Dundee 1
Clyde 2
League (Division One)

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League (Division One)
Saturday, December 14th, 1895
Carolina Port
Attendance: 2,000
2:20 PM Kick-off

Sandy Gilligan 
Leslie (6)

Team Managers

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

Match Officials

Mr. Campbell (Heart of Midlothian) (Referee)

Match Report

These teams played off their return League fixture at Carolina Port on Saturday. A drizzling rain fell for some time previous to the commencement of the game, and consequently there was a poor turnont of spectators. Dundee placed the same team on the field that brought victory at Dumbarton the previous week, while Clyde had one alteration from the team advertised.

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

Clyde - Donnelly: White and Ross; Bowie, Patterson, and Jeffrey; R. Crawford, Young, Daly, Crawford, and Leslie.

Referee - Mr. Campbell, Heart of Midlothian.

Dundee won the toss, but no advantage was gained, and Clyde had the first run. Dundee retaliated, and several shots were sent in to Donnelly, which he easily cleared. A good chance to Vail was rather feebly taken, and then the Clyde right wing made off to the west end.

The ball was passed across from wing to wing. The parting shot was returned by Barrett, but the ball was sent in again, and one of the Clyde players attending to Barrett, number one was registered for the visiting team. Dundee, after this, had hard lines on several occasions, but the shooting was a bit off, and, Donnelly being in good form, they were sent to the rightabout pointless.

A second goal for Clyde was smartly taken by Leslie, who shot in well out of Barrett's reach. The home team again forced matters, and hemmed in their opponents closely. A foul for Dundee a few yards from the Clyde goal presented a fine chance, but Sawers, who took the kick, made a mull of it, and the leather was sent out of danger.

The first period ended : Clyde. 2 goals; Dundee, 0.

Dundee, in opening the second half, seemed determined to reduce the odds against them, and Clyde were forced to act strictly on the defensive. One or two good opportunities, however, were not seized, and, the visitors getting into their stride again, some lively tussels were witnessed in the home quarters.

The Dundee again got within range, and Gilligan broke the ice with a capital shot. With the hope of snatching the match out of the fire excitement was awakened among the Dundee supporters, and they urged on their favourites to "play up."

For some minutes it seemed that the equaliser must come so vigorous was the Dundee attack, but the visitors played sterling defensive game, Donnelly and the backs standing up well to the attack, and play was at length carried to the other end.

The game to the close was fairly equal, but no further scoring took place, and the finish showed :- Clyde, 2 goals: Dundee, 1.

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

Squad Statistics (as at December 14th, 1895)

1895-96 All Time
Francis Barrett (GK)23 16 - 46 -
Johnny Darroch - 16 - 40 -
Charlie Burgess22 16 - 16 -
Bill Hendry - 14 - 14 -
Sandy Keillor28 141569
William Longair25 141542
Sandy Gilligan - 1034315
Bill Sawers - 932811
Bill Thomson - 1625310
Thomas Vail - 8484
James Dundas27 1645517

League Table (as at December 14th, 1895)

No league table has been added for this season.