1919-02-01: Celtic 2-1 Kilmarnock, League

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  • Celtic sit second in the League three points behind Rangers after this game, but having played a game less and can thank this win on an O.G. which cancelled out the Killie goal scored by their stalwart Willie Culley.
  • The Glasgow Herald which carries the report of this game devotes three pages (7, 8, & 9) to dealing with the disorder in Glasgow. Page 7 headline reads "Order Restored — Glasgow Occupied by Military Forces". LINK
  • The Glasgow Herald also reports that our troops have come under attack from the Bolsheviks who are reported to be using gas shells, 30 miles east of Tarasevo, on the Archangel-Vologda Railway line.
  • Cranston's picture house in Glasgow is advertising a silent British romantic film "Once Upon a Time" starring Lauri de Frece, which concerns a love affair between a comedian and a clown's daughter.




Scorers: McHallam, O.G., McLean


Scorer: Culley

Referee: G. W. Hamilton (Motherwell)
Attendance: 25,000


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The Glasgow Herald – Feb 3, 1919
The possibility of Kilmarnock being the first club to score three consecutive victories at Celtic Park acted as an incentive, upon both teams, and the game had all the intensity of a cup-tie. The home forwards showed much of their customary skill, accuracy in shooting that astonished by its unexpectedness after to many previous failures, yet Kilmarnock had an excellent chance given them to win when Culley had to deal only with Shaw, and lost because one of their own players did what Blair, Hamilton, and Murray had made impossible for any of the Celtic forwards. Apart from being indebted to an opponent for the winning goal, Celtic were immeasurably the better at half-back and in front. It was the unflinching defence of Kilmarnock’s rear-guard that made a Celtic victory hinge upon a trifling slip.