Jim Craig – Celtic’s 21-0 win over FC Beatrix

On this day in 1997, Celtic opened their tour of Holland with a match against an amateur side called FC Beatrix. The Hoops eleven was Marshall, Annoni, Boyd, McNamara, McKay, Stubbs, Donnelly, Hannah, Johnson, Thomson and Gray and the final score was 21-0 to Celtic (9-0 at half-time).

The scorers were Hannah (2), Johnson (6), Stubbs (3), Thom, Boyd, Donnelly (2), Gray, McBride (sub; 3), Anthony (sub) and McLaughlin (sub).

Many Happy Returns to Stilan Petrov, born on this day in 1979 at Mihaylovgrad, Bulgaria.

Jim Craig

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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