On This Day over the last few years, Celtic have played a few games on Halloween. The two in particular that we will look at were in the 9IAR run. The first features Brendan Rodgers’ side traveling to the City of Discovery to face Dundee.
Jim McIntyre had recently taken over as the boss at Dens Park but he watched on helpless to the onslaught at the hands of the Celts. There were 20 shots on target as Celtic were rampant going forward. Goals from Rogic (20′ minutes), Sinclair (33′ minutes pen), Forrest (38′ minutes), Edouard (45’+2 minutes), Christie (48′ minutes) sealed the three points Celtic as they cut the lead of league leaders Hearts to just four points.
Moving on to 2015, Ronny Deila’s Celtic hosted Aberdeen. Derek McInnes’ side were the nearest contenders and the action on Halloween would be an indicator of whether the Dons would be able to push Celtic across the course of the campaign.
Leigh Griffiths fired Celtic ahead after an incredible header from an inch-perfect cross from Kieran Tierney. Griffiths then made it 2-0 after Kris Commons was halved in the penalty area. It was 3-0 after Tom Rogic and James Forrest linked up and left Celtic with all three points in the bag. A late Adam Rooney goal could not dampen the spirits around Paradise after an impressive win.
Matt Corr’s new book Majic, Stan and the King of Japan is out now and Neil Lennon, the Celtic captain that season, has written the foreword for us.
You can get a signed copy of the hardback version direct from Celtic Star Books by clicking on the image below. It’s also available an an e-book via Amazon Kindle and please note that all colour photographs that appear in the beautifully presented printed hardback book are also available in the Kindle version of Majic, Stan and the King of Japan…