Clyde 0
Dundee 1
League (Division One)


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League (Division One)
Saturday, September 7th, 1895
Attendance: 5,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Dave T. McDonald 

Team Managers

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

Match Officials

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Courier | Ref. BNA (; The British Library Board | Copyright Statement - .

At Barrowfield, Glasgow, the teams were:- Clyde - Donelly; White and Ross; Jeffrey, Morrison, and Fraser; Crawford, Young, J. Gray, McEleney, and Struthers.

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

Dundee won the toss, and J. Gray set the ball arolling for the Clyde. The Clyde were slack to follow up the kick-off, and before a minute had gone the Dundee left wing were romping off to the home goal.

Keillor, near the touch-line, centred with grand judgment, but Lonie was slow, and the leather was again sent back to midfield.

It was some time ere the Clyde had their first look in, and had not Barrett been wide awake a long shot from the Clyde's extreme right would have had effect.

After this the play was slack, and the Dundee halves were somewhat slow to check the Clyde right wing. Crawford was prominent for the home team, and at one stage he ran nearly the whole length of the field before Darroch stopped him.

A foul - a rather bare-faced trip - against Dundee gave the Clyde an advantage, and although the ball was placed well under the bar, Dundee cleared.

Just before half-time Gray managed to beat Barrett, but the point went for nothing, as the Clyde had previously claimed a trip within the twenty-five yards flag.

The home team were too anxious, and the penalty kick saw the ball spinning outside the Dundee posts.

With a grand rush the Dundee came away, and in the course of a severe struggle near the goal McDonald banged the ball against the post, and it bounded into the net.

First blood for Dundee was good, but perhaps lucky.

The second half was at once entered into with spirit, and the Dundee seemed to have been nettled at the adverse decisions of the referee in repeatedly giving fouls for trips which were difficult to notice.

During the first five minutes the Clyde pressed hard, and were unlucky in not squaring matters. Play was somewhat rough, and unnecessary knocks were going on both sides, which was perhaps somewhat due to the shouting of the spectators.

Dundee kept their goal well guarded, but their half-backs were kept hard at work in breaking up the Clyde combination, and had an extra five minutes been played the Clyde might have equalised.

As it was the Dundee men won by one goal to nil.

Squad Statistics (as at September 7th, 1895)

1895-96 All Time
Francis Barrett (GK)23 5 - 35 -
Charlie Burgess21 5 - 5 -
Johnny Darroch - 5 - 29 -
Bill Hendry - 4 - 4 -
Sandy Keillor27 31459
William Longair25 4 - 441
James Dundas27 534416
Sandy Gilligan - 523814
Thomas Lonie - 4173
Dave T. McDonald - 5252
Bill Thomson - 5 - 428

League Table (as at September 7th, 1895)

No league table has been added for this season.