1919-02-08: Airdrieonians 1-2 Celtic, League

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  • Dodds scores with a penalty in 10 mins but Airdrie equalise just before the break and there is deadlock until the last minute of the game when Hugh Brown scores the winner to keep Celtic in second place behind Rangers.
  • Page 9 of The Glasgow Herald of Monday 10 Feb, in an article entitled: "The George Square Riots" reports the protest by Labour Councillors about the "brutal and savage batoning of defenceless men, women and children by the members of The Glasgow Police Force in George Square on Friday 31 January" LINK
  • On the same page the leaders of the National Democratic and Labour Party call for the punishment of the British Bolshevik strike leaders and the deportation of foreign ones.
  • The same newspaper advertises Fred Karno's latest production "Moonstruck" starring Will Hay which is opening at the Empire Theatre, Glasgow.




Bernard, McDonald, Watson, Knox, Summers, Miller, Rankin, Gray, Reid, Hart, Kennedy
Scorers: Reid


Scorers: Dodds, Brown

Referee: J. H. McKenzie (Glasgow)
Attendance: 15,000


  • Match Report (see end of page below)


  • Match Pictures


The Glasgow Herald – Feb 10, 1919

A frost-bound surface does not favour intricate movements nor a dazzling individualism, hence the failure of Celtic forwards to make any impression at Airdrie, though Bernard had occasional reminders from McColl and McLean. But the all-important goals were the work of Dodds and Brown, sectional defenders and there was little merit in victory resulting from a penalty kick and a free kick. Still, as Dodds was compelled to retire early in the second half the mishaps were not all on one side, and Airdrieonians might have again recorded a victory over the ex-champions but for one of their forwards being overawed by the proximity of McNair, a veteran who seems to exercise a mesmeric influence over the majority of young forwards. How little the Parkhead club owe to their forwards this season is evidenced by their having to rank below Rangers, Morton, Kilmarnock and Ayr United in the “goals for” aggregate column.