Jim Craig – Celtic’s goals came from Jo Edvaldsson, two from Ronnie Glavin and Joe Craig

Matches between Celtic and Hibs are usually attractive for the fans to watch and this one was no exception.

On this day in 1977, Celtic were in pole position for the championship with the Hibees not too far off the pace and a crowd of 28,000 was in the stadium to see the action.

The Celtic eleven that ran out at Parkhead on that day was Latchford, McGrain, Stanton, MaDonald, Lynch, Glavin, Dalglish, Aitken, Doyle, Craig, Wilson; and within the first half-hour, the side got two goals, through Jo Edvaldsson – on as a substitute for Roddy MacDonald – in 21 minutes and Ronnie Glavin just on the 30-minute mark.

It was an exciting match and Hibs were by no means out of it, soon showing their ability with a great goal in 37 minutes, a swerving shot from 20 yards by Bobby Smith.

From the start of the second half, it was end-to-end stuff, the main difference between the teams being Celtic’s better talent for scoring goals and they got two more, Joe Craig in 57 minutes and Glavin again on 72.

Hibs tried their best but were always up against it, although they did score another goal in 85 minutes.

When the final whistle blew, though, it was still 4-2 to Celtic and the Celtic support headed for home, very happy with what they had seen….and also the result!

Many Happy Returns to Lee Martin, born in Hyde, Cheshire on this day in 1968.

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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