28th September 1940 Celtic 1 Rangers 0 GC Final

War-time or not, the Glasgow Cup went ahead and on this day in 1940, a Celtic team made up of the old and the new met Rangers in that season’s final.
New boy George Johnstone was in goal for Celtic that day behind the full-back pairing of the experienced Bobby Hogg on the right side and Joe McCulloch on the left, the latter playing only his 6th match in the Hoops.
Older stars Malcolm McDonald, on the right, and George Paterson, on the left, were in the wing-half roles with first season man Willie Waddell at centre half.
The very pacy Johnny Kelly was on the right wing; the clever and reliable Frank Murphy took up a role on the left; Johnny Crum was the spearhead at centre-forward with John Conway and George Gillan in the inside-forward berths.
And it was Gillan who scored the only goal of the game in the 60th minute to give Celtic an 18th success in the competition.


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