1918-08-24: Celtic 1-1 Morton, League

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  • Celtic appeared to be secure with both points but a late Grant goal with only 5 minutes to go deprives them.
  • The Glasgow Herald reports a great British drive on to the Theipval ridge and the capture of 17,000 enemy prisoners. LINK
  • The Herald also reports that the Food Controller has issued orders limiting the price of Damsons and Blackberries.
  • War casualties for the previous week are given as 225 Officers and 3,244 Men.
  • The Herald also reports that Canada has sent a brigade of the famous Royal North West Mounted Police to Siberia to fight the Bolsheviks.
  • Glasgow's New Savoy picture house in Sauchiehall Street is showing a silent movie entitled 'The Flame of the Yukon' this week. LINK



Shaw, McNair, Livingstone, McEvoy, Jackson, Brown, Burns, Gallacher, McLean, McColl, Browning

Scorers: McLean

Robertson, Morrison, Young, McIntyre, Wright, McLean, Grant, MacAulay, Broad, Stevenson,

Scorer: Grant

Attendance: 30,000


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The Glasgow Herald, Monday Aug 26 1918
A Celtic improvised half-back line did not bear comparison with the stalwart trio that have so capably represented the Greenock Morton for several seasons. The Parkhead attack on the other hand, exhibited method and cohesion, lacking in a forward line bereft of Gourlay and Seymour. The result was a general equality, adequately reflected in the result, and if the home team claimed a monopoly in attack, the visitors had in Robertson a goalkeeper skilful enough to negotiate the somewhat puerile attempts to get past his guard. The game was marked by much vigour, several players were disabled, and in other respects it was a most strenuous and exciting contest. As such it was in keeping with anticipation, and to the 30,000 assembled appeared a colourable imitation of a pre-war cup tie.