David Potter on Celtic’s Scottish Cup Finals – Our first eight triumphs

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Line up (above) Back Row: Friel (trainer), Campbell, Hodge, McMahon, Divers, King, W. Maley (secretary / manager).

CELTIC’S SCOTTISH CUP FINALS – Number 2…CELTIC 2-0 RANGERS – HAMPDEN, 22 APRIL 1899 – The game was played at “Second” Hampden (which in later years became Cathkin Park, the home of Third Lanark) and it was a game that Rangers were expected to win because they had won the League with a 100% record, and they looked unbeatable. But on this occasion Celtic stood up to them and beat them before a massive crowd of 25,000 with a glorious headed goal from Sandy McMahon and a late counter from Johnny Hodge who ran through and scored after receiving a pass from the injured Jack Bell.

Johnny Hodge scored

The Celtic team was: McArthur, Welford and Storrier; Battles, Marshall and King; Hodge, Campbell, Divers, McMahon and Bell.

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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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