9 December 1972
Hibernian 2 – 1 Celtic Hampden Park, Glasgow
Stanton Goal 60′
O’Rourke Goal 66′
Dalglish Goal 77′
- Jim Herriot
- John Brownlie
- Erich Schaedler
- Pat Stanton
- Jim Black
- John Blackley
- Alec Edwards
- Jimmy O’Rourke
- Alan Gordon
- Alex Cropley
- Arthur Duncan
- Johnny Hamilton
- Evan Williams
- Danny McGrain
- Jim Brogan
- Pat McCluskey
- Billy McNeill
- David Hay
- Jimmy Johnstone Substituted off
- George Connelly
- Kenny Dalglish
- Harry Hood
- Lou Macari
- Tommy Callaghan Substituted on
Looking for their First League Cup Win.
JIM HERRIOT —Goalkeeper. After gaining two League caps while with Dunfermline, he moved to Birmingham where his consistent play earned him six full Scotland caps. Returned to Scotland after a short spell in South Africa to join Hibs.
JOHN BROWNLIE—Right-back. Has a brilliant future in the game at the age of 21. Scored a spectacular winner against Rangers in the semi-final to cap a superb game. Now cstablihcd in Tommy Dochertys World Cup squad. Watch his over-lapping runs!
Bought from Stirling Albion three years ago for the modest lee of £10,000 he has been developed as an outstanding player by manager Eddie Turnbufl. One of the stuffiest backs in the game. Watch his speed in recovery.
A brilliant leotballer with the right ingredients in his make-up for team skipper. Is the play-maker of the Hibs side, but is equally efficient In the back four as “sweeper.” Rghtly rcstored to Scotland’s World Cup squad.
JIM BLACK-—Centre-half A steady. predictable player, who has revelled in the all-round improvement of the standard of the Hibs play. Was an established player with Airdrie before he was transferred east for £30,000 three years ago.
JOHN BLACKLEY—Left-hal[ A rugged, stocky little player who has captained Scotland’s Undcr-23 team. Very much the modern “sweeper”. Is in his 7th year at Easter Road. Firm in ihc tackle and a good “reader” of the play.
Signed for the throw-away fee of £14,000 from Dunfermline, he has been developed as a mid-field player by Eddie Turithull. Has a superb understanding with Pat Stanton, Uses the ball thoughtfully. Set up the move that allowed Brownlte in for the winner against Rangers in the semi-linal.
JIMMY O‘ROURKE -Inside-right. A striker who has hit five hat-tricks this season. Hard-working little chap with a powerful dig in his right foot. Is the penalty kick expert of the team.
ALAN GORDON centre-forward.
Here is a real bargain buy. Cost only £12,000 from I)undee United. Scored the opening two goals in the Dry. brough (‘up final win over Celtic in August. l4rilliant in the air, sophisticated on the ground.
ALEX CROPLEY —lnside-kft. Born in Aldershot of Scottish parents, hc played for Scotland against Portugal and Belgium last season. Though slightly built he hits the ball hard, and uses it well. The long through pass is his spe.iality.
Pace-man of the attack. Joined Hibs from Partick Thistle for £35,000. Has hit some spectacular goals this season from either flank. Got the last gol of the eight scored in the Drybrough Cup final.
JOHN HAZEL —Excellent young cover player for the forward line. Played well in the Drybrough Cup final in August at inside-right, and has proved a profitable deputy to Alan Gordon.
THE Hibs forward-line of Alex Edwards, Jimmy O’Rourke. Alan
Gordon, Alex Croplcy and Arthur
Duncan puts its best feet forward in
this Easter Road bullet sequence during
a recent training spell.
With 30 goals scored on their way to
today’s League Cap final. 33 in the
League and 15 in Europe, Hibs have
little to learn in the old-fashioned art
of sticking the ball in the net.
In all games this season the fabulous five of Easter Road have scored 63 goals—Edwards (2), O’Rourke (22 Gordon (21), Cropley (3), Duncan (15 Statistics which should not make ii difficult to work out the three l’ront runners
But you MUST keep yoursell in shape, as (1w boys are doing above.
Though the present attack is not quite as famous yet as the SmithJohnstone – Reilly – Turnbull – Ormond
Iormnatiuii which won three championships 20 years ago. the modern line is every ht as dangerous, as teams like Spotting Lisbon, Ilesa, and others will conllrm.
ROUTE THEY TOOK TO HAMPDEN FINAL
Scctii’ri Two: Heal Queen’s Park (H) 4-2
Lost Aberdeen (a) (-4
Beat Queen of South (H) 3-0
Heat Aberdeen (s) 2.1
Heat Queen’s Park (a) 1-0
Beat Queen of South (a) 3-1
Sci,nd Round: Beat Dundee United (A) 5-2 Drew I)undce tJrntei () -O
Beat Rangers 1-0
Quarler-final Beat Airdrlc Beat Airdric
(mats scored: 30 Goals hist; 13