1919-10-11: Celtic 7-3 Hibernian, League

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  • Facing Celtic in this match is a one-match old bhoy in the form of Right Back William McGinnigle who was loaned out by Hibs the previous year to help Celtic out of an injury crisis.
  • Tommy McInally takes his goal tally to 20 for the season.
  • The Glasgow Herald report of Celtic's match also included news of Rangers' struggle in Kirkcaldy where the local team were denied two penalties. LINK
  • The same newspaper reports that the efficiency of White Russian troops has increased since the departure of British soldiers of the North Russian Expeditionary Force and advances against the Bolsheviks have taken place in the Onega district by troops under Russian command.
  • Also in the Herald under the sub-heading: "Sinn Fein Outrages – A Ghastly Record" a list of deaths and other attrocities said to have been committed by Sinn Fein since 1916 to the present year is given.
  • Another Herald article under the banner “Military In Ireland” reports of a Troops Out public meeting in Glasgow at which Mrs Sheehay-Skeffington stated she would not stay in the blood-stained British Empire for all the gold in the world.




Scorers: McInally; (2), Gallacher; (3), Gilchrist, Watson


Scorers: Kilpatrick; (2), Williamson

Referee: H. Dickie (Glasgow)


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The Glasgow Herald – 13 October 1919
Prolific Scoring at Parkhead
Even such an inflated score of 7-3 in no way represents the relative merits of Celtic and Hibernians. The Parkhead forwards seemed able to pierce their opponents’ defence at will, and after laying the foundation of a solid victory, they contented themselves with neutralising goals against a defence no less confident. The Easter Road attackers took advantage of misplaced leniency, and a decisive home victory was slightly marred by Shaw losing three goals for the first time since December of last year, when Motherwell inflicted the last League defeat upon the champions. While Celtic were conducting what may be termed a dress rehearsal for their most important engagement of the season at Ibrox on Saturday, Rangers were in a desperate struggle at Kirkcaldy. The absence of Duncan and Dr. Paterson would have been attended with serious results had one or two of the Fife players shown the coolness of their comrades. A penalty kick and a free kick provided Rangers with scoring opportunities denied the home team, which twice claimed a penalty on reasonable grounds, but the city team maintained such severe and ceaseless pressure in the closing stages as to entitle them to victory. Archibald was the best forward on either side, and rather appropriately was concerned in the winning goal.