Celtic 3
Dundee Utd 2
League (Division One)


3 - 2

Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Saturday, August 15th, 1931
Parkhead. Att. 9,000
7:00 PM Kick-off

McGrory (4)
McGrory (14)
A Thomson
Jacky Kay (pen.) 
Jacky Kay (60)

Team Managers
Willie Maley Willie Reid

Starting Eleven
J Thomson
R Thomson
A Thomson
Bill McCallum
Bill Taylor
Jimmy Milne
George Gardiner
Frank Penson
William Logie
George Watson
Andrew Jackson
Colvin Bennett
George Radcliffe
Jacky Kay

Match Officials

J Thomson (Hamilton) (Referee)

Match Report

The Scotsman - Monday, 17th August 1931, page 4


At Celtic Park, Glasgow, before 10,000 spectators, the Celtic were far superior to Dundee United, and scored twice early in the game through McGrory.

Continuing the pressure, A. Thomson increased the score, and then the home team were unfortunate to lose the services of McGrory, who met with an injury.

The visitors then scored from a penalty kick before the interval, and ten minutes after the resumption Kay got his second goal.

Although these successes were encouraging to the Dundee side, they never seriously menaced the Celtic, who ought to have won by a larger margin.

The visitors' defence was sound, if robust at times, but their forward play was very ragged. Gardner was the best half-back, and defended grandly.

R. Thomson and McGrory, until he was injured, were the Celtic's best forwards, with McStay their outstanding half-back.

Squad Statistics (as at August 15th, 1931)

1931-32 All Time
Bill McCallum (GK) - 2 - 22 -
Bill Taylor - 2 - 136 -
Jimmy Milne20 2 - 405
Frank Penson - 2 - 42 -
George Gardiner - 2 - 784
George Watson - 2 - 26 -
William Logie - 2 - 2 -
Andrew Jackson - 1 - 1 -
Jacky Kay25 2215773
Colvin Bennett - 2 - 2714
George Radcliffe - 1 - 1 -

League Table (as at August 15th, 1931)

No league table has been added for this season.