1918-03-23: Celtic 1-3 Third Lanark, League

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  • With three games to go Rangers now top the league on goal difference, thanks to the hat-trick of Celtic old-bhoy Davie McLean and with an easier fixture list look favourites to wrest the championship from last years winners.
  • On page 8 of the Glasgow Herald is a report of a meeting at the Palace Theatre Glasgow in support of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Many messages of goodwill were read out including one from Lord Balfour of Burleigh. The meeting adopted a resolution to promote a settlement of Jews in Palestine which would have respect for the other faiths of that country. LINK
  • Page 9 of the same newspaper reports the tragic death of Chung Ling Soo the well known magician who's act of catching a bullet went tracigally wrong and he died from a gunshot wound to the chest.




Shaw, McNair, McGregor, Jackson, Cringan, Brown, McAtee, Gallacher, McColl, McMenemy, Browning
Scorers: Gallacher


Robb, McCormack, McGowan, Brown, McLaughlan, Hannah, Love, Bennie, Davie McLean, Duncan, Aitken

Scorers: McLean, (3)

Attendance: 12,000


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The Glasgow Herald – Mar 25, 1918
A CLOSE FINISH ASSURED The unexpected happened at Parkhead on Saturday, and the Championship, far from being assured to the previous holders, looks like passing over to their Ibrox rivals. At any rate, the team which won narrowly, and in a sense fortuitously, at Airdrie ought to hold their own in the three remaining fixtures, all to be decided at Ibrox, and against opponents no more impressive than Clyde, Clydebank, and Motherwell. With their away engagements outstanding them Celtic required victory over their Cathkin neighbours, and a carry over of two points to overcome the geographical handicap, and in normal circumstances would probably have inflicted one more defeat on the South-side club. Unfortunately for their prospects of success, Dodds was not available, and the McNair-McGregor partnership impaired the defence as much as an accident to McColl did the attack, and their opponents possessed a forward with a reputation for discovering and piercing the weak points in the opposing defence. Three shots from McLean neutralised all the clever things done by Gallagher and McMenemy, and Celtic, like other clubs, learned that a discarded player holds other views and can sometimes emphasise them.