Celtic On This Day – 25th September – David Potter’s Celtic Diary

Month 2, Day 25 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 25 September…


Sandy McMahon leads the way today as Celtic beat Clyde at Celtic Park 6-1. In a superb game, Sandy scores twice, with other goals from Davie Russell, Pat Gilhooly, George Allan and Alec King.


“Captain Bob” of The Sunday Post says it was the best game of football he had seen for some time, and that Celtic were worth a draw, but the reigning champions went down 2-3 to Hibs at Easter Road. Jimmy McGrory scored twice for Celtic, including one in the very first minute.


16,000 are crammed into Stark’s Park, Kirkcaldy to see a good 3-1 Celtic victory over a fine Raith Rovers side. They are awarded two penalties (one clear-cut, the other dubious) and both are sunk by Mike Haughney, and the other goal is scored by Neil Mochan. Rovers rally near the end with a goal from Bernie Kelly, but Celtic are worthy winners.


Celtic, still smarting from their unlucky defeat by Rangers last week, turn it on to the delight of their 25,000 fans at Parkhead by beating Aberdeen 7-1. Bobby Lennox and Jimmy Johnstone both score two, and John Hughes, Joe McBride and Bertie Auld complete the scoring, meaning that every member of the forward line has found the net.


Celtic’s form has yet to settle this season, but today they travel to Kilmarnock and beat Willie Fernie’s side 4-0 playing some fine football and entertaining the 14,900 crowd with goals from Joe Craig, Ronnie Glavin, Johnny Doyle and Roddy MacDonald.

Roddy MacDonald scored for Celtic at Kilmarnock on this day in 1976

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…

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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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