1918-08-31: Clyde 0-3 Celtic, League

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  • Playing right-half at Shawfield for Celtic is Englishman Tom Barber who scored the only, winning goal, for Aston Villa in the 1913 FA Cup Final
  • The Glasgow Herald reports that The Food Controller has fixed the price of vegetable marrows at a price ranging between £5 and £6 for trade and one penny per pound for public sale with a maximum price of seven pence for a marrow. LINK
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Shingleton, Melville, Cowan, Frame, Welsh, Beattie, Maxwell, Watson, Herd, Lindsay, Morris

Scorers: McLean, Gallacher (2)

Attendance: 20,000


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The Glasgow Herald, Monday 2 August 1918.
The League table has already assumed a familiar appearance. Rangers and Celtic again occupy first and second places. Morton are in the position of challengers; the Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian once more demonstrate the depth to which Eastern football has fallen, and for which good and sufficient reason unfortunately can be brought forward. But it would appear as if Third Lanark had taken the place of Airdrieonians, and that it is at Cathkin and Cappielow the League monopolists may find barriers to further success. Clyde, St Mirren, and Kilmarnock were all beaten for the first time on Saturday, and in every case the result reflected the merits of the contestants.
The Shawfield team never once displayed against their neighbours the form that so completely accounted for Dumbarton and Falkirk. The forwards showed unwonted timidity when in the vicinity of Shaw, and nerves also told their tale in defence which invited defeat by contributing two penalty kicks. By taking defeat for granted the Clyde players made the winners task a comparatively easy one, and seldom in the intercourse of the clubs have Celtic shown such marked superiority, the only blemish being a weakness at goal that would have proved fatal against a more reliable defence. Though probably out of condition, Barber and Cringan held sway over opponents who paid tribute to reputation gained elsewhere, and the placid McNair was another who had little fear from an attacking line incapable of effort.