1919-08-16: Celtic 3-1 Clydebank, League

Match Pictures | Matches: 19191920 | Pictures: 1919-20 Pictures


  • First league game of the season.
  • This was Tommy McInally’s debut game and also for Charles Watson.
  • McInally scored a hat trick in this debut!
  • In this team: Left Back Duggie Livingstone who had featured in the Bankies side when Celtic last played them. Dugald went on to manage Sheffield Wednesday, Sparta Rotterdam, Eire, Belgium, Newcastle Utd, Fulham and Chesterfield. Left wing Adam McLean went on to be assistant trainer, then assistant manager at Partick Thistle in the mid 50’s and 60’s.
  • Monday’s Glasgow Herald which carries the match report also covers widespread rioting in Northern Ireland and Derry in particular where 300 soldiers of the Dorset Regiment and 100 policemen could not contain the rioters. LINK




Scorer: McInally, (3)
McTurk Stevenson, Ferguson, Neish, Gilhooley, Trueman, Gold, Walker, Anderson, McLavin, Crook

Scorer: Anderson

Referee: G. W. Hamilton (Motherwell)
Attendance: 12,000


  • Match Report (see end of page below)


  • Match Pictures


The Glasgow Herald – Aug 18, 1919
A Promising Debutant
The Celts appear to have secured in McInally a worthy successor to Quinn. To score three goals on a first appearance is certainly promising, particularly as no other Celtic forward got the better of McTurk, whose saving of other splendid shots from McInally was the feature of the Clydebank defence. Livingstone rather disappointed, but Watson made an excellent partner for Gallagher, and without approaching their normal form the champions were quite two-goals the better side. Brander’s absence from the visiting team affected both sections, as Walker had to be taken out of the defence, and the veteran was none too successful as an attacker. At full strength and on their own ground, Clydebank, on the form shown at Parkhead, will hold their own in the best company.