‘On this day in 1991, Celtic had a comfortable 3-0 victory,’ Jim Craig

On this day, in 1991, Celtic had a comfortable 3-0 victory over St Mirren at Celtic Park in a 2nd Round Scottish Cup tie before a crowd of 27,189.

The season had not gone well.

After disposing of Queen of the South and Dundee United on the way to the Scottish League Cup final, Celtic found Rangers in good form and went down 1-2.

By the above date, in the league campaign, Celtic had a record of P24, W8, D7, L9, F33, A30 and manager, Liam Brady, was under some pressure to deliver a good Scottish Cup run.

He would have been happy enough with the start to the campaign, when Celtic beat Forfar Athletic 2-0 at Station Park, thanks to goals by Tommy Coyne and Dariusz Wdowczyk.

The travelling Celtic fans contributed greatly to the attendance of 8,359.

The Celtic Boss would also have been happy to see his side drawn against the Buddies in the next round, as they were struggling badly in bottom place in the league campaign.

He put out a team of Pat Bonner, Mark McNally, Anton Rogan, Chris Morris, Paul Elliott, Derek Whyte, Joe Miller, Paul McStay, Tommy Coyne, Gerry Creaney and John Collins.

And the win proved to be comfortable enough, Celtic going ahead through an own goal by McWhirter, followed by goals by Gerry Creaney and Tommy Coyne.

The win put them into the semi-final, where Rangers would be waiting.

Jim Craig

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Lisbon Lion and Celtic Ambassador Jim Craig provides The Celtic Star readers with a 365 day diary of all things Celtic, providing a remarkable and unique insight into our club from one of the players who won us The Celtic Star in Lisbon on 25 May 1967.

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  1. The league cup final or the skol Cup as it was then was my first league Cup final. Big Elliot scored for us.

    Apart from Elliot the only thing enjoyable about that season was I quite liked those hoops.