1933 Scottish Cup

The 1932/33 Scottish Cup brought another Final appearance. Hamilton Acas, Montrose, Dundee and Kilmarnock were all seen off before meeting Clyde in the Semi’s at Ibrox. The men from Shawfield were seen off 2-0 thanks to fine goals from Willie McFadyen and Bobby Ferrier; goalkeeper Alan McClory produced a top drawer performance to earn the side a clean sheet. McClory was involved in a strange incident after half time in the semi. He complained that the goal line wasn’t straight and referee Craigmyle ordered it to be repainted.

Sadly the Final itself would have a similar tale from a few years earlier, Celtic would win the trophy as they held on to win 1-0 thanks to a goal by their free scoring forward McGrory. The goal stemmed from Ellis and McKenzie getting in a muddle which let Bertie Thomson send in a long hopeful ball into the penalty area and as Alan McClory came to collect the Celt forward managed to just nip in, in front of him to send the ball into the net. Motherwell could only blame themselves as they spurned great chances throughout the game as a Ben Ellis free kick was well saved and George Stevenson sent a few decent chances well over.

1933 Scottish Cup Final - Newspaper Report