Greenock Morton 2
Dundee 3
Scottish Cup (1st Round)


2 - 3


Scottish Cup (1st Round)
Saturday, January 11th, 1896
Cappielow Park
Attendance: 3,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Johnston (30)
McMaster (35)
Sandy Keillor (12)
Sandy Keillor (65)
William Richardson (75)

Team Managers

Starting Eleven
J. Robertson
Francis Barrett .1
Johnny Darroch .2
Charlie Burgess .3
James Dundas .4
William Longair .5
Bill Hendry .6
William Thomson .7
Sandy Gilligan .8
Dave T. McDonald .9
William Richardson .10
Sandy Keillor .11

Match Officials

Mr Hendry (Linthouse) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Courier | Ref. BNA (; The British Library Board | Copyright Statement - .

At Greenock, in the Scottish Cup, before 3000 spectators, Dundee were minus Sawers, his place being taken by McDonald, while Richardson took McDonalds position.

Teams:- Morton - McFarlane, Buist, McKinley, Rennie, McDougall, J. Robertson, Dick, Johnston, Sommen, McMaster, and McGregor.

Dundee - Barrett, Darroch, Burgess, Dundas, Longair, Hendry, Thomson, Gilligan, McDonald, Richardson, and Keillor.

Referee - Mr Hendry, Linthouse.

Losing the toss, Morton kicked off, and within the first few minutes they had a couple of unsuccessful tries. Morton continued to press, while Dundee played a clever defence, and made several beautiful runs towards McFarlane's charge.

Fifteen minutes from the start Keillor sent in a beautiful long drive, which McFarlane with care could easily have saved, but fisting out he knocked the ball into his goal.

This success of Dundee wakened up Morton to play with more precision, and Dundee put more dash into their kicking, so that play was even and most exciting for next twenty minutes, when Morton by a supreme effort managed to burst through Dundee's defence, and sent in a scorching shot, which Barrett cast out most wonderfully, but his throw out was taken a few yards from goal, and returned so swiftly that it was through before he had time to clear himself of the players that beset him.

Being now on equal terms, the game became a tenacious but good-natured struggle for supremacy. Morton gained a second goal a minute or two later, and Dundee strove hard to get level, but could not. Half-time-Morton, 2; Dundee, 1.

Almost immediately on restarting the Dundee goal ran a narrow escape, which seemed to rouse the Dundee men, and during the next few minutes they pressed incessantly. On several occasions they had chances of equalising, but McFarlane effected some clever saves, and prevented disaster for a time.

The Morton again toook up the running, Dick taking the ball up the field single-handed, but he ran the ball over. Coming down the field together, the Dundee forwards were soon in dangerous proximity to the home goal. The ball was sent acres to Keillor, who sent in a low, slanting shot, which McFarlane allowed to slip through his fingers and into the net.

Again on equal terms, the teams renewed the struggle, and after a spell of midfield play a sudden attack by the Dundee forwards ended in Richardson scoring a third goal for Dundee. For a time the home men seemed discouraged, but with eight minutes to go they talked a bit, but the spurt came too late, and the Dundonians ran out winners by 3 to 2.

Squad Statistics (as at January 11th, 1896)

1895-96 All Time
Francis Barrett (GK)23 17 - 47 -
Charlie Burgess22 17 - 17 -
Johnny Darroch - 17 - 41 -
Bill Hendry - 15 - 15 -
Sandy Keillor28 1535711
William Longair25 151552
James Dundas27 1745617
Sandy Gilligan - 1134415
Dave T. McDonald - 126126
William Richardson - 42154
William Thomson21 1725410

League Table (as at January 11th, 1896)

No league table has been added for this season.