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1938-12-03: Celtic 5-4 Hibernian, League Division 1
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- Hibs were unlucky to lose inside-right James McLean just after the restart and they felt aggrieved with Murphy's winner in 87 minutes, claiming off-side.
- Jackie Watters and Murphy had two goals each for Celtic and Delaney one, while Tommy McIntyre, William Rice, Bobby Nutley, and Arthur Milne were the Hibernian marksmen.
- Last-gasp Frank Murphy tap-in seals victory in 9-goal thriller.
- Drambuie liqueur advertised for 18/6 per bottle at all Wine Merchants.
- Greenock Dockyard Co. which has had full employment for the last 3 years hands over the Clan Forbes to Clan Line steamers.
- The new British made Flying Standard Twelve motor car goes on sale at £225 for the Saloon de lux model.
Kennaway, Hogg, Morrison, Geatons, Lyon, Paterson, Delaney, Watters, Crum, Divers, Murphy.
Watters, (2); Delaney, Murphy, (2).
Kerr, Logan, Prior, Fraser, Miller, Rice, McIntyre, McLean, Milne, Kean, Nutley.
McIntyre, Rice, Nutley, Milne.
Referee: M. C. Dale (Glasgow).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 5th December 1938, page 4
HIBS FALL FIGHTING
DEPLETED TEAM LOSE IN CLOSING MINUTES
Hibernians gave a gallant display at Parkhead, Glasgow, where, before close on 25,000 spectators, they fell to Celtic by the odd goal in nine.
For practically the entire second half they had but ten men, and in spite of that handicap they wiped off a two-goal deficit, only to lose by a goal obtained three minutes before the finish. There was a suspicion of offside about the goal and the referee consulted a linesman before allowing it.
Hibernians' forwards were in their most dashing mood and their quickness on the ball more than once caught the Celtic defence in a tangle. Milne was a clever leader, and the speed and directness of the wingers McIntyre and Nutley caused the home defenders a lot of trouble. Rice, at left half, played a strong game throughout, and the backs, after a shaky opening, settled down to a steady game.
There was little sparkle about Celtic's play and their five goals were the result of individual brilliance more than team-play. Delaney and Watters were the stronger and more effective wing and Geatons was the pick of the Parkhead half-backs.
Eleven minutes after the start Delaney carried play downfield, and after a Hibernian defender had inadvertently banged the ball against the crossbar, Watters netted. McIntyre equalised after twenty minutes play but this was followed by a period of Celtic aggression, during which goals were obtained by Delaney and Watters.
Rice reduced the leeway by scoring direct from a free kick taken just outside the penalty area, but a long range effort by Murphy restored Celtic's two goal lead shortly before the cross-over.
Hibernians lost the services of McLean soon after the resumption and Celtic were on the offensive for a considerable time. Then Hibernians sprang a surprise, a Milne-Nutley movement culminating in the centre beating Kennaway with a hard drive. This was followed by another goal by Milne who slipped through between the backs before shooting. Celtic obtained the deciding goal when Murphy turned a cross from the right past Kerr.
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