Empire Exhibition Trophy – Part 3 – 25th May 1938

On this day in 1938, a journalist for the Glasgow Herald had penned the following words about the football part of the Empire Exhibition;-

FOOTBALL AT THE

EXHIBITION
…………………………………………..

Celtic and Sutherland

On View To-Night

………………………………………….

START TO TOURNEY

SERIES

…………………………………………

With prominent English clubs competing, no doubt the Exhibition football tournament at Ibrox Stadium, which begins tonight with a match between Celtic, the Scottish League champions, and Sunderland, will attract large crowds.

Celtic are playing their usual eleven, and Sunderland include three Scots in Hall, Hastings and Gallacher. The Parkhead men, who closed the season in convincing fashion, are expected to win.

In the event of a draw, 30 minutes of extra-time will be played and if the scores are still level, the game will be replayed tomorrow. The probable teams are;-

Celtic; Kennaway, Hogg, Morrison, Geatons, Lyon, Paterson, Delaney, Carruth, Crum, Divers, Murphy.

Sunderland; Mapson, Gorman, Hall, Housam, Lockie, Hastings, Spuhler, Carter, Gurney, Gallacher, Burbanks.

On Friday, Aberdeen engage Chelsea, when there will be the opportunity of seeing three ‘Anglos’ in Jackson ( ex-Partick Thistle), Craig (ex-Motherwell) and Gibson (ex- Hamilton Academicals).

 

At the Annual General Meeting of the Scottish League in Glasgow on this day in 1938, the gathering unanimously approved a motion whereby postponed and cancelled League games must be played on the first available Wednesday after postponement. As a result of this alteration, the rush of league fixtures at the end of a season will be avoided.

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