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1938-03-12: Partick Thistle 1-6 Celtic, League Division 1
|Match Pictures | Matches: 1937 - 1938 | 1938 Pictures|
- Partick Thistle field Charles Busby and James Douglas in place of their regular half-backs and the new boys are unable to cope with the Celtic forwards, and even the great Peter "Ma Baw" McKennan missed a penalty kick on a day when Celtics forwards fed by the crosses of Frank Murphy were outstanding. John Wallace had Thistle's goal.
- Celtic were the only away winners in Saturday’s Scottish League programme.
- In the English League, Scots, Bob Finan and Frank O’Donnell scored to help Blackpool stay out of the relegation zone with a win over Stoke City.
- In the Madison Square Garden, New York, Max Baer beats Tommy Farr the British Heavyweight champion boxer by a unanimous decision of the judges after 15 rounds.
- Austria has become part of the German Reich after a coup which introduced a law, the Anschluss, effectively transferring the Austrian army and the lives of the 7 million population over to German control.
- Yehudi Menuhin gave a violin recital at the St. Andrew’s Hall Glasgow. Ferguson Webster accompanied him on piano for some of his selection.
Johnstone, Curran, Stewart, Busby, Sutherland, Douglas, McSpadyen, McKennan, Wallace, Williamson, Smith.
Kennaway, Hogg, Morrison, Geatons, Lyon, Paterson, Delaney, MacDonald, Crum, Divers, Murphy.
Crum, Delaney, (2); Murphy, Divers, Geatons.
Referee: J. Horseburgh (Midlothian).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 14th March 1938, page 5
CELTIC'S BIG WIN
Celtic took another step to the championship when they beat Partick Thistle soundly at Firhill Park, Glasgow. As the score of 6-1 suggests, play was one-sided, and it was only on odd occasions that the Thistle got away from defending. The absence of Elliot and McLeod, the half-backs, weakened the home side, their substitutes, Busby and Douglas, being quite unable to hold the clever Celtic forwards.
For twenty minutes the home defence fought valiantly against the Celtic attack, but at the end of that period. Divers and Murphy completely beat the Thistle defence for Crum to score. Six minutes later Delaney headed through a cross from Murphy, and four minutes later Murphy made the total three, after an individual run. Before the interval, Delaney again beat Johnstone.
The second half was a repetition of the earlier play, but the Thistle defence fought magnificently and kept their end up for half an hour. Then Wallace, in a quick raid, beat Kennaway, but within a minute, Divers again put Celtic four up.
Shortly afterwards, in a Thistle attack, a penalty kick was awarded, but McKennan shot past from the spot. Three minutes from the end Geatons made the rout complete, when he scored a sixth goal. The attendance was 30,000.
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