Celtic On This Day – 21st September – David Potter’s Celtic Diary

Month 2, Day 21 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 21 September…


A slightly disappointing game at Parkhead today as Celtic, without Sunny Jim and then with Donnie McLeod injured and unable to continue, could only draw with Airdrie. The strong wind made play difficult and it looked like Celtic were heading for defeat until Jimmy Quinn got an equaliser and was unlucky not to get a winner.


Celtic come from behind to record their first League victory at Ibrox since Joe Cassidy scored two on New Year’s Day 1921. To-day, in the absence of the injured Jimmy McGrory, Frank Murphy and Johnny Crum score the goals for Celtic. Joe Kennaway saves a penalty as well, and Celtic fans invade the field to show their joy at the end.

Johnny Crum


The weather is warm, the ground is packed, but the behaviour of both players and fans leaves a lot to be desired as Dunfermline Athletic and Celtic go hammer and tongs at each other at East End Park. Dunfermline score first, but Jimmy Johnstone earns Celtic a deserved equaliser in the second half.

Bobby Lennox in action against Dunfermline


Falkirk have frequently been a bogey team for Celtic, but not tonight as a Celtic team with one or two fringe players beat them 8-1 at Parkhead in the Scottish League Cup. Ross Wallace scores a hat-trick and the other goals are scored by Momo Sylla, Bobo Balde, Paul Lambert, Steve McManus and Aiden McGeady – some of them not exactly regular goalscorers. 24,365 spectators enjoy the spectacle.

Momo Sylla celebrates after scoring for Celtic in the opening minutes of the game


Celtic pay a rare visit to Victoria Park, Dingwall to meet Ross County in the Scottish League Cup. A shock is expected by the BBC who put the game on TV hoping to make it happen, but it turns out to be a routine 2-0 victory for Celtic over a hard-working but uninspired home side. The goals are scored by Gary Hooper and an own goal.

David Potter

David Potter’s new book, Willie Fernie – Putting on the Style is featured in the new edition of the Celtic View which is out now and available from the Celtic Stores. You can also pick up the Willie Fernie book there too or order direct from Celtic Star Books, link below…

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.

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