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10th October 1966: Celtic v Queen’s Park Glasgow Cup SF – Part Two

queensparkThere were 17,000 at Celtic Park on a Monday night for this semi-final of the Glasgow Cup. The Boss had asked all the first-team pool to report for the match – we did not get fed on such a night- but in the end, he made very few changes to the side which had beaten Hibs so convincingly on the Saturday, only bringing in Ian Young at right –back and Bent Martin in goal. Charlie Gallagher also got a start.

Teams

Celtic: Martin, Young, Gemmell, Murdoch, McNeill, Clark, Johnstone, Lennox, McBride, Gallagher, Hughes.  Sub: Chalmers

Queen’s Park: Taylor, Barr, Gilmour, Neil, Holmes, Hunter, Hay, McLaughlin, Buchanan, Campbell, Watson.  Sub: Buckley

 

The Play

The match was neatly summed up in one of the morning dailies;-

Celtic qualified comfortably for the final of the Glasgow Cup, a trophy they hold, by beating Queen’s Park last night at Parkhead and now await the winners of the other semi-final between Partick Thistle and Clyde tomorrow night at Firhill.

Nobody expected more than a token challenge from the amateurs, who played with their customary spirit but were obviously not in the same class as their professional opponents, for whom the game was little more than a physical and tactical exercise’.

 

That was correct in the big scheme of things but there was a spell in the first half when Queen’s might have scored twice, the first when Tam was short with a pass back and Peter Buchanan shot wide when he should have scored; and then when midfielder Neil hit the cross-bar with Bent Martin beaten. Having said that, most of the action – and the goals – came at the other end;-

6 mins
Joe opened the scoring with a hard shot.  1-0 Celtic

30 mins
a strong shot by Jinky was only punched out by the Spider’s keeper and Bobby Lennox knocked it in.  2-0 Celtic

48 mins
Charlie scooped a cross from Yogi into the net. 3-0 Celtic

88 mins
Joe out-witted two defenders at the edge of the box then hammered a drive high into the net.  4-0 Celtic

In the following morning’s papers, one specific headline told the overall story;-

Comfortable Victory for Celtic

 


Scots Abroad

Members of Glasgow Police Pipe Band, who have appeared in many countries of Europe, are to make another trip to the Continent.

They are to appear at a special charity performance in a Paris theatre on November 25th, sharing the bill with several international stars with Danny Kaye as compere.

Stabbing

A 13-year-old boy accused of attempted murder made a second appearance at Greenock Juvenile Court and was remitted to the Sheriff. No plea was taken and the court ordered that he be retained in custody.

The boy first appeared in court last week, accused of attacking a 14-year-old boy by stabbing him in the head with a steel comb or similar instrument. The injured boy, still in Greenock Royal Infirmary, was stated to be ‘comfortable’.

Lethal Disease

More than 1 million women are liable to contract cervical cancer. This was stated in Edinburgh by Mr Bruce Millan, Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland.

Last year, 257 women died form cervical cancer – the second greatest cause of death from cancer in women.