26th September 1953 Celtic 3 Aberdeen 0 Collins 3 pens

On this day in 1953, there were a couple of unusual names in the Celtic team which ran out at Parkhead to face Aberdeen in a league match. 3rd choice goalkeeper Andy Bell was making his 4th consecutive appearance and Jimmy Duncan turned out at centre-forward, one of only 9 matches he played for the club.
Apart from those two, the rest of the side were regulars. Mike Haughney and Sean Fallon were in the fullback roles; Bobby Evans, Jock Stein and Bertie Peacock made up the halfback line; Charlie Tully and Neil Mochan were on the left wing; with Bobby Collins and Jimmy Walsh on the right.
It was the ‘Wee Barra’, though, Bobby Collins, who stole the show, scoring all of Celtic’s goals in the 3-0 win. And, just to put some icing on the cake, all three came from penalties, in the 8th, 44th and 67th minutes, the first time this had occurred in Celtic’s history.


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