1919-04-12: Clydebank 0-2 Celtic, League

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  • Celtic faced a Clydebank side at Clydeholm Park which included three players with Celtic connections, one of whom, Michael Gilhooley signed as a 16 year old but never made the breakthrough into the first team before going on to have a fine career elsewhere. Another player, on loan from Celtic, John Jackson recently discharged from the army plays in this match, and yet another, Celtic loan player was right-back Dugald Livingstone.
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McTurk, Livingstone, John W. Ferguson, Neish, Gilhooley, Jackson, George Hamilton, Brander, Lee, Higgins, Goldie


Scorers: McColl, (2)

Venue: Clydeholm Park, Clydebank
Referee: T. McMillan (Hamilton)
Attendance: 20,000


  • Match Report (see end of page below)


  • Match Pictures


The Glasgow Herald – 4 April, 1919
It was on stereotypical lines that Celtic sought to overcome Clydebank, the Parkhead forwards took close order with the wind in their favour, and automatically compelled the home defenders to cluster round their goalkeeper. McTurk was not to be beaten by any of the moderate shots sent in first half, and the Celtic crossed over without having taken the advantage of a wind that was worth two goals to a more enterprising and less orthodox attack. But soundness was a feature of the Parkhead defence. Cringan and McStay destroyed all attempts at combination, McNair checkmated every move that had the downfall of the Celtic goal for object. A goal smartly headed by McColl brought no response and the only other point fell to the same player. The winners will have to develop a more open style of attack if success is to be theirs against Ayr United and Heart of Midlothian.