1918-04-06: Hibernian 0-2 Celtic, League

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  • The Glasgow Herald that reports on this match (below) carries a large advertisment for 5% War Bonds which will provide funds for the building of a Super-Dreadnought battleship. LINK
  • The same newspaper carries an add for Dame Clara Butt who is appearing at the St Andrew's Hall as part of her tour of Britain, while annother add advises citizens that unless they register their names with a Retailer by April 13th they will not be able to buy bacon.
  • Page 4 of the Herald features a letter from the son of the late Joseph Cowen MP calling on Irishmen to demand the liberation of "our dear native land from the menace that oppresses it" as being the proper memorial to the late John Redmond.




Templeton, Kerr, Dornan, Smith, Paterson, Gordon, Kilpatrick, Meaney, Miller, Moir, McCandless


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

Attendance: 11,000


  • Match Report (see end of page below)


  • Match Pictures


The Glasgow Herald – Apr 8, 1918
The League championship will remain undecided until Rangers and Celtic fulfil the last engagements on Saturday, end even then a deciding match may be necessary for the second time in the history of the competition. The contest for third place concerns Kilmarnock, Greenock Morton and Motherwell, and rather peculiarly Saturday first will determine also this minor honour. It was anticipated that Celtic would encounter stern opposition at Easter Road, and that Rangers would have little difficulty in overcoming Motherwell at Ibrox. Both city clubs took their opponents seriously, but while Celtic were always masters of the situation, the Rangers forwards were flustered into departing from their usual studied methods, and the half-backs were at a loss when asked to cope with the concerted movements of Rankin, Ferguson, Gardner and Morgan. Defeat as merited as it was unexpected confronted the leaders once Ferguson gave Motherwell the lead, but two apparently trifling incidents, a free kick and a miskick, altered the situation, and Rangers emerged the winning and inferior eleven. By scoring twice in the first half Celtic set Hibernian an impossible task, and it now remains for Motherwell to prove at Parkhead that Providence is not always on the side of the big battalions. At the same time Clyde will be engaged in what may be termed a forlorn hope at Ibrox, judging from their inglorious position on the League table.