1918-01-26: Celtic 3-3 Airdrieonians, League

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  • Airdrieonians put an end to Celtic's dominance of the table with this draw at Celtic Park. In the visitor's side was Hunter Hart who would go on to have a long, if controversial, career at Everton.
  • Page 8 of The Glasgow Herald reports that at an election meeting at Newry in support of Partrick McCartan a Sinn Fein candidate, Countess Marcovic was pelted with mud and Mr Ginnell was warned off church ground by a priest with a stick. LINK
  • The same newspaper carries an advert by the National Party for members with a view to petitioning parliament to introduce conscription of Irish men.




Shaw, McNair, Dodds, Jackson , Cringan, Brown, McAtee, Gallacher, McLean, McMenemy, Browning
Scorers: McLean, Browning, Gallacher


Bernard, McDonald, Watson, Knox, Kennedy, Hart, Cairney, Anderson, Reid, Donaldson, Galbraith
Scorers: Reid, Galbraith, Knox

Attendance: 15,000


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The Glasgow Herald – Jan 28, 1918
As Ayr United shared the honours of a goal-less draw at Ibrox a few weeks ago, and Airdrieonians defeated Celtic at Broomfield Park, it was expected that the return fixtures would yield one point at least to the leaders, and nothing to their nearest attendants. The expected did not happen; Celtic had to rest content with a draw, after leading and being led; Rangers found the Ayr forwards normally incompetent, and had just sufficient latent energy to force a favourable decision in the last fifteen minutes. On goal average the Ibrox club takes first place, and if the team continues to wage and uphill fight as successfully as against Queen’s Park and Ayr United it will take a permanent in something more substantial than decimal points.