1919-03-08: Morton 0-0 Celtic, League

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  • Celtic's last dropped point of the league season, in what was to be a tight race to the win the title at the end, Celtic winning the league title by just the 1pt over Rangers.
  • The Glasgow Herald report of this match is preceded by a moan about the Scottish League's defeat the previous Saturday at St Andrew's park Birmingham. LINK
  • The same newspaper editon reports that a technical plea of relevance by lawyers acting for the twelve men charged with the recent George Square 'strike riots' was dismissed by the sheriff hearing that action.
  • Again in the Herald an advertisment for Lipton's margarine at nine pence a pound.
  • Finally the Herald reports that Trotsky and Zinoffiev are confident that the allies will soon be expelled from all Russian soil and the day is coming when barricades will have to be erected in the streets of London, Berlin, Rome and Paris as Russian Bolshevik soldiers would fight on.




Brownlie, Young, Ormond, McIntyre, Wright, McLean, Grant, McNab, Broad, Stevenson, Seymour


Referee: W. Bell (Hamilton)
Attendance: 15,000


  • Match Report (see end of page below)


  • Match Pictures


The Glasgow Herald – Mar 10, 1919

By discarding four-fifths of the forwards who did so badly in Birmingham, and replacing them with players with wider experience, the SFA have shown due appreciation for international managements that are none the less interesting to the enthusiast though finding no place in official records. Defence was certainly not a strong point of the defeated League team, though Stewart was not at fault, and the selection of Brownlie is more a renewal of confidence in the veteran than a vote of censure upon one who was blameless. Orr and Cringan merit further trial. The same may be said of McNair and Gordon, since neither failed their country in pre-war days, and it was their misfortune to be overwhelmed in the debacle of Birmingham…..
There was no dealing in futures at Cappielow; a cup-tie rehearsal found no place in the programme of teams fighting desperately for first and third places on the League table. A point lost jeopardised Celts’ hopes of the Championship; a point gained ensured an unbeaten record for Morton. Both went out for a safe margin, and had to rest content with an equal division. The state of the ground did not favour intricate forward movements; the defence was too good to be overcome by an individual effort, though Seymour and Cassidy were only baulked by the agility of Shaw and the anticipation of Brownlie. Well matched in every section, equally well served in defence, and imbued with the same fierce desire to avert defeat, the teams fought a keen yet clean game at a fast pace, and always the defence triumphed. Wright and McIntyre countered every move of McMenemy and Gallagher when the Celts essayed a combined attack; Cringan held up Brown, as McNair did Seymour, and individual enterprise went for nothing. No scoring chance was lost because none was given; level on play, claiming no superiority anywhere, the teams obtained exactly what they deserved, a hardly earned point.