22nd January 1992 Celtic 6 Montrose 0 Scottish Cup
After winning the Scottish Cup in the consecutive years of 1988 and 1989, Celtic’s fans were hoping for the first three-in- a-row in that competition in the club’s history. Alas, Aberdeen spoiled that hope in the cup final of 1990, when after a 0-0 score line by the end of 120 minutes play, the Dons won the trophy after one of the most unusual penalty shoot-outs in football history, the eventual tally being 9-8 in their favour.
In the following season of 1990/91, after disposing of Forfar 2-0, St Mirren 3-0 and Rangers 2-0 in the earlier rounds, Celtic had another disappointment in the semi-final, when after drawing 0-0 with Motherwell in the first match, they lost 2-4 to the Steelmen in the replay. So, naturally, when the draw for the third round of the 1992 Scottish Cup was made- when the bigger clubs were included – the Hoops’ fans were hoping for a favourable outcome; and perhaps, when they saw that their club had been drawn against First Division Montrose, they thought that their wishes had been granted.
And so it proved on this day in 1992, when Celtic were just too strong for the ‘Gable Endies’, winning 6-0, with two players, Tommy Coyne and Gerry Creaney, both scoring a hat-trick.