St Mirren 3
Dundee 1
League (Division One)

St Mirren 

3 - 1


League (Division One)
Saturday, September 28th, 1895
Love Street
Attendance: 5,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Bill Sawers 

Team Managers

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

Match Officials

Match Report

These team met at Paisley on Saturday in their return league fixture, an arrangement necessitated through a clash in the Glasgow Cup ties. A big crowd gathered within the trim enclosure of the Saints, which in the bright sunshine looked more like cricket pitch than a football ground.

Both teams were slightly changed from the previous Saturday, notable altercation on the visitors side being the inclusion of Sawers via Richardson.

Teams - St Mirren - Partick; McGathan and "Thomson;" McKim, McBlane and McBain; Taylor, Wylie, Mullen, Milliken, Murray.

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

The home team faced the sun in the first half, but with this disadvantage they forced Dundee back on their own lines, and Barrett had to use his hands ere the game was many minutes old.

A foul close to goals gave the Saints a likely chance, but Burgess cleared strongly, and the Dundee front rank had a look in. The ball was played at Sawers feet but while he steadied himself to shoot, McGathan pounced on him and sent the ball up the field.

Another fierce attack was made on the Dundee citadel but though the cry "goal" was raised at each successive shot on, Barrett kept his goal intact.

A change came as speedily as it was unexpected. The visitors at last got under weight and on a twinkling the scene of operations was transferred to the other end. Thomson secured a corner, and placed the ball nicely in the mouth of the goal. Patrick partially cleared, but Sawers running in drew first blood for Dundee with a hard one.

Dundee's triumph was but short-lived. From the kick-off the Paisley men rushed down on Barrett, and Wylie equalised the scoring amidst the greatest enthusiasm.

Surely afterwards the ball was again sent between the Dundee posts but there ball had apparently been handled in its way through as a goal kick was given to Dundee. Though both teams strove hard to gain the major point, half-times found them on equal terms.

The second half was not long opened when the Dundee goal ran a narrow escape. Mullen team down the centre with three back at his toe, and out-playing Darroch had the goal seemingly at his mercy. He shot so feeble however that Barrett picked it up in a leisurely fashion and punted it down the field.

Three home forwards returned to the charge and Milliken put his team into the ascendency. Sawers and Keillor then had a fast run down the field but Haig brought them up in time. The Saints again for within shooting range, and Murray sent in a wanting shot, which struck te post and cannoned into the net.

The game was now practically win, no incidents of note marking the closing stage, and the play being mostly in favour of the Saints, who this team or winners by 3 goals to 1.

Match report written by The Courier | Ref. BNA (; The British Library Board | Copyright Statement -

Squad Statistics (as at September 28th, 1895)

1895-96 All Time
Francis Barrett (GK)23 8 - 38 -
Charlie Burgess21 8 - 8 -
Johnny Darroch - 8 - 32 -
Bill Hendry - 7 - 7 -
Sandy Keillor27 61489
William Longair25 7 - 471
James Dundas27 834716
Sandy Gilligan - 824114
Thomas Lonie - 75107
Bill Sawers24 11209
William Thomson21 8 - 458

League Table (as at September 28th, 1895)

No league table has been added for this season.