Rangers routed in Scottish Cup semi final as Celtic win 5-0

Celtic and Rangers met in a semi-final of the Scottish Cup at Hampden Park on this day in 1925. It turned out to be a memorable day for Scottish football in general, the first time in this country that a game had attracted a six-figure attendance, in this case of 101,714.

Rangers had not won the Scottish Cup since 1903. During the same period, Celtic had won the trophy 6 times – and don’t forget that the competition had been suspended during the war years of 1914 to 1919. So, the match that day was an important one for both sides and it also had the added edge of the term ‘Old Firm Encounter’.

The Celtic side was Shevlin, W McStay, Hilley, Wilson, J McStay, McFarlane, Connolly, Gallacher, McGrory, Thomson, McLean. The play was pretty even in the first half and Celtic took the lead on the half-hour mark through McGrory after a pass by Connolly.

After the break, Celtic assumed more control and scored four more through McLean, McGrory again, Thomson and another for McLean, making the final score 5-0 and putting Celtic into the final, where they would beat Dundee 2-1. The illustrations shown are from that Final – The Celtic Star it was not!

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Lisbon Lion and Celtic Ambassador Jim Craig provides The Celtic Star readers with a 365 day diary of all things Celtic, providing a remarkable and unique insight into our club from one of the players who won us The Celtic Star in Lisbon on 25 May 1967.

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