1918-03-30: Kilmarnock 1-3 Celtic, League

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  • Kilmarnock's late, consolation goal (89), was scored by Burghead born left winger Malcolm McPhail who would later play for Kilmarnock when they won The Scottish Cup in 1920 beating Albion Rovers 3-2 in front of 95,000 spectators at Hampden.
  • On pages 5 & 6 of The Glasgow Herald, war correspondent Philip Gibbs describes "good bayonet work" and gives a stirring description of a troop of our cavalry charging into action with lances and steel helmets glistening in the sun. LINK
  • In the same newspaper are reports of anti-conscription riots in Quebec where a mob also burned down the offices where draft papers were kept.
  • Also in the Herald is a report on the enthronement of the Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem, Rennie MacInnes in the presence of all the christian churches, The Grand Rabbi and representatives of The Grand Mufti.




Blair, T Hamilton, Mitchell, Henderson, Neave, Johnstone, G Hamilton, Farrell, Culley, Goldie, McPhail
Scorers: McPhail


Shaw, McNair, Livingstone, Jackson, Cringan, Brown, McLean, Gallacher, Cassidy, McMenemy, Browning
Scorers: McLean, Gallacher, Browning

Attendance: 8,000


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The Glasgow Herald – Apr 1, 1918
It is not too often to say that Celtic occasioned as much a surprise by winning at Kilmarnock as in losing to Third Lanark at Parkhead. Precedent and changes all indicated against the champion’s latest victory. They were beaten by Kilmarnock in consecutive seasons at Celtic Park, fortunate to share the points in last season’s engagement at Rugby Park, and in the absence of Dodds, McColl and McAtee had no reason to anticipate an improvement on these results. But Kilmarnock, like most provincial teams, are given to loosening off as the season draws near to close, and on this occasion they were not in condition to withstand opponents for whom the loss of two points meant a loss of a title. Playing with marked skill and characteristic determination Celtic took a lead of three goals before McPhail counted for the home team in the last minute.