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1972-10-07: Celtic 1-1 Airdrie, League Division 1
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- Williams and Deans dropped.
Connaghan, McGrain, McCluskey, Murdoch, McNeill, Connelly, Hood (Davidson), Dalglish, Macari, Callaghan, Lennox.
Goals: Lennox 38....
McKenzie, Caldwell, Jonquin, Menzies, McKinlay, D Whiteford, Wilson, Walker, Busby, Fury, Cowan
Goals: Fury 15
- Match Report (see end of page below)
Sunday Mail, October 8, 1972
CELTIC DEFIED BY SUPER MAC
By CYRIL HORNE
CELTIC ……………1 AIRDRIEONIANS…………..1 Scorers: Airdrie—Fury (14); Celtic—Lennox (36)
Most of the credit from the Parkhead match of disappointment for Celtic goes to the Airdrie defence, especially international goalkeeper Roddie McKenzie.
McKenzie thwarted Celtic time after time early in the match when a blunder could have given the eager Celts the lift they needed.
Roddie continued to give a brilliant goalkeeping performance as Celtic tried their utmost to get themselves in a good mood.
He had excellent assistance from his outfield defenders, especially the cool Columb McKinlay and Derek Whiteford.
Nevertheless, some of the Celtic finishing was deplorable. I reckon Airdrie were more than a little fortunate near the end of this hard, dour, struggle when Kenny Dalglish was blatantly held as he cut in along the by-line.
But let no one grudge Airdrie their point. They played for it, sometimes far from elegantly, but never without great spirit.
Several Celtic players were far from happy on the very firm turf, but players such as George Connolly and Harry Hood should have had better control of the tricky, bouncing ball.
Connolly was largely to blame for the Airdrie goal in 14 minutes, though there seemed good grounds for Billy McNeill's claim that scorer Fury was offside.
A few minutes earlier Fury had what looked like a good goal chalked off by the referee.
Mr Anderson was not popular with Airdrie when, in a torrid spell in the second half, he booked Drew Busby and John Menzies.
Busby’s booking must have been for repeated infringements. Menzies was, I thought, unfortunate in that he was involved with Lou Macari who was far too often in physical contact.
He was fortunate not to get his name in the book for retaliation and dissent.
In thirty six minutes Bobby Lennox equalised after Tommy Callaghan had introduced a welcome variation in the Celtic attack by making a foray on the right.
There was a great deal of cluttering up through the centre when Celtic attacked and the introduction of Vic Davidson for Harry Hood 12 minutes from time brought little improvement.
CELTIC-- Connaghan; McGrain, McCluskey; Murdoch, McNeill, Connelly; Hood, Dalglish, Macari, Lennox. Sub.— Davidson for Hood in 78 minutes.
AIRDRIE—McKenzie; Caldwell, Jonquin; Menzies, McKinlay, Whiteford (D.); Wilson, Walker, Busby, Fury, Cowan. Sub—Mallon not used.
Referee—W. Morrison (East Kilbride).
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