Celtic On This Day – 13th October – David Potter’s Celtic Diary

Month 3, Day 13 of Celtic Historian David Potter’s new diary on The Celtic Star which will run throughout the new season and will highlight key Celtic-related events relevant to each day, today covering 13th October…


Willie Groves

The new team in the East End of Glasgow are causing eyebrows to rise. Today in spite of bad weather 600 people see them make progress in the Scottish Cup beating Albion Rovers 4-1. Three goals are scored by “darlin Willie” Groves, who joined the club from Hibs, and the other was probably scored by Neil McCallum, although details are unclear.


Davie Adams today returns from injury to the Celtic goal, and Tommy Sinclair who has performed so admirably in his stead now returns to the obscurity of the Rangers Reserve team with his Glasgow Cup medal in his pocket. Aberdeen are today’s visitors and put up a good performance before losing 2-1 to goals from Alec Bennett and Peter Somers.


In a rather uninspiring game at Fir Park, Motherwell, Celtic win 2-0 with goals from Charlie Gallagher and Bobby Carroll. The big score of the day however is Aberdeen 10 Raith Rovers 0. The newspapers are full of the coming clash between Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur, and a world crisis is beginning to develop in the Caribbean sea over Cuba.


27,863 enjoy a fine Celtic performance at Parkhead as they beat Hibs 3-0 with goals from Tommy Burns, Brian McClair and a penalty from Peter Grant. Much of the attention centres on Maurice Johnston, signed this week from Watford amidst a flurry of celebrations about “I’m going home” “A dream come true” and “The only team I ever wanted to play for”.


It is not often that Celtic are at Somerset Park, Ayr these days but tonight they are here on Scottish League Cup business, beating the home side 4-0. It is a good win for John Barnes’ side with goals from Johan Mjallby, Regi Blinker, Bobby Petta and Mark Viduka, who seems now to have settled down after some well publicised “problems”.

David Potter

About Author

I am Celtic author and historian and write for The Celtic Star. I live in Kirkcaldy and have followed Celtic all my life, having seen them first at Dundee in March 1958. I am a retired teacher and my other interests are cricket, drama and the poetry of Robert Burns.

1 Comment

  1. Loving Your Diary, Bravo.

    Looking to purchase Celtic’s Napoleon, Jimmy McMenemy, in hardback cover if possible.