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1933-01-28: Kilmarnock 2-2 Celtic, League Division 1
|Match Pictures | Matches:1932 - 1933 |1933 Pictures|
- Hugh O'Donnell opened the scoring in 7 minutes and Peter McGonagle added a second from the penalty spot in 17minutes, which gave Celtic a cushion which was needed because Port Glasgow's Hugh Smith, and Fifer Chick Geatons only played for 20 minutes before retiring injured. Goals from William Liddell in 50 minutes and Robert Sneddon in 55 earned Killie the draw.
- Over the Border, the outstanding event in the English Cup ties was the victory of Sunderland over Aston Villa at Birmingham.
- “Seaman” Watson of Newcastle, a man who a few months ago was practically unknown outside England, may demand a world's feather-weight boxing championship by reason of his victory over Fidel la Barba the former world's fly-weight titleholder, in New York on Friday night. Watson's success is a complete triumph for British boxing, and for a man whose welcome in America was anything but happy. He will now advance to a match with Kid Chocolate for the world's title.
- The Scotsman in the District News reports that three men, all from Glasgow, had to be removed to the Royal Infirmary on Saturday as the result of a disturbance at the match of the Kirkintilloch Glenalbion v. College Amateurs, played at Kirkintilloch. In the fighting that followed an invasion of the field, several persons were pushed into the River Luggie, while a table was broken up, and the legs used for weapons.
Milliken, Leslie, Milloy, Glass, Landsborough, McEwan, Liddell, Sneddon, Maxwell, Gilmour, Aitken.
Kennaway, Hogg, McGonagle, Wilson, McStay, Geatons, R. Thomson, A. Thomson, F. O’Donnell, Smith, H. O’Donnell.
H. O’Donnell, McGonagle.
Referee: T. Dougray (Glasgow).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 30th January 1933, page 6
HANDICAPPED CELTS GREAT FIGHT
The Kilmarnock team did not come out of their game with the Celtic at Kilmarnock with very much credit. Playing against nine men for three quarters of the frame, they could only secure a draw of two goals each.
The probability is that but for the accidents to Smith and Geatons of the Celtic, which led to their retirement after 20 minutes play, the visitors would have won with a good deal to spare. Everything pointed that way at the start, which revealed the Celtic as a smooth-working team, with a good understanding between half-backs and forwards.
In seven minutes H. O'Donnell put them on the lead, and 10 minutes later the same player was brought down in the penalty area, and McGonagle had no difficulty in increasing the visitors' score. Just following that, however, the two Celtic players were injured and their leaving the field altered the whole course of the game.
The visitors played with three forwards and that, of course, simplified the task of the home defence. In the first 10 minutes of the second half, Liddell and Sneddon, in turn scored for Kilmarnock, but their success stopped there. The Celtic defenders offered a determined resistance. McGonagle and McStay were particularly prominent, and no further scoring look place.
Handicapped as they were, the visitors occasionally troubled the Kilmarnock defence, and it was touch and go for them snatching the winning point.
Kennaway was confident in the Celtic's goal, and had several smart clearances. In attack, A. Thomson, F. O'Donnell and H. O'Donnell did best, and the last-named player also gave a serviceable display at left-half after the team were depleted.
Kilmarnock were shaky in defence, where neither Milliken in goal nor Leslie inspired much confidence. Glass was the best of the half-backs, and Maxwell was clever and elusive at centre-forward, with Gilmour and Liddell giving him good support. The team as a whole, however, did not move with the same freedom on the hard ground as did the Celtic.
The attendance was estimated at 12,000. Smith, the centre-half, was an absentee from the Kilmarnock side, and neither McGrory nor Napier was in the Celtic team.
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