Dundee 2
Hibernian 2
League (Division One)

2 - 2

League (Division One)
Saturday, August 31st, 1895
Carolina Port
Attendance: 6,000
3:30 PM Kick-off

Sandy Keillor 
McGinn (GK) (o.g.) 

Team Managers

Starting Eleven
1. Francis Barrett
2. Johnny Darroch
3. Charlie Burgess
4. James Dundas
5. William Longair
6. John Low
7. Bill Thomson
8. Sandy Gilligan
9. Thomas Lonie
10. Dave T. McDonald
11. Sandy Keillor

Match Officials

Match Report

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

Dundee had as their visitors at Carolina Port on Saturday the Hibernians, Edinburgh.

Taking into consideration the brilliant performance of the visitors on the previous Saturday against the Celtic, who defeated the Dundee in their first League engagement this year, it was felt that a strong effort would have to be put forward by the home team to avert a heavy defeat.

The match was played before fully 6000 spectators.

The teams were:- Dundee - Barrett; Darroch and Burgess; Dundas, Longair, and Low; Thomson, Gilligan, Lonie, Keillor, and Macdonald.

Hibernians - McGinn; Robertson and Macfarlane; Breslin, Neil, and Murphy; Murray, Kennedy, Ferguson, Smith, and Howie.

Winning the toss, the visitors elected to play with the wind in the rear. This was an immense advantage, as a strong westerly breeze was blowing all the time.

The strangers began to press, and several good attempts were made at scoring.

On Darroch failing to get the sphere away from a hard one, Ferguson rushed the ball through. From this point the game was all in favour of the Hibernians, and had it not been for excellent saving tactics by Barrett the Irishmen would have scored several times.

After some exciting play in front of Dundee's goal, a magnificent shot by Neil resulted in a second goal being secured by the Hibs.

After this the Dundee made a desperate effort to lower the Hibs.' lead, The ball was rapidly rushed to the opposite goalmouth, and Keillor shot finely, but the ball was stopped by McGinn. Immediately thereafter Keillor scored amid great excitement. The first half ended Hibernians, 2; Dundee, 1.

At the start of the second half the Hibernians were pressing very hard. On one occasion a magnificent shot by Howie just grazed the top of the bar.

Shortly thereafter Dundee ran the ball into the Hibernians' territory. Keillor, amid much suppressed excitement, sent in a beautiful shot. The Hibernians' goalkeeper secured the ball, but in throwing out turned round, the ball going under the bar. A goal was accordingly allowed.

After this the Hibernians had a short spell of pressing, and Smith just missed. After this, with some ten or twelve minutes in hand, the Dundee played with desperation to secure the winning goal, and they had extremely hard lines. Within eight successive minutes there were as many corners conceded by the Hibernians, but none of these was successfully negotiated. The excitement towards the close was very great, but the whistle finally sounded with the score:

Dundee, 2 goals; Hibernians, 2 goals.

Squad Statistics (as at August 31st, 1895)

1895-96 All Time
Francis Barrett (GK)23 4 - 34 -
Charlie Burgess21 4 - 4 -
Johnny Darroch - 4 - 28 -
Sandy Keillor27 21449
William Longair25 3 - 431
John Low - 1 - 1 -
James Dundas27 434316
Sandy Gilligan - 423714
Thomas Lonie - 3163
Dave T. McDonald - 4141
Bill Thomson - 4 - 418

League Table (as at August 31st, 1895)

No league table has been added for this season.