Celtic On This Day – 28th August – David Potter’s Celtic Diary

Day 28 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 28 August…


No-one seems to have any sort of answer to Jimmy McGrory who hits four as Celtic beat Queen’s Park 6-1 at Hampden Park before a crowd of 17,000. The other two goals come from Paddy Connolly and Willie McStay, as Celtic seem to be taking up where they left off at the end of last season.


Jimmy McGrory scores a hat-trick in the 6-0 defeat of hapless Third Lanark at Celtic Park. He has now scored seven goals in four games this season. Willie Buchan scores two and Johnny Crum the other.

Johnny Crum


 At their fourth attempt, Celtic at last record their first victory of the new season. This is at Tynecastle where before 40,000 fans, Celtic come from behind to record a narrow 2-1 victory. Both goals are scored by John McPhail, one from a penalty. The victory is greeted with great joy by the visiting fans who have not deserted their charges even in the face of some dreadful results.

John McPhail


Celtic travel to East End Park, Dunfermline and win 4-0 with two goals from Maciej Zurawski and one each from John Hartson and Shunsuke Nakamura. Celtic were wearing a pleasing all lime green strip, and Zurawski and Nakamura’s goals were their first for the club.

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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