1919-11-01: Morton 1-2 Celtic, League

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


  • The reporter for the Glasgow Herald of Monday seems distinctly unimpressed with this performance by both teams. LINK
  • Page 8 of Saturday's Glasgow Herald describes Hallowe’en in Glasgow with Celebrations in Provand’s Lordship including hanging “howkit” turnip lanterns, “dookin for apples”, “burnin o’ nuts” & “champit tatties”.
  • Also on Page 8 of the Herald is a report of the Hurst Park Camp scandal where the commanding office, Colonel Janson is accused of having improper relations with the sister of Glubb Pasha, and former Scottish Ambulance driver Gwenda Glubb.




Edwards, Ferrier, Young, McIntyre, McLean, Brown, McNab, Gourlay, French, Stevenson, Seymour
Scorers: French


Scorers: McLean, McStay

Referee: W. Bell (Hamilton)
Attendance: 21,000


  • Match Report (see end of page below)


  • Match Pictures


The Glasgow Herald – Nov 1, 1919
Visiting and Victorious Teams
Apart from Dumbarton winning their first away victory, and so sharing with Celtic the honour of being the only visiting and victorious team, there was nothing of moment in the Scottish League games played on Saturday. In the hope of seeing Greenock Morton live up to the reputation built up against Rangers and Celtic upwards of 20,000 people assisted to make a new financial record at Cappielow. The game was rather disappointing, the result distinctly so. Neither set of forwards adapted themselves to the conditions, and both would have been well repaid by the goal credited to each side, and which promised to give the game a similar ending to that of last season. An accident to Brown brought about a rearrangement of the Greenock forwards that was not attended with happy results. Only then did Celtic attain the mastery, but their forwards were no more impressive than usual at goal, and it was a debatable penalty kick that gave victory to the slightly better team. French and Cringan rather curiously were used to advantage, and in direct opposition; the failures on both sides were numerous and emphatic.