If you know your history – 26th January
130 years ago — 1892 on this day (Tuesday), Celts have just dispatched Cowlairs in the Cup and are now preparing for their first trip to Cambuslang on league championship business.
1892-01-30: Cambuslang 0-4 Celtic, League
The Scotsman – Monday, 1st February 1892, page 4
Cambuslang v Celtic – The first League match between these teams was played at Cambuslang before a large turnout of spectators. Madden kicked off, and McMahon and Campbell ran the ball past the posts. Returning a minute later, Ross was forced to use hands to save his goal. Although the visitors were playing against the wind, they were keeping the Cambuslang defence busy. Urged on by the shouts of their supporters, the village forwards made for the other end. Some splendid work was indulged before Cullen, but Jamieson’s shot was rather wide. At the other goal the Celtic has some fine tries, and had it not been for smart work by Buchanan, Coyle, and Jamieson, Ross’ goal must have fallen. Cambuslang had now most of the game, and Cullen had time after time to save. Close on half-time McMahon and Campbell each beat Ross, and the result at the interval was in Celtic’s favour by two goals to nil. Cambuslang restarted the game, and approached the Glasgow posts, but with a swinging kick Doyle repelled the attack. Once more returning Low had a beautiful run along the right. A corner resulted, but Kelly defended admirably. For the next twenty minutes, although play was even in general, the Celtic had rather the better of it. After thirty minutes had gone Brady with a low shot added another point to the Celtic total. Still maintaining their superiority the Celts again were successful in beating Ross and ran out winners by four goals to none.
Celtic Team:- Cullen, Reynolds, Doyle, Maley, Kelly, Dowds, McCallum, Brady, Coleman, McMahon, Campbell.
Brady, Coleman, McMahon, Campbell
In other news … Cambuslang Football Club 1874-1897
( not to be confused with Cambuslang Hibernian or Cambuslang Rangers)
Set up at Bogshole Park in Cambuslang, and then they moved to Whitefield Park in 1888 until 1897.
1888 was their best period, and in that year won the Glasgow Cup and reached The Scottish Cup Final, losing to Renton (6-1).
By 1897 the club had declined and disappeared from view.
Cambuslang Football Club from 1888- 1897-
Cambuslang FC playing surface is now part bowling green and housing.
40 years ago … 1982 (Thursday) Celts are preparing to travel to Pittodrie for a crucial match with Fergie’s Dons.
Tommy Burns turned in a star performance and Seventeen (17) year old Paul McStay scores on his league debut. A large Celtic support defy Celtic Supporters Association boycott due to a reduced match ticket allocation.
1982-01-30: Abedeen 1-3 Celtic, Premier Division
Leighton Kennedy Rougvie MacMaster McLeish Miller Strachan Bell McGhee (Black) Hewitt Weir
Scorer: MacMaster 1
Bonner McGrain Reid Aitken McAdam MacLeod Sullivan P McStay McGarvey Burns McCluskey
Subs: Moyes Halpin
Scorers: McCluskey pen 27 MacLeod 71 McStay 77
In other news …
For the first time since the 1930s, the unemployed population in UK rises above three million ( Thatcher and her crew really were a shower of heartless bastards!!)
66 The 5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet
1531 Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die
1907 John Millington Synge’s “Playboy of Western World” opens in Dublin; play claimed as immoral and causes riots
1926 John Logic Baird gives the first public demonstration of television in his laboratory in London
1962 Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” to be impure and bans it from all Catholic schools
1980 175,000 people pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro
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