1918-02-23: Celtic 2-0 Morton, League

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  • A brace before the break from Patsy is enough to provide full points at Parkhead and edge Celtic one point ahead of Rangers.
  • Morton's inside-forward Alexander "Sandy" McNab would later move to the USA where he was very successful and was inducted into the American Soccer Hall of Fame.
  • Russia's acceptance of Germany's peace terms is reported in the Glasgow Herald of Monday 25 February 1918. LINK
  • In the same issue of the Herald is a report of a speech given by Sheriff Craigie, KC on “Crime & Punishment” in which he lauds the practice of whipping young offenders, though not on “march stones” as was once the practice.




Shaw, McNair, McGregor, Dodds, Cringan, Brown, McAtee, Gallacher, McLean, McMenemy, Jackson
Scorers: Gallagher, (2)


Bradford, Morrison, Ormond, McIntyre, Wright, McLean, Grant, McNab, Broad, Lister, Seymour


Attendance: 20,000


  • Match Report (see end of page below)


  • Match Pictures


The Glasgow Herald – Feb 25, 1918
That there is an advantage in playing on one’s own ground was decisively demonstrated on Saturday when Motherwell was the only home team to stop short of victory. The day was remarkable in another and regrettably aspect; four players were injured, and as the quartette were members of the visiting teams their mishaps were reflected in team reverses. For at the present critical stage of the League campaign a drawn game at Motherwell meant the loss of a point and a setback to the quondam leaders. Celtic had a quite different experience when meeting Greenock Morton at Parkhead. They were fortunate to find the visiting forwards in a listless mood, and an accident to McIntyre impaired a defence which, prior to the incident, bid fair to involve the home team in yet another drawn game. Two characteristic goals from Gallagher gave the champions and unassailable lead, for, as already stated, the Greenock forwards were incapable of effort against the Parkhead half-back line.