Dundee 4
Dumbarton 1
League (Division One)

4 - 1

League (Division One)
Saturday, August 24th, 1895
Carolina Port
Attendance: 2,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Sandy Gilligan 
James Dundas 
James Dundas (pen.) 
Sandy Gilligan 
Albert Saunderson

Team Managers

Starting Eleven
1. Francis Barrett
2. Johnny Darroch
3. Charlie Burgess
4. James Dundas
5. William Longair
6. George Philip
7. Bill Thomson
8. Sandy Gilligan
9. Bill Hendry
10. Dave T. McDonald
11. Sandy Keillor
John Docherty .1
Daniel Thomson .2
Billy Nash .3
St Clair .4
Jimmy Hartley .5
John McNicol .6
McDavid .7
Albert Saunderson .8
Bell .9
John Seaton .10
Daniel Stevenson .11

Match Officials

James McLauchlan (Celtic) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Courier | Ref. BNA (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board | Copyright Statement - .

These teams met at Carolina Port on Saturday before 2000 spectators. Heavy rain had fallen during the early part of the day, and in consequence the ground was soft.

Mr McLaughlin (Celtic) was referee.

Teams:- Dundee - Barrett; Darroch and Burgess; Dundas, Longair, and Philip; Thomson, Gilligan, Hendry, McDonald, and Keillor.

Dumbarton - Docherty; Thomson and McNicoll; Nash, Hartley, and St Clair; Bell, Stevenson. McDavid, Sanderson, and Seaton.

Winning the toss, the ground team, with wind and sun behind them, at once put on the pressure, and within a minute of the start Gilligan opened the scoring for his side with a splendid shot.

Resuming, Dundee again took up the running, and the Dumbarton defence was sorely taxed. Following some smart work in front of Docherty's charge, Dundas scored a second point.

Dumbarton put more vigour into their play after this second disaster, and the ball was carried well up into home quarters, but were soon forced back to their own lines. Thomson headed a smart run upon the Dumbarton goal, and a stinging shot from the left was only turned aside by one of the backs fisting out.

The penalty kick was entrusted to Dundas, who landed the ball safely in the net. Half-time came shortly afterwards with the score standing-Dundee, 3 goals; Dumbarton, 0.

On changing ends Dundee again took up the pressure, and several hard shots were sent into Docherty, all of which were successfully negotiated.

The strangers worked their way eastward, and the left wing, outwitting Darroch, Sanderson beat Barrett with a swift low shot.

Dundee again forced the pace, and a clever run ended in another goal being added. Give and take play followed, but at the close the scores were unchanged:- Dundee, 4 goals ; Dumbarton, 1.

Squad Statistics (as at August 24th, 1895)

1895-96 All Time
Francis Barrett (GK)23 3 - 33 -
Johnny Darroch - 3 - 27 -
Charlie Burgess21 3 - 3 -
Sandy Keillor27 1 - 438
Bill Hendry - 3 - 3 -
William Longair25 2 - 421
George Philip - 1 - 3 -
Sandy Gilligan - 323614
Dave T. McDonald - 3131
Bill Thomson - 3 - 408
James Dundas27 334216

League Table (as at August 24th, 1895)

No league table has been added for this season.