 2-0 Queen's Park, League Division 1
|Match Pictures | Matches: 1932 - 1933 | 1933 Pictures|
- Frank O'Donnell gets Celtic off the mark after 30 minutes, then his brother Hugh scores a second on 46 minutes. Hutton Bremner was clear through on goal, but was adjudged to have fouled.
- Three matches were played in the First Division of the Scottish League and one in the Second yesterday (Boxing Day). Partick Thistle, who had defeated the Hearts in Edinburgh on Saturday, won again, at the expense of Airdrie. This was Thistle's twelfth victory in succession, and it lifted them from ninth to eighth place in the League table. By beating Queen's Park, the Celtic rose to second place in the table. Motherwell, whom they displaced, are in a much better relative position, however, being only one point behind and having played three fewer names.
- There was a full Boxing Day programme of football in England. Both Arsenal and Aston Villa, the leaders in the English, First Division, were defeated at home, the latter by Wolverhampton, whose victory raised them two places from the bottom of the table. Leeds United beat Arsenal—who defeated Sheffield United 9-2 on Saturday—being, worthy winners of a fast and interesting game. As a result of drawing at Manchester with the City team, Sheffield Wednesday are now second equal with the Villa. Stoke City, the leaders of the Second Division were also beaten, but retain their position. The Sheffield United v Middlesbrough game was suspended due to fog.
- Fog fell like a shroud over England and was especially bad in London and the Home Counties. All cross-channel air services were suspended and the Union Castle liner Caernarvon Castle was six hours late in docking at Southampton after being stuck in the fog in the English Channel.
Wallace, Cook, McGonagle, Wilson, McStay, Geatons, R. Thomson, A. Thomson, F. O’Donnell, Napier, H. O’Donnell.
F. O’Donnell, H. O’Donnell.
Smith, Campbell, Cooper, Gardiner, McCartney, Grant, Crawford, Bremner, Paul, Fitzgerald, McKenzie.
Referee: G. A. Poole (Edinburgh).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Tuesday, 27th December 1932, page 4
CELTS NOT BRILLIANT
Celtic beat Queen's Park by two goals to nil before 10,000 spectators at Celtic Park.
There was little excitement during the opening stages, and, although, some clever footwork was exhibited by the two O’Donnells and Napier on the home side, their finishing was poor.
When put in possession Paul gave Queen's some encouragement, as he was distinctly dangerous. Queen's Park's methods were more direct, as their forwards kept the ball swinging in contrast to the short passing game which, was rather overdone by Celts.
F. O'Donnell was proving a good substitute for McGrory.
Celts were the more often in their opponents' territory, but finished badly. Just over half an hour had been played when, following a Queen's corner-kick, A. Thomson sent the ball well upfield to F. O'Donnell who went ahead to open the scoring. The amateurs responded strongly, but failed to test Wallace.
On resuming Celts were early on the aggressive, and in a minute went further ahead, Napier placing nicely to H. O'Donnell for the winger to beat Smith.
Queen's responded, but there was little method about their play. Paul worked hard and nearly broke through, a late tackle by McGonagle saving the situation. Play had livened up considerably, but Celts were slow in front of goal, and the Queen's backs had little difficulty in clearing their lines.
Queen's were pegging away pluckily, and Bremner was unfortunate in being stopped when well set for goal as he appeared to be interfered with inside the area, but a free-kick was given to the defending side instead.
Queen's goal ran several narrow escapes near the finish and when Smith dropped the ball a goal seemed certain, but the danger was averted. The keeper made amends however when he saved twice in succession, under the bar, from the home wingers.
A last minute rally saw Wallace make two splendid saves.
Celts deserved their win although they were by no means brilliant. Wallace was seldom tested. McGonagle was the better back. All the half backs were good, but only A. Thomson of the forwards attracted.
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