If You Know The History: 11th May 1965 Glasgow Cup Final

11th May 1965 Glasgow Cup Final

In the 1965 Glasgow Cup, all the hard work was done in the first round, when Celtic got a home tie against their chief rivals. It was the usual high-octane encounter but Celtic triumphed 2-1 in the end and then dispatched Clyde 3-0 in the semi-final, again at Celtic Park.

On this day in 1965, in the final, the team had little difficulty in disposing of Queen’s Park, taking the lead in 10 minutes through Bobby Lennox and then giving a fine display of attacking football which thoroughly entertained the rather small crowd. By half-time, two more had arrived, the first again from Lennox, the second a swerving 20-yard free-kick by Bertie Auld.

Bertie Auld

Celtic took the foot off the pedal in the second half but still scored two more. In 61 minutes, Steve Chalmers headed in from close range and ten minutes from the end, Bobby Murdoch added a fifth from 20 yards. It was Celtic’s 24th success in the competition.

The team for the final was;- Fallon, Young, Gemmell, Murdoch, McNeill, Clark, Chalmers, Gallagher, Hughes, Lennox, Auld.

Jim Craig

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