On This Day – Celtic beat Stirling Albion, win at Rugby Park and Cup Winners Cup Quarter Finals

On This Day, Celtic have played in a variety of fixtures ranging from a home Scottish Cup tie, an away league visit and a Cup Winners Cup win back in 1966.

Back in 2008, Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink gave Celtic the lead against Stirling Albion at Celtic Park after brilliant work from Aiden McGeady on the left hand side. McDonald made it 2-0 after a cutback from Lee Naylor inside the box and it was wrapped up with a fine finish from Nakamura.

Boruc, Hinkel, Caldwell, McManus, Naylor, Nakamura (O’Brien 75), Donati, Scott Brown (Hartley 76), McGeady, McDonald (Killen 82), Vennegoor of Hesselink.
Subs Not Used:- Mark Brown, O’Dea.
Booked:- Scott Brown
Goals:- Vennegoor of Hesselink 37, McDonald 70, Nakamura 75.

Back in 2002, Celtic beat Killie 2-0 thanks to a penalty kick from John Hartson and a well worked team goal that Paul Lambert rounded off as Martin O’Neill’s men got the win at a difficult venue.

Douglas, Balde, Valgaeren, Mjallby, McNamara, Petrov, Lennon (Petta 76), Lambert, Thompson, Larsson, Hartson.
Subs not used:- Gould, Moravcik, Maloney, Smith.
Goals:- Hartson 51 pen, Lambert 61.

Meanwhile, back in 1966, Jock Stein’s Celtic beat Dynamo Kiev 3-0 in the Cup Winners Cup thanks to goals from Bobby Murdoch and Tommy Gemmell.

Simpson; Craig, Gemmell; Murdoch, Cushley, Clark; Johnstone, Gallacher, McBride, Chalmers, Hughes
Scorers: Gemmell (27), Murdoch 2 (64, 84)

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He plans to be at every game until we get to the Ten ourselves. He's in his Honours Year studying Law and plans to specialise in Sports Law when he graduates. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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