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1938-04-30: Celtic 3-0 Hibernian, League Division 1
|Match Pictures | Matches: 1937 - 1938 | 1938 Pictures|
- With Hibs due to tour Wales and Celtic eyeing the Empire Exhibition Cup this end of season game was won 3-0 with ease by Celtic, but Hibs' goalkeeper James Culley is praised by the press for his performance, which may have led to his signing for Celtic a few years later.
- Rangers end the season with only one trophy (The Glasgow Cup) and Dundee and Morton are relegated while two rovers return to the First Division (Raith & Albion).
- Herald (2 May) carries an aerial photo of Ibrox stadium from where the King will declare the Empire Exhibition open prior to a royal tour of the Bellahouston Park venue.
- Preston North End with seven Scots in the team (including Ex-Celt Hugh O'Donnell) win the F.A. Cup beating Huddersfield 1-0 in the final.The winning goal is scored from the penalty spot by Scot, George Mutch.
- This is the first televised F.A. Cup Final but as there were only 10,000 T.V. sets in Britain it did not affect the crowd of 93,357 at Wembley.
- Hitler prepares to holds talks with Mussolini in Rome this week to review the “Axis”.
- 40 die when Italian and German planes flying from Majorca bomb Barcelona. A seaman on a British ship docked in the port was wounded.
Kennaway, Hogg, Morrison, Geatons, Lyon, Paterson, Delaney, Carruth, Crum, Divers, Murphy.
Divers, Lyon, Delaney.
Culley, Logan, Dunsmore, Birse, Miller, Rice, McIntyre, Finnegan, Milne, Farrell, Nutley.
Referee: J. Thomson (Hamilton).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 2nd May 1938, page 5
CELTIC'S EASY WIN
At Parkhead the football displayed by Celtic and Hibernians was drab and for the most part uninteresting.
There was only one bright spell, from the 10th to the 20th minute of the second half, during which Celtic scored the three goals which gave them victory. For that brief space the League Champions played with considerable purpose, and their forwards gave some evidence of their power in front of goal.
It may be that the travelling during their Irish and Welsh tour had an effect on the play of the Easter Road men, who have played better often. The defence received a gruelling, and, although Culley made mistakes in goal he, nevertheless saved grandly at other times.
Logan and Miller were the best behind a forward line in which Finnigan and Nutley attracted most attention.
Except for their scoring burst—Divers, Lyon from a penalty, and Delaney got the goals—the home players were inclined to be lethargic.
There were 5,000 spectators.
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