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1933-12-30: Falkirk 2-0 Celtic, League Division 1
|Match Pictures | Matches: 1933 - 1934 | 1933 Pictures|
- Joe Kennaway denied the Falkirk forwards time and again, including saving a James Bartram penalty-kick, but he couldn't prevent Bartram's shot in 60 minutes putting the Bairns in front and 8 minutes later William Anderson added a second consigning Celtic to yet another defeat.
- There were many interesting results in the Scottish League on Saturday when play took place under bad weather and ground conditions. It was thought that Motherwell would be in danger in visiting St Johnstone at Perth. They were, but they got through safely, though they did not show convincing form. A game it was the Perth, side might easily have won. A late goal by Stevenson gave Motherwell full points and that after their goalkeeper had been badly hurt. The Rangers and Hibernians had a curious experience at Ibrox. There was no scoring in the first half, and the Rangers got six goals in the second.
- Dunfermline Athletic returned to the top of the Second Division. They were winners. Amongst the other leaders, Arbroath and Morton were beaten and Stenhousemuir dropped a point from a draw.
- In England a goalless draw between Birmingham at home and the Arsenal produced some exciting football for the thirty-five thousand spectators. The Arsenal excelled in defence, and hard as the home side tried to force a win in the closing stages they could not pass a very strong set of halves and backs.
- The price stabilisation agreement by oil producing countries is welcome news for the Scottish Mineral Oil industry and it is reported that between 800 and 1,000 men previously laid-off will be re-employed. It is also reported that a plant for dealing with the shale-oil waste from the retorts is being built at Pumpherston.
- "Fight" is to be the watchword of the Nazi "storm-troopers" in 1934. So Captain Rohm, the Chief of Staff, announces in his New Year message. Exactly whom or what the "storm-troopers" are to fight, Captain Rohm does not say.
Thomson, Nisbet, Hamill, Murray, Shankly, Hutchinson, Batchelor, Anderson, Bartram, Hope, Meechan.
Kennaway, Hogg, McGonagle, Wilson, MacDonald, Hughes, Napier, Smith, McGrory, F. O’Donnell, Geatons.
Referee: J. S. Yeaman (Dundee).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 1st January 1934, page 4
CELTIC DEFEATED ONCE MORE
Though the game between Falkirk and the Celtic at Falkirk never lacked interest, and was full of exciting passages, the really big thrills were reserved for the second half, during which the home men obtained the two goals which meant another defeat for the Parkhead club.
In the first period, Celts undoubtedly provided the superior football, but all their clever scheming was of no avail against a home defence, which was as sure as it was resolute. McGrory, at centre-forward, was keenness personified, but he was the only one of the Celtic forwards to seriously threaten the Falkirk goal.
Thomson had one or two troublesome shots to deal with, but he was not tested to the same extent as Kennaway, who had a lively time, and distinguished himself by effecting several brilliant saves from the dashing home forwards.
Meechan, at outside left for Falkirk, sparkled in his new position, and Anderson was a brilliant worker at inside right, but it was not until the second half that the team as a whole got into an effective style of play. Celtic's defence wavered then, and it was left to Kennaway to take his side out of many a tight corner.
In fifteen minutes, Falkirk took the lead, Bartram heading a good goal from a corner kick nicely placed by Batchelor. While excitement ran high, Falkirk were, a warded, a penalty kick, but Kennaway saved in great style, Bartram's furious low drive.
In the 23rd minute of the second half, however, Anderson completed a fine run by Meechan by securing a grand second goal. The Celtic roused themselves after that, but were defied by a sound defence, valiant service being given by Hutchieson, Murray, and Nesbit.
The attendance was approximately 8,000.
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