3 - 4
League (Division One)
Francis Barrett .1
Johnny Darroch .2
Charlie Burgess .3
James Dundas .4
William Longair .5
Bill Hendry .6
Bill Thomson .7
Sandy Gilligan .8
Thomas Lonie .9
William Richardson .10
Sandy Keillor .11
J. Hendry (Referee)
Newspaper extract from The Courier.
Teams:- Third Lanark - Ross; Bowman and Draper; Simpson, Barbour, and Blair; Fyfe and Peddie: Dunlop: D. Bell and Steel.
Dundee - Barrett: Darroch and Burgess ; Dundas, Longair, and Hendry; Thomson and Gilligan; Lonie : Richardson and Keillor.
The Dundee men kicked off, and a visit was early paid to the Third's quarters, but the defence was secure and baffled the efforts of the visitors to get in on Ross.
Good half-back play by the Third let the right wing pair, Fyfe and Peddie, away, and Darroch and Burgess had lots of work to do keeping them from scoring, a couple of corners falling to them, but without success. Steel and Blair tried to force matters, and, made good headway, but Barrett by grand saving cleared his lines in magnificent style.
A corner kick taken by Steel looked dangerous, but although the ball lingered about the goal mouth for a little the Dundee lot cleared, and Keillor and Richardson had a dashing run on their own account. When well down on goal Keillor crossed the ball to Thomson, who sent in a banging shot, which Ross fisted into touch.
The Dundee forwards made frequent attempts to break away, but they still clung to the long passing game, and the speed of the opposing defence broke up their combination.
At length they managed to open the scoring, a long shot by Hendry being muddled by Ross, and before he could recover the ball was rushed through.
This success was only the incentive to further effort, and a minute later they bore down on Ross again. If Barrett was safe, the same could not be said of Ross, for again he made a bad slip, but, luckily for him, Bowman was handy and cleared his lines.
The Third's halves worked hard for the equaliser, and kept punting the ball into the goal mouth. After several clever saves by Barrett, that clever custodian was beaten by Dunlop with a header five yards out. Half-time result: --A draw, 1 goal each.
In the first minute of the second half the Third were down on Barrett with a rush, and lost a good chance to score. About fifteen minutes from the start, however, they scored their second point. The two outside men were now fairly going it, and first Fyfe and then Steel had a try at goal, the latter sending in a beauty which was bustled through.
With two goals down the Dundee men went at it with a wiil, and Keillor made a game attempt to reduce the gap, but his parting shot went wide of the mark.
They kept their opponents well hemmed in, and were certainly unfortunate in not scoring. Ultimately they scored, Lonie being responsible.
The game was now invested with a little more excitement, and some hard knocks were given. Lonie again did the needful, and just a few minutes afterwards Dundee equalised. They were now fairly set, and going strongly they bustled the defence at every turn.
Coming on with a rush they got well down on goal, and a splendid bit of forward play was capped by a goal, Lonie scoring it. Result:-Dundee, 4 goals: Third Lanark, 3 goals.
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