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1937-01-01: Rangers 1-0 Celtic, League Division 1
|Match Pictures | Matches: 1936 - 1937 | Pictures : 1936 - 1937|
- Referee Mungo Hutton booked Celtic's Kennaway, Morrison and Crum, as the bhoys lose by an Alex Venters' goal, the only goal of the game at Ibrox. Jimmy Simpson (Father of Lisbon Lion Ronnie) kept Jimmy McGrory in check.
- The Scotsman reports: "Celtic yesterday transferred James Foley their reserve goalkeeper, to Plymouth Argyle. Foley joined the Celtic club from Cork two years ago, and has been honoured by the Irish Free State Association on several occasions. This is the second Celtic player to join the Plymouth club within the past week, Ryan preceding him south a few days ago."
- Scots were prominent in England where Gillick (ex-Rangers) scored for Everton, and ex-Celtic forward Frank O’Donnell scored two goals for Preston in a 2-2 draw between the two sides.
- At Edinburgh, a Welshman, J. Williams won the Powderhall 130-Yard New Year Handicap Sprint.
- Cowie man, Dugald Livingstone, the only living survivor of the Dixon’s Colliery, Blantyre disaster –in which 270* men were killed and entombed in 1877—celebrated his Golden Wedding Anniversary. *Glasgow Herald 2 Jan P. 7
Dawson, Gray, McDonald, McKillop, Simpson, Brown, Main, McPhail, Smith, Venters, Kinnear.
Kennaway, Hogg, Morrison, Geatons, Lyon, Paterson, Delaney, Buchan, McGrory, Crum, Murphy.
Referee: M. C. Hutton (Glasgow).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Saturday, 2nd January 1937, page 5
RANGERS' VICTORY CELTIC BEATEN BY SINGLE GOAL AT IBROX
NEW GROUND RECORD
Ground conditions at Ibrox Park, Glasgow were just about as bad as they could possibly be and the crowd of 95,000—a record for the park—must have been disappointed by the moderate standard of play.
Rangers were the superior team, and would have won by more than the single goal scored but for splendid goalkeeping by Kennaway, and resourceful defence by Hogg and Lyon. These three were the outstanding men in a Celtic team that never rose to normal standard . Their forwards, with the exception of Delaney, were easily countered, and this was reflected in the few difficult shots Dawson had to deal with.
McGrory could not find a way past Simpson and the whole Celtic front line was affected in consequence. Rangers were very sound in defence, and no one played a more effective part than McDonald. He counter-balanced his lack of speed by good judgment, and was always in position to meet any danger that threatened from the Celtic right wing. At half-back, also Rangers held a distinct advantage. Simpson kept well in the rear, and his height enabled him to get most of the high balls. McKillop, who was played at right half, did all that was asked of him, and Brown successfully marked Buchan.
Although Main was a cripple for most of the game. Rangers forwards were always the more forceful and better combined. Venters was a great worker, and it was appropriate that he should have been the scorer of the only goal when the second half was 25 minutes gone. Smith had a share in the goal, for he gave Venters a nice slip pass - when the latter was admirably placed to receive it.
The holding pitch and heavy ball kept down the pace of the game, which did not create the same thrills of many former contests between Rangers and Celtic.
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