Dundee 2
Third Lanark 0
League (Division One)

2 - 0
Third Lanark 

League (Division One)
Saturday, November 23rd, 1895
Carolina Port
Attendance: 2,000
2:45 PM Kick-off

William Longair 
Dave T. McDonald 

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. Bill Sawers
9. Thomas Vail
10. Dave T. McDonald
11. Sandy Keillor

Match Officials

Mr Baillie (St Bernards) (Referee)

Match Report

These teams met at Carolina Port on Saturday in the second of their home-and-home League engagements. The day was bright but cold, and the ground inclined to be heavy. There was rather & small attend.ance of spectators.

The teams were:- Dundee Barrett: Darroch and Burgess; Dundas, Longair, and Hendry; Thomson, Sawers, Vail, McDonald, and Keillor.

Third Lanark - Todd; Bowman and Gardner: Simpson, Lyons, and Blair: Fyfe, Garside, Peddie, Beveridge, and Stiven. Referee -Mr Baillie, St Bernards.

Dundee lost the toss, and kicked off with an easterly breeze against them. The game opened quietly. Both goals were visited in turn, but nothing remarkable was done at either end. The strangers found their way pretty often to the home end, but the shooting was "off," and Barrett was rarely required to act.

A break away by Keillor ended in a swift shot, which rebounded from the crossbar. Bowman got his foot to it, and the warriors' forwards opened out in a neat passing run. Darroch stepped in as Beveridge was about to shoot, and sent well down the field. Vail, who up till then had done little, tried a run on his own account. Gardner tackled him, but the Lochgelly man stuck to the ball, and centred neatly from the goal line. None was ready to accept the pass, however, and it went out of play.

The Third had another look in, and the ball was sent past Barrett after the whistle had been blown for offside. Half-time was shortly after announced with the teams on level terms, no scoring having taken place.

No time was lost ere the game was restarted. Dundee had now a slight advantage with the wind in the rear. The Volunteers were first to look dangerous, and Barrett had to fist away. A series of fouls against the visiting team let Dundee in, and a brace of corners fell to them, which were not improved upon.

After a brief visit to the other end of the field, Longair scored with a beauty. This had the effect of enlivening the play a bit, and the Glasgow men tried hard to perform a like feat. Dundee played with greater confidence, and there was more sting in their attack than they had hitherto shown.

Thomson all but scored a second point. The ball was centred near goal, and running in he banged it with terrific force. Todd was in the way, however, and the ball, rebounding off his chest, the danger was averted. Dundee now held the upper hand, and Darroch was the means of securing a second point, McDonald driving the leather home from a pass by the back, who was having a bit of forward practice.

At the finish the scores stood--Dundee, 2 goals : Third Lanark, 0.

Match report written by The Courier | Ref. BNA (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board | Copyright Statement -

Squad Statistics (as at November 23rd, 1895)

1895-96 All Time
Francis Barrett (GK)23 13 - 43 -
Charlie Burgess22 13 - 13 -
Johnny Darroch - 13 - 37 -
Bill Hendry - 11 - 11 -
Sandy Keillor28 111539
William Longair25 111512
James Dundas27 1345217
Dave T. McDonald - 106106
Bill Sawers24 632511
William Thomson21 131509
Thomas Vail - 5252

League Table (as at November 23rd, 1895)

No league table has been added for this season.