Photo Of The Day: Celtic Fans Herded Into The Ground, Berwick Rangers 1981

Today’s photo of the day is another Scottish Cup rewind, this time to January 1981 and the third round of the competition. It was then that Celtic travelled to Berwick Rangers on 24th of the month.

Here, fans can be seen getting herded into the ground by the police.

Cumbria Police were the force responsible for the heavy handed approach of escorting fans from buses and trains into the stadium on the Hoops’ first ever visit to Shielfield Park.

The hosts gave a good account of themselves but couldn’t beat one of Scotland’s big two, as they did against Rangers in 1967. Charlie Nicholas and Tommy Burns made sure of that with a goal each to ensure Celtic left with a 2-0 victory and their name in the hat for the fourth round draw.

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up on the English south coast with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were previously sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are now available on Amazon.

1 Comment

  1. Jim O'Rourke on

    I was there 15 years old went on the bus from the Stanley bar in kinning park. Great memories