1918-02-02: Queen’s Park 0-2 Celtic, League

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  • Frank Kelly who made his debut in this game died in France while in the army the following year. He was part of the Kelly family who were part owners & ran Celtic. If he had lived, he may have become a possible future board member or chair of the club, as his younger brother Bob Kelly was to become.
  • The Glasgow Herald of Monday Feb 4 which carried Saturday's match report also reports the casualty figures for the air raid on London as being 58 dead and 173 injured. Most of the deaths were from a direct hit on a building used as an air raid shelter. LINK
  • The same edition of the Herald announces that James McBey the renowned Scots artist is exhibiting his paintings of Palestine in London.
  • Again the Herald is a report that the King has sent his thanks to the people of India via the Viceroy for the sum of money amounting to almost a crore.




Ward, Stevenson, Ford, Cowan, McKenzie, Inglis, Aitken, Trialist, Hillhouse, Paton, Alan Morton


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


Attendance: 15,000


  • Match Report (see end of page below)


  • Match Pictures


The Glasgow Herald – Feb 4, 1918
Queen’s Park have not defeated Celtic in a League match since the opening game on New Hampden 15 years ago, yet they look upon every succeeding match with their perennial conquerors not as so many forlorn hopes, but as material for furnishing points. Against a less consistent eleven than invariably represents Celtic such optimism would be justified, but season after season the ending is the same, skill and experience triumphs over enthusiasm and optimism. There was little between the teams in point of excellence on Saturday; there was a general equality in defence and the subtlety of McMenemy and Gallagher in attack was balanced by the spirited runs of Morton and Aitken, that enabled the home team to share evenly in a keenly contested game. But the Celtic players mentioned rounded off clever work in the midfield with well taken goals, and with none of the amateurs penetrative the game ended, as so many have done, in favour of the joint leaders.