1919-04-28: Heart of Midlothian 2-3 Celtic, League

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Trivia

  • The Glasgow Herald doesn't carry a report of this game which puts Celtic to the top of the League, other than to give the teams and scores. LINK
  • The Herald also carries a report of a Chippewa Indian soldier of the Canadian army charged with leading the rioting in Wales in what became known as the Kinmel Park Mutiny.
  • A Press Association report in the Herald from Murmansk refutes claims that the Bolsheviks have made gains against the British (North Russian) Expeditionary Force there.

Review

Teams

HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN:

Black, Birrell, Jock Wilson, Frew, Mercer, Eggo, Sinclair, Miller, Andy Wilson, Sharp, Willie Wilson

Scorer: Andy Wilson, (2)

CELTIC:

Scorers: McColl; (2), McAtee

Referee: J. Brownlie (Glasgow)
Attendance: 15,000

Articles

  • Match Report (see end of page below)

Pictures

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Articles

The excellent Celtic historian & author David Potter wrote this excerpt from an article entitled
“The Wearing O’ The Green” – how Patsy Gallacher helped Celtic win the league at Somerset Park.
IT was the Holiday Weekend of April 1919 and Celtic mopped up four points with Patsy Gallacher scoring a hat-trick against Falkirk and a couple against Airdrie.

But Rangers also won their game on the Holiday Monday, and Celtic’s next game was the following Monday, the Edinburgh Holiday for their visit to Tynecastle.

There had been overnight snow (on 28 April!) and it was still bitterly cold, but 15,000 were there to see a tight game where Celtic, having been in total command, were glad to hear the final whistle. They had scored twice through Jimmy McColl and once through Andy McAtee, but then near the end Andy Wilson who would become a legend for Scotland in a few years’ time scored twice for Hearts, and Celtic were indebted to Shaw, McNair and Dodds for holding out at the end.

This meant that Celtic were now one point ahead of Rangers, and both teams had only one game left on 10 May.