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1933-11-25: Celtic 3-1 Third Lanark, League Division 1
|Match Pictures | Matches: 1933 - 1934 | 1933 Pictures|
- The fog makes it difficult for the small crowd to see at Celtic Park, but Frank O'Donnell and Jimmy McGrory saw Third Lanark off, despite going behind to a penalty goal from left-back, Warden, in 13 minutes.
- Canadian-born of Scottish parents, Joe Kennaway was in brilliant form for Celtic, and the Scotsman's correspondent looks forward to Joe continuing this fine form in the Scotland international side which is to meet the Austrian "Wunderteam" at Hampden on Wednesday 29 November.
- Motherwell received a fright when they could only win by a single goal against St. Mirren. Rangers had an easier time against Falkirk.
- The Austrian football team, who are to play Scotland at Hampden Park on Wednesday, arrived in London yesterday on their way to Glasgow. Sir Frederick Wall met the Austrians at Victoria station, and extended a welcome to the players and officials, who included Coach Herr Meisl, who is known as the Mussolini of Austrian football, because of the control he exercises over the football affairs of his country. " We know,” he said, " that Scotland were beaten by us by five clear goals in Vienna two years ago, but we disregard that victory, as we are certain the Scottish team on that occasion was nowhere near their best.” According to Herr Meisl, millions of Austrians would be keenly awaiting the result of Wednesday’s game and including Herr Dollfuss, the Chancellor of Austria, who followed the career of his country's team with the closest interest.
- A change occurred in the leadership of the English League, Arsenal's win at Huddersfield and Tottenham Hotspur's defeat putting the champions at the top.
- When Prohibition in the United States ends officially on December 5, the import quota on foreign liquors and wines then established will continue till 1st February. Beer imports will be unrestricted.
Kennaway, Hogg, McGonagle, Wilson, McStay, Geatons, Crum, A. Thomson, McGrory, F. O’Donnell, Hughes.
F. O’Donnell, (2); McGrory.
McCormack, Carabine, Warden, Blair, Denmark, McLellan, Lyons, Clarke, McCulloch, McKenzie, Breslin.
Referee: W. Dawson (Leith).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 27th November 1933, page 6
KENNAWAY IN BRILLILANT FORM
The foggy weather was no doubt responsible for the meagre attendance at Celtic Park, and on several occasions during the game it was extremely hard to follow the play.
Third Lanark held the advantage during the first half, and crossed over with a goal lead, Warden scoring from a penalty kick after McGonagle had previously failed from a similar award.
Celtic were seldom seen, in attack during the first portion of the game until their visitors had gone ahead, but even then their forwards failed to exhibit much combination. Kennaway's form during this period must have given great confidence in view of the Austrian game on Wednesday, some of his saves being really marvellous.
After half-time, however, Celtic were easily on top, starting right away to harass-their visitors' defence, and it was well for Third Lanark that McCormack was in such splendid fettle. The home side, however, were not to be denied, and when O'Donnell was fouled when about to shoot a penalty kick was awarded. He converted to equalise. Five-minutes later McGrory was given a fine pass by O'Donnell, of which he took full advantage to put his side ahead, and thereafter the home team were continually on top.
Seven minutes from the end O'Donnell, taking the ball from a Wilson free kick, put his side further ahead, and shortly before the final whistle McGrory, after a splendid bit of play in which he beat several opponents, was pulled down when in the act of shooting, without any award being given.
Celtic were good winners at the finish, but it was not until the second half started that they really settled, and even then their display was not in keeping with their old form.
Kennaway was brilliant, and the backs sound, but only McStay impressed in the middle line. The Parkhead attack was far from satisfactory, only Thomson displaying the old-time craft. McGrory is still slow and undecided.
McCormack and Warden were the main men in the losers' defence. Denmark performed well at centre-half. The wingers were rather easily held, but Clark did well, making many fine openings for McCulloch, who failed generally to outwit McStay.
The attendance was 5,000.
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