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1938-10-01: Albion Rovers 1-8 Celtic, League Division 1
|Match Pictures | Matches: 1938 - 1939 | 1938 Pictures|
- Love of Albion Rovers scores to give them the lead, for one minute, then nap-hand Johnny Crum & Co. run riot at Cliftonhill Park.
- In England, Leeds' Gordon Hodgson equals Crum's 5 goals in his team's 8-2 defeat of Leicester City, and at all grounds record crowds sing the National Anthem to show their relief at the agreement with Germany secured by Neville Chamberlain, which is seen as the end of the current crisis.
- German troops begin occupation of the Sudetenland.
- Glasgow runs out of gas masks and has to stop their distribution until further supplies arrive.
- Glasgow Corporation and Highland Transport Co. test the H.S.G. "Coal Bus" made by Sentinel Wagon Works, London.
A Loudon, Waddell, Beath, Sharp, Liddell, McLetchie, Burke, Dempsey, Love, Bell, G Loudon.
Kennaway, Hogg, Paterson, Lynch, Lyon, Geatons, Delaney, MacDonald, Crum, Divers, Murphy.
Crum, (5); Delaney, (2); Geatons.
Referee: P. Craigmyle (Aberdeen).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 3rd October 1938, page 5
EIGHT GOALS SCORED AT COATBRIDGE
CRUM LEADS WELL
Albion Rovers were no match for Celtic, whose goal average improved to the extent of eight goals to one by the game at Cliftonhill, Coatbridge.
It was practically all over for the Rovers after the first fifteen minutes, during which time the home team more than held their own and looked like making a game of it. In the light of subsequent events, however, it appeared that Celtic were only biding their time.
It created quite a sensation when the Rovers took the lead, but their success was short-lived—only a minute, in fact. Celtic equalised, and a few minutes later took the lead. They made it quite evident then that they were a much superior team. Their clean-cut forward movements swept behind the unorganised home defence and gave the goalkeeper a hectic time.
There was really only one of the home players who could occasionally rise to the standard of the Celtic play. He was Sharp, the ex-Hearts' right half-back.
Crum was outstanding in the Celtic attack as the five goals he scored indicated. Always cool and collected he was quick to take advantage of mistakes. Delaney (2) and Geatons were the other scorers.
Burke was the most prominent of the Coatbridge forwards and was sometimes more than Paterson could cope with, but he was not given adequate support.
"But really the entire Celtic attack
was first-class, and not many defences
could have lived against it on this form.
Granted, the Celtic forwards found
everything running for them, but still,
that cannot detract from the brilliance
of their foot-work and their deadliness
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