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1934-04-14: Hamilton Academicals 1-1 Celtic, League Division 1
|Match Pictures | Matches: 1933 - 1934 | 1934 Pictures|
- Opposing Celtic at Hamilton is their former goalkeeper Peter Shevlin who served the club well between two greats, Charlie Shaw and John Thomson, and it took a penalty-kick in 29 minutes by Frank O'Donnell to beat him. English centre-forward, David Wilson, scored Hamilton's equaliser with twelve minutes remaining.
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Peter Shevlin, Young, Bulloch, Wallace, Hill, Thomson, King, McLaren, Wilson, Cox, Reid.
Kennaway, Hogg, Morrison, Wilson, McStay, Hughes, Crum, A. Thomson, F. O’Donnell, Divers, H. O’Donnell.
Referee: M. C. Hutton (Glasgow).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 16th April 1934, page 14
HAMILTON HOLD CELTIC
An interesting and keenly, contested game was witnessed at Douglas Park, Hamilton, when Celtic were the visitors.
In the first half Celtic had the assistance of the breeze, and as a result were almost continuously on the offensive. Yet so stoutly did the Hamilton defenders perform that the visitors led by only one goal at the interval.
In the second half the position was reversed, Hamilton being the attackers. Oh the whole Celtic proved themselves the better combined and more methodical team, and showed traditional fighting spirit when the game was going against them in the second half. ln Kennaway, they had a brilliant goalkeeper who was strongly supported by two capable backs. Hogg, indeed, was the best defender on view.
Hughes was the pick of the half-back-line, and Crum and O'Donnell were most effective forwards. Hamilton impressed as a team, although there were obvious defects, notably at right half and on the right wing.
Shevlin, like Kennaway, gave a masterly display. Bulloch was the better back, and Thomson excelled at left half. David Wilson was an enterprising and courageous leader, but was poorly supported. Cox came into prominence with the accuracy of his shooting.
Nearly 30 minutes had gone before Celtic opened the scoring, O'Donnell converting a penalty for an infringement by Hill. The Academicals stormed the visitors' goal for the greater part of the second half, but it was not until twelve-minutes from the end that David Wilson equalised; the centre taking advantage of a misjudgement by McStay to beat Kennaway with a magnificent hook shot.
Even against the wind Celtic rallied strongly, and on several occasions came near to scoring.
About 3,500; witnessed the game.
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