If You Know The History – 24th November 1984 Celtic 7 St Mirren 1

Celtic were lying in second place in the league table – just behind Aberdeen – when a side consisting of Bonner, McGrain, Aitken, McAdam, MacLeod, P McStay, McClair, Burns, Provan, Johnston and McGarvey ran out at Parkhead on this day in 1984 to face fourth-placed St Mirren.

For a match between two teams in the top four, an attendance of 16,148 was very poor but those who did turn up certainly got their money’s worth as Celtic hit top form, even though the Buddies got the first goal in 11 minutes. Paul McStay opened the Celtic account in 20 minutes, Frank McGarvey made it two after 47, Tommy Burns got the third in 50 minutes, Davie Provan made it four five minutes later, McGarvey got two more in the 60th and 72nd  minute and Brian McClair made it 7-1 nine minutes from the end.

It was an excellent win and a memorable day for one Celtic star, Frank McGarvey becoming the first player to score 100 goals in the Scottish Premier League.

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