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1972-12-02: Dumbarton 1-6 Celtic, League Division 1
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ReviewThe Glasgow Herald page 2 , Dec 2nd 1972
“Jock Stein yesterday left a meeting of the football magistrates £100 poorer, writes Ian Archer. He was also severely censured for the third time in his career as Celtic Manager.
Stein was thus punished by the referee committee as a result of making remarks on the Parkhead pitch to Bobby Davidson during a league cup tie against Dundee. It was the third time that Stein had appeared before the committee and the third time that he was reported by Mr Davidson, one of Scotland’s senior referees.”
TeamsDumbarton:- Williams, Menzies, Wilkinson, Jenkins, Cushley (Coleman), Graham, Wallace, C McAdam, McCormack, T McAdam, Wilson
Goal:- Wallace 84
Celtic:- Connaghan, McGrain, Brogan, McCluskey, Connelly, Hay, Hood, Dalglish, Deans (Johnstone 9), Murdoch, Macari
Goals:- Hood 4, McCluskey 15, 36, 78, Johnstone 23, Cushley OG 74.
- Match Report (see below)
Glasgow Herald Monday December 4 1972
Celtic tantalise, then destroy
By WILLIAM HUNTER
Dumbarton 1, Celtic 6
Dumbarton played this game under the worst possible circumstances – the Celtic team bus failed to lose the way on its first trip to Boghead in half a century. As soon as the visitors made it through the houses to the cosy little ground, that meant the end of any sporting uncertainty the afternoon might bring.
Celtic found that the trip down the river had a tonic affect. They scored in four minutes. They added three more at 10-minute intervals, so precisely phased some unstoppable mass-production schedule seemed to be in operation. And that was the end of the first half.
Dumbarton dutifully returned to the second. That took heroism of the quality which earns medals for young men in other fields of human effort and gets their names carved in marble.
In fact, after the interval Dumbarton had their best patch – less than deep purple but rich in character and courage, Williie Wallace switched more through the middle from the wing. The change made Dumbarton’s attack more coherent and also sometimes more congested. At least it gave Celtic’s goalkeeper a touch of the ball. Connaghan had to move nippily to field a quick shot by Wallace.
Having tantalised, Celtic then totally destroyed. They helped themselves to a couple more goals. Then, easing up to the whistle, they allowed Wallace through again. This time he put Dumbarton on to the score sheet. It rounded this non-match off decently, for Dumbarton never looked like getting on to anything else.
They had perhaps a bit of bad luck. A couple of chances in the first half looked as if they should have been taken. The ball did not run in a kindly way for Lawrie Williams in goal. But if Dumbarton had come into the game the result might only have been to put Celtic more murderously on their mettle.
Graham had a brave captain’s game leading a workmanlike enough side. Perhaps they have too many promoters. It was not clear why they feel a need of both Wilson and Wallace for their experience. They cannot be the youngest side in the league and they might do better if they had more workers in the boilerhouse.
Celtic, simply were superb, with Johnstone – on for Deans after only nine minutes – Macari, and Dalglish outstanding in distinguished company. McCluskey’s thoughtful strength promises to be a major asset. Murdoch playing a deep No 10, looked out of things. He may not have been fully fit. But the signs all pointed sadly to the approaching majestic end of a marvellous career.
McClulskey had three goals, Hood two, and Johnstone one, while their supporters had ample leisure to improve the afternoon with light exercise, rehearsing the choir for Saturday’s league cup final.
Dumbarton—Williams; Menzies and Wilkinson; Jenkins, Cushley and Graham; Wallace and C. McAdam; McCormack; T. McAdam and Wilson. Substitute—Coleman.
Celtic—Connaghan; McGrain and Brogan; McCluskey, Connelly and Hay; Hood and Deans; Dalglish, Murdoch and Macari. Substitute—Johnstone.
Referee—A. S. McDonald (Livingstone).
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