Celtic On This Day – 7th March – David Potter’s Celtic Diary

Celtic Historian David Potter each morning on The Celtic Star looks back at key Celtic events and matches on this day starting on 7th March 1908. David’s latest bestseller The Celtic Rising ~ 1965: The Year Jock Stein Changed Everything is available now in print on Celtic Star Books, and also on Amazon kindle, links below…

Willie Loney scored

SATURDAY 7 MARCH 1908 – Even without Jimmy Hay (injured) and Alec McNair and Alec Bennett (both playing for Scotland against Wales), Celtic are still good enough to beat Hibs 4-0 at Parkhead before a crowd of 17,000. Jimmy Quinn doesn’t score today, but the goals come from Willie Loney, Jimmy McMenemy and Peter Somers in what is a fine display of attacking football.

Jimmy McGrory scored twice 

SATURDAY 7 MARCH 1936 – Celtic show just why they are aspiring to be champions with a thrilling 3-2 win at Broomfield, Airdrie before 8,000 spectators. They are 0-2 down and half time, but Johnny Crum scores in the aftermath of a corner kick, Jimmy McGrory equalises and just at the end he scores again to give Celtic the win that keeps them at the top of the table.

1964-03-04: Slovan Bratislava 0-1 Celtic, ECWC

SATURDAY 7 MARCH 1964 – Celtic’s domestic season comes to an end today with a miserable 0-2 defeat at Ibrox in the Scottish Cup. It is all the more disappointing because they should have been buoyed up by their midweek European success (for which they were clapped onto the park by Rangers!) but for the fifth time this season, they play well at the start, have some bad luck, but then lose a goal and collapse. The problem is psychological as much as anything else, but it is still very real.

SATURDAY 7 MARCH 2004 – The victory is only 1-0 but it is emphatic nevertheless as Celtic beat Rangers in the Scottish Cup at Parkhead with a Henrik Larsson goal. Celtic have now gone 73 games at Parkhead without defeat.

WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH 2007 – 52,918 are at the San Siro in Milan to see Celtic go out of the Champions League to an extra time goal from Kaka. A late free kick taken by Lee Naylor (Nakamura has been substituted) misses narrowly.

David Potter


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.

1 Comment

  1. We beat the Hong Kong Rangers, the “Honking Rangers” and the ghost team *Rangers, cos “We Are The Celtic”

    “In a fine gesture at Ibrox, walking slowly, the Rangers players came dashing onto the pitch, to clap the blushing Celtic players as they ran onto the pitch” – or words like that. Nowadays, their ghosts rush blushing off the pitch, embarrassing, but somehow pleasurable.