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1933-08-26: Kilmarnock 4-3 Celtic, League Division 1
|Match Pictures | Matches: 1933 - 1934 | 1933 Pictures|
- Peter McGonagle opens the scoring for Celtic before Jim Williamson equalises for Killie. Garngad-born John Connor is brought in to the outside-left position and scores to put Celtic in front for a second time but the lead is only briefly held as centre-forward James Maxwell then outside-right William Liddell make the score 3-2 for the home side at half-time. Late in the game Liddell adds Kilmarnock's fouth goal making Johnny Crum's goal on 85 minutes academic. Celtic fail to make an impression on a hot day and after this defeat Celtic languish in twelfth place in the league, with just 3 points after four games played.
- The English league opened in a heat wave and at Highbury champions Arsenal and visitors Birmingham played remarkably good football in the excessive heat, every member, of both sides played at-top speed. Arsenal deserve high praise for holding their own, because midway through the first half, Alec James (ex-Raith Rovers), their captain, had to retire from the game, while near the finish Joe Hulme, England's outside right, also went so lame that he was carried from the playing arena. At Blackpool, Bertie Thomson makes a good impression for his new club, but the ex-Celt’s team lose by 2-1 to Preston North End, with another Scot, ex-Partick forward John Torbet bagging the winner.
- Captain Percy J. Sillitoe, Chief Constable of Glasgow has returned from a visit to the U.S.A. where he has gained many positive ideas for reducing crime in this country including the use of advanced criminal records techniques and police-car wireless communication.
Miller, Landsborough, Milloy, Morton, Smith, McEwan, Liddell, Williamson, Maxwell, Kennedy, Keane.
Williamson, Maxwell, Liddell, (2).
Kennaway, Hogg, McGonagle, MacDonald, McStay, Hughes, Crum, A. Thomson, McGrory, F. O’Donnell, Connor.
McGonagle, Connor, Crum.
Referee: J. Baillie (Motherwell).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 28th August 1933, page 3
CELTIC FALL AT KILMARNOCK
In a fast, punishing game, at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock triumphed over Celtic by the odd goal in seven.
Except for a short spell after the interval, a cracking pace was set, and it was no surprise that, in the heat, several players showed signs of Ieg-weariness before the end.
Kilmarnock made a lively start, and it was against the run of play when McGonagle gave Celtic the lead from a free kick. It took Kilmarnock almost half an hour to regain equality, Williamson being the scorer, and then there was a burst of scoring.
Three goals were put on in four minutes. Connor started it by restoring Celtic's lead, Maxwell cleverly put on the equaliser, and Liddell put Kilmarnock ahead for the first time.
The second half ran mainly in Kilmarnock's favour, but there was a lack of snap about their work at close quarters, and it was not until eight minutes from the end that Liddell eased the strain with a fourth goal.
A last-minute goal to Celtic by Crum sustained the interest right to the end.
In two sound defences, Miller and Milloy, Kilmarnock, and Kennaway and McGonagle, Celtic, stood out prominently. The respective centre-halves, Smith and McStay, were the best of the middle men, and of the forwards Liddell and Williamson, on the home side, and A. Thomson and F. O'Donnell, for Celtic, were ahead of their colleagues.
All through the play was more forceful than methodical, and it was their greater dash that carried Kilmarnock through.
The Celtic forwards relied too much on McGrory to do the finishing, and Smith looked after the centre too well to allow him to do much damage.
The attendance was estimated at 14.000.
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