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THIS DAY IN CELTIC HISTORY – MAY 18TH

1907 Manager Willie Maley is furious with his team for losing the Glasgow Charity Cup 0-1 to Rangers at Cathkin Park before 38,000 fans. Had they won to-day, they would have won all four Scottish tournaments. Yet 3 out of 4 is not bad, reckon the supporters. Possibly better next year?

1918 Two lesser known Celts, Michael Hamill and Frank Kelly score the goals which beat Third Lanark 2-1 in the Glasgow Charity Cup Semi Final at Hampden today. Kelly is on loan from Motherwell and on leave from the army.

1940 With the British Expeditionary Force gradually being pushed back to Dunkirk, Celtic beat Third Lanark 3-2 at Parkhead in the Semi Final of the Glasgow Charity Cup before 5,000 fans. John Divers II scores twice and George Paterson scores the other.

1985 It is an epic Celtic Scottish Cup Final victory. Down 0-1 in the last quarter of an hour, Manager David Hay takes off Paul McStay, puts on Pierce O'Leary and pushes Roy Aitken forward in a desperate attempt to save the day. Davie Provan soon scores with a free kick, then Aitken crosses for Frank McGarvey to score. It is romantic, lovely, quintessentially Celtic stuff. The Cup has now been won for the 27th time.

1930 John Thomson makes his Scottish International debut as Scotland beat France 2-0 in the Olympic Stadium of Colombes, Paris. He has a fine game, as does Peter Wilson at right half. Scotland's two goals are scored by Hughie Gallacher of Newcastle United.

1974 Scotland beat England 2-0 at Hampden. The goals are scrappy ones, but the performance is one of the better Scottish ones. Four Celts are in the team - Danny McGrain, Kenny Dalglish, Davie Hay - and fresh from his rowing adventures in the Atlantic, Jimmy Johnstone. Jimmy indicates at the end to the English Press with his fingers that Scotland actually won 2-0.

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