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27th August 1966: Celtic v Hearts – League Cup – Part Two

 

Morning of the Match
I arrived early at the ground, hopeful that I might make the role of substitute for the match and found very few there. Gradually, one by one, all the others came in, including the reserves, who had a Combined Reserve League match against Jordanhill College that afternoon.

The management must have been keen to give some guys a run-out, as it was a strong side which boarded the bus for the trip to the college’s ground in the west end of the city.

The chosen side was John Kennedy, Ian Young, Frank McCarron, Davie Cattenach, John Cushley, John Gorman, John Taggart, ‘Newman’, Jim Clarke, Lou Macari and John Hughes.

 

Pre-Match

There was the usual chat with all the boys but I wasn’t paying a great deal of attention.

I was keen to hear the name of the substitute, which I thought was my only chance of getting a chance in the first team at that time. Eventually, after what seemed an age, the Boss motioned for all of us to go into the dressing room, where he announced the side. And when he got to the name of the substitute, it was Jim Brogan’s name that was announced.

Right at that point, I was not a happy man but I gritted my teeth, made a point of wishing everyone all the best and then took my bad temper to the tea room and eventually the stand.

 


heartsThe Teams

Celtic:  Simpson, Gemmell, O’Neill, Murdoch, McNeill, Clark, Johnstone, McBride, Chalmers, Hughes, Auld.    Sub  Brogan

Hearts:  Cruikshank, Shevlane, Holt, Barry, Anderson, Higgins, Jensen, Miller, Wallace, Kerrigan, Traynor.  Sub Gordon

 

The Play

This was quite a good game to watch in the first half as both sides seemed, at least to begin with, to be fairly evenly matched. Chances were made at both ends – and missed on a fairly regular basis. By the interval, it was still goalless and the Hearts’ fans seemed the happier set of supporters.

Celtic came out for the second half looking more determined and made the most of the chances they created ;

54 minutes:
centre-half Barry lost possession to John Hughes, he passed quickly into the middle and Joe McBride slammed it home. 1-0 Celtic

68 minutes:
Joe went down the right wing and crossed for Stevie Chalmers to shoot home. 2-0 Celtic

73 minutes:
Barry again in trouble, this time handling the ball in the penalty area and Joe made no mistake from the spot.  3-0 Celtic

 

Post- Match

Unfortunately for Jim Brogan, he never got the chance to come on so I was happy enough that I had not had to sit on the bench for 90 minutes without getting a chance. Celtic’s first substitute would have to come on in another match.

 

The Headlines

Match of Missed Chances

  and

McBride Goal Starts It Off

 

The Table

That Celtic win consolidated their position in Section 4;

Team P W D L F A GAv Pts
Celtic 4 4 0 0 29 2 14.50 8
Clyde 4 2 0 2 5 10 0.50 4
Hearts 4 1 1 2 4 8 0.50 3
St Mirren 4 0 1 3 2 10 0.20 1

 

Other Results

Dundee  1  Dundee Utd  1     Hibs 3 Rangers 2     Motherwell 4  Dunfermline  3

Partick Thistle 1  Falkirk  0   St Johnstone 0 Aberdeen 3      St Mirren 0 Clyde  1

Stirling Albion 0  Kilmarnock  0

 

The Combined Reserve League Match

And we later heard that our side beat Jordanhill 10-1 in the match in the west end of Glasgow. The scorers were John Taggart (3), Lou Macari (2), John Gorman ( 2), Jim Clarke (2) and Davie Cattenach


Triumph for the Russians

Russia announced that its Luna – 11 Sputnik has become the 3rd man-made satellite to go into orbit round the moon.

 

Disaster

28 people died, 60 children were missing feared dead and 2000 were badly injured after Mount Awu on the Indonesian island of Sangi Talaud, erupted.

The volcano poured boiling lava down on surrounding villages and made 40,000 villagers homeless, who are now facing famine.

 

Law-suit

Actress Jane Fonda has filed a suit for $6.25 million against the US magazine ‘Playboy’ for publishing unauthorized photographs showing her nude from the waist up during the making of a film.

Miss Fonda wore a topless swim-suit in one particular scene, with her back to the camera. She claims that the photographer hid in the studio and took shots of her without her permission.