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League (Division One)

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St Mirren 

League (Division One)
Saturday, September 21st, 1895
Carolina Port
Attendance: 5,500
3:30 PM Kick-off

William Richardson 

Team Managers

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

Match Officials

Match Report

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

At Carolina Port, Dundee, on Saturday these teams met in a League match.

The day was fine, brilliant sunshine being tempered by a westerly breeze. Between 5000 and 6000 persons witnessed the kick-off.

The teams were:- Dundee-Barrett; Darroch and Burgess: Dundas, Longair, and Hendry: Thomson, Gilligan, Ionie, Richardson, and Keillor.

St Mirren - Patrick: McGathan and Cook; McKim, McBlane, and M Bain; Taylor, Murray, Connell, Milligan, and Wylie.

Losing the toss, Dundee faced the breeze and sun. For a few minutes the Saints made things lively for the home defence, but Dundee broke away on the left, and Keillor sent across a beautiful centre, which Lonie was just a second late to collar.

Thomson was next conspicuous with a speedy run, but the Saints' back forced him over the line; and, Patrick kicking strongly down the field, the Saints' forwards again forced the pace, and Barrett was called on. The ball was sent out of danger, and play was carried to the other end.

A swift shot was sent into Patrick, who intercepted it, but returned feebly, and several of the Dundee players rushing in landed the sphere safely home.

From the kick-off Dundee again forced the pace, and Patrick had to exert himself to keep his colours from again being lowered. Several corners were conceded to the home team, but all of them proved abortive, and the Saints shaking off the Dundee attack, were quickly swarming in front of Barrett.

The Dundee back division strove hard to rid themselves of danger, but so energetic and well concerted was the attack that eventually the leather was forced through. A previous infringement nullified this point, but they would take no denial, and in a few minutes, the equaliser was obtained, one of the halves sending it through out of a scrimmage.

The whistle was blown shortly afterwards with the scores level - one goal each.

On changing ends Dundee at once set to work, and several likely shots were just turned aside in time. Play then surged towards midfield, and the efforts of the players visibly slackened. A surprise visit to Barrett had the effect of wakening up the homesters.

A combined effort by the Dundee forwards brought them again to the vicinity of the strangers' goal. Shot after shot was sent in, but Patrick and the Backs in front of him stood up manfully to their work, and strive as they could, the Dundonians could not force the leather home.

The Saints, on the other hand, could make no headway up field, and contented themselves by vigorously kicking the ball out of danger, sending it on several occasions right over into the road way.

Up to the close play was almost exclusively confined to the visitors' end, but no further scoring took place, and the game ended - Dundee, 1; St Mirren, 1.

Squad Statistics (as at September 21st, 1895)

1895-96 All Time
Francis Barrett (GK)23 7 - 37 -
Charlie Burgess21 7 - 7 -
Johnny Darroch - 7 - 31 -
Bill Hendry - 6 - 6 -
Sandy Keillor27 51479
William Longair25 6 - 461
James Dundas27 734616
Sandy Gilligan - 724014
Thomas Lonie - 6597
William Richardson - 31143
William Thomson21 7 - 448

League Table (as at September 21st, 1895)

No league table has been added for this season.