Celtic On This Day – 16th November – David Potter’s Celtic Diary

The late, great Celtic Historian David Potter’s Celtic Diary each morning looks back at key Celtic events and matches on this day starting on 16th November 1907…

Peter Somers scored twice

SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER 1907 – Even without Jamie Weir and Davie Hamilton, Celtic are still too good for Queen’s Park whom they beat 4-1 at Celtic Park today before 14,000 spectators. Peter Somers scores twice, Davie Hamilton one and Willie Kivlichan one as well.

SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER 1935 – For the second week in a row, Celtic win 5-0. Last week it was Hibs at Easter Road, today it is Arbroath at Parkhead. Jimmy McGrory scores twice, Frank Murphy and Jimmy Delaney notch one each and Willie Lyon scores with a penalty.

The only difference in the scorers from last week is that Willie Buchan scores last week instead of Willie Lyon. Clearly a good team is developing at Celtic Park.

Jimmy McGrory scored twice

SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER 1963 – A disappointing result but a good game as Celtic draw 1-1 with Hibs at Easter Road today. Bobby Murdoch scores the opening goal for Celtic, and then Willie Hamilton (whom Jock Stein would later say was his best ever player) equalised with a brilliant goal for Hibs.

WEDNESDAY 16 NOVEMBER 1977 – It is possible that something may yet be salvaged from the disaster that was late 1977. The transfer of Dalglish and the subsequent all-encompassing air of depression has seen the League campaign in tatters and an early exit from Europe, but tonight sees the team qualify for the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup as they beat St Mirren 2-0 with Paul Wilson and Johnny Doyle scoring the goals.

Celtic midfielder Paul Hartley celebrates scoring the winning goal at New Douglas Park, Hamilton on Sunday November 16, 2008. Photo Chris Clark/PA Wire.

SUNDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2008 – On Celtic’s first ever visit to New Douglas Park on SPL business, they are more than a little lucky to leave with all three points. Offiong scores first for Hamilton, but then Shunsuke Nakamura scores with a penalty kick before Paul Hartley notches a late winner for Celtic. 5,550 are there at the partially completed stadium.

David Potter

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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.

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