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1937-09-25: Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic, League Division 1
|Match Pictures | Matches: 1937 - 1938 | 1937 Pictures|
- "The Golden Crust" gets the opener for Celtic but Aberdeen's forwards miss chances to equalise and it is not until 83 minutes that Johnny McKenzie returned a Joe Kennaway clearance into the net.
- Jimmy Delaney who had scored the only goal in the Scottish League’s victory over their English peers in the midweek match at Ibrox could not get on the score-sheet at Pittodrie.
- At the end of Kilmarnock’s home game against Motherwell, their young inside forward Robert Beattie met with officials from Preston North End where he will be going to join the ranks of Scots at Deepdale.
- In England Derby won 2-0 against Arsenal at the Baseball Ground thanks to goals from Dally Duncan and Ex-Celt Charlie Napier.
- Two more Lanarkshire collieries, Swinhill and Knowes, were hit by strike action by miners adding to a spate of pit disputes across the country.
- An advert for Gordon’s Gin states that it is “The Gin that has medicinal properties” and “If you value your health insist on it” this is the drink as it contains only genuine Gin “No colouring matter”.
Johnstone, McGill, Newton, Fraser, Falloon, Thomson, Strauss, C. Scott, Armstrong, McKenzie, Lang.
Kennaway, Hogg, Lyon, MacDonald, Millar, Paterson, Delaney, Buchan, McGrory, Crum, Murphy.
Referee: H. Watson (Glasgow).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 27th September 1937, page 5
CELTIC WELL HELD
BUT ABERDEEN'S FORWARDS MISS CHANCES
A lively first half atoned to some extent for what was later a poor Aberdeen-Celtic game at Pittodrie.
The home team's forwards showed improvement from recent displays, but, all over, there was a lack of finishing power. With the Celtic defence, with the exception of Miller, who played a strong game at centre half, not up to the usual Parkhead standard, goals might have come readily.
Opposed to Lyon, who made a poor show at left back, Strauss and Lang should have scored from the openings provided by G. Scott, who created a favourable impression.
Two misses by Lang, from the outside left position, and one by Armstrong, however, were of the inexcusable order. With McKenzie, except that he scored the goal that earned a point, also failing to strike his usual game, the Aberdeen front line can be put down as having an "off" day.
The defensive roles of the Aberdeen team were of a more capable order, Johnstone having several good saves to his credit. McGill and Newton cleared well, but they were both at fault when McGrory scored for Celtic after thirty-four minutes had passed. The centre was none too well placed to receive a high cross from the wing by Murphy, but he managed to head the ball past Johnstone at close range.
Celtic’s play was of the patchy order, and only for about ten minutes in the first half did they show any of the form that has earned them repute. Their passing at times left a lot to be desired, and in that respect Delaney and Buchan were often at fault. McGrory had few chances, but his typical dashes were missing. A centre of his calibre might have caused more concern with better support.
A draw was a fitting result, but Celtic missed a good chance of breaking Aberdeen's immunity from defeat by the Glasgow side at Pittodrie that has lasted for ten seasons. The attendance was 30,000.
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