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1940-04-23: Celtic 3-1 Albion Rovers, League Western Division
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- It could be said that the referee had a faultless display in the match between Celtic and Albion Rovers.
- Ex-Celtic star Willie Fagan is the only Scot in the British Army team to face Scotland at Tynecastle Park on 24 April, though another ex-Celtic player Cook is in the army squad. Hogg is the only Celtic player in the Scotland XI.
- British troops were said to be in a "sharp engagement" when German troops counter-attacked north of Trondheim, South Norway and further fighting is ongoing near Lillehammer, the gateway to Oslo.
Smith; Hogg and Morrison; Geatons, Lyon and Paterson; Kelly and Lynch; Divers; Watters and Murphy.
Divers, Murphy, Lynch.
McClory; Waddell and McLetchie; Sharp, McLure and McKinlay; Dignan and Dempsey; Burke; Bell and Campbell.
Referee: C. Faultless (Glasgow)
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesGlasgow Herald, April 24, 1940
Weakened Albion Rovers Beaten
Celtic won at Parkhead last night with comparative ease, their task was simplified because Albion Rovers were deprived of the services of Waddell for half the game. The right back suffered a head injury.
Divers and Murphy scored for Celtic in the first half. Lynch added a third goal early in the second half and near the finish Burke scored for the visitors.
CELTIC--Smith; Hogg and Morrison; Geatons, Lyon and Paterson; Kelly and Lynch; Divers; Watters and Murphy.
ALBION ROVERS-- McClory; Waddell and McLetchie; Sharp, McLure and McKinlay; Dignan and Dempsey; Burke; Bell and Campbell.
Referee--C. Faultless (Glasgow).
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