Celtic On This Day – 30th August – David Potter’s Celtic Diary

Day 30 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 30 August…


13,000 are at Cathkin today to see Celtic beat Third Lanark 2-1 with goals from Tommy McDermott and Henry Marshall. General opinion was that Thirds were unlucky not to get a draw.


Celtic make progress in the Glasgow Cup tonight with a fine 4-1 win over Third Lanark at Cathkin Park. Young Johnny Crum scores twice, Charlie Napier once and Jimmy McGrory once.

Johnny Crum


A shameful night for Celtic at Perth. The performance of the team at Muirton Park when they lost 0-2 and were all but eliminated from the League Cup is bad enough, but the behaviour of the fans is absolutely shocking with fighting, bottle-throwing, window breaking and other acts of vandalism committed near the ground and at the railway station. Such behaviour is rightly condemned by the club, but they fail to see a connection between hooliganism and mediocre performances by the team on the field.



The famous night of “The Fugitive” – the last night of the long running serial on the television, but it was no more dramatic than the game at Parkhead which saw Rangers 1-0 up and awarded a penalty kick which was missed by Kai Johansen, then Celtic ran up and scored three goals from Willie Wallace, Bobby Murdoch and Bobby Lennox. Celtic thus qualified for the Scottish League Cup quarter finals.


It may be that Willie Ormond’s St. Johnstone are to be the new challengers to the Old Firm. Certainly 60,000 are at Parkhead to see a good game which ends 2-2, Celtic’s goals coming from Steve Chalmers and Harry Hood.

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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