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Celtic v Borders Select - Photo - Date? Venue?

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:31 pm
by HibeeJibee
Spotted this online. Anyone?

https://www.facebook.com/16711537005766 ... =1&theater

Nothing on TheCelticWiki but its list of friendlies must be partial.

Re: Celtic v Borders Select - Photo - Date? Venue?

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:42 pm
by Gordon Baird
Celtic played a Borders Select on Wednesday, 18 April 1906 at Mossilee, Galashiels. I believe the score was 4-0 to Celtic.

A newspaper report on the day of the game gave Celtic's team as Adams, Watson, McLeod, Young, McNair, Hay, Bennett, McMenemy, Quinn, Somers, Bauchop.

However, a later report said that Celtic were "practically at full strength except for McLeod and Somers", so that team can't be correct. It looks like McMenemy, Young & Quinn in the photo but I don't know about the others.

Amongst the Borders players were goalkeeper MacPherson (Peebles), backs Kyle (Gala Renton) and D. Nichol (Gala Hailes Villa), outside-right Pearson (Gala Renton) and Blaikie (Duns).

Re: Celtic v Borders Select - Photo - Date? Venue?

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:49 pm
by Gordon Baird
There had been a trail match at Mossilee on Wednesday, 4 April with a view to selecting a team to play Heart of Midlothian, Celtic and Rangers later in the month, according to the Southern Reporter the following day.
It gives the teams and the clubs they represented. If you haven't got access to the BNA I'll be happy to type it out for you.

Re: Celtic v Borders Select - Photo - Date? Venue?

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:14 pm
by HibeeJibee
After posting earlier today I had a lingering feeling that I'd actually heard of this match before. So it proved. It is actually mentioned at the start of "From Mossilee to the San Siro - the History of Gala Rovers". To raise funds for a pavilion in Galashiels Public Park the Border FA played Celtic, Rangers and Hearts over consecutive Wednesday evenings losing 4-2, 6-1 and 3-1. Crowds were 2,000 (paid £47), 2,000 (paid unknown) and unknown (paid £38) going by the book and the local paper. Subsequent games:

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Re: Celtic v Borders Select - Photo - Date? Venue?

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:27 pm
by nightfire
From the notes of Celtic Historian, the late Eugene MacBride:

Wednesday 18th April 1906 at Mossilee, Galashiels

Borders X1 2 (Adams og, Young og)

McPherson (Peebles)
D Nichol (Gala Villa)
Kyke or Kyle (Gala Renton)
Melrose (Selkirk)
Ormiston (Peebles)
Hart (Peebles)
Pearson (Gala Renton)
Blaikie (Duns)
R Sanderson (Peebles)
Cowe (Duns)
Rorrison or Morrison (Hawick)

Celtic 4 (Garry, Hay, Not Known, McMenemy)

Adams
MacLeod
Watson
Young
McNair
Hay
Garry
McMenemy
Quinn
Somers
Bauchop

Att: 3,000

Re: Celtic v Borders Select - Photo - Date? Venue?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:56 am
by Scottish
nightfire wrote:From the notes of Celtic Historian, the late Eugene MacBride:
Now, there was a sad loss to the Scottish football history community. I never met him but had many long e-mail "discussions" and it was always a pleasure to hear from him.

Re: Celtic v Borders Select - Photo - Date? Venue?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:46 pm
by nightfire
Unfortunately, I never met him either although I did speak with him on the phone.

He was always very helpful and after he passed away I was fortunate to be given a copy of his Celtic files by another Celtic Historian, Tom Campbell. These files have been very useful for adding to my data on Celtic Minor & Friendly matches