Third Lanark 4
Dundee 1
Scottish Cup (2nd Round)

Third Lanark 

4 - 1


Scottish Cup (2nd Round)
Saturday, January 25th, 1896
Cathkin Park
Attendance: 5,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Sandy Gilligan (2)

Team Managers

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

Match Officials

Match Report

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

This Scottish Cup tie was played off on Cathkin Park, the ground of the latter on Saturday.

The meeting of these two clubs was looked upon as the most important in the round, and, the afternoon being favourable, there was a large gathering of spectators present.

There were changes in both teams, C. Craig substituting Burgess at back in the visitors' ranks, while the goalkeeper and the right back on the volunteers' side had to be replaced by second eleven players.

The teams, therefore, were: Dundee - Barrett: Darroch and Craig ; Dundas, Longair, and Hendry; Thomson, Gilligan, Richardson, McDonald, and Keillor.

3d L.R.V. - Todd: Gardner and Draper: Simpson, Barbour, and Blair; Beveridge, Garside, Dunlop. Peddie, and Steel.

Winning the toss, Dundee played with a slight breeze behind. The home lot made a good start, and ran down to within shooting distance, Peddie having a shy which just missed the upright.

The Dundee men rallied, and the right wing brought the leather down to the other end. Thomson gave Gilligan a neat pass, and he opened the scoring with a well-judged shot a few minutes from the start.

This early success seemed to stagger the Glasgow folks a bit, but the Third pulled themselves together, and, by smart, accurate passing, they succeeded in overcoming their opponents' defence, Dunlop equalising with little apparent effort.

Dundee again attacked, but Todd in goal maintained a sterling defence, and was repeatedly cheered for his smart saves. The visitors were sent to the right about by Gardner, and Dunlop dribbled close in to the Dundee goal, where Darroch tackled him in a fashion which the referee did not approve of, and a foul was granted.

From the free kick Blair sent the leather home, putting the home team on the lead.

On kicking off from midfield Dundee forced their way to the other end, where Keillor had a good try, which Todd cleared. Gilligan sent in another, which cleared the crossbar.

Runs to either end followed, but no further advancetage was gained. At the close of the half Dundee were pressing, but they retired to the pavilion a goal to the bad.

On resuming the "warriors" made tracks for Barrett, but Steel was brought up for offside. At the Third's goal Thomson made a gallant effort to convert a shot of Keillor's which Todd slightly muddled, but he slipped in the attempt, and the ball went outside the post.

The volunteers' right wing made off again. The ball was transferred to the other wing, and Steel put up number three with a swift grounder. The attack of the Dundonians fell off a good deal after this disaster, and it was seldom they got past midfield.

They wakened up again for a spell, and three corners were granted them in quick succession, but these proved of no avail.

The venue of play was again changed. The home forwards kept the ball moving in front of Barrett, till Peddie found an opening and scored again. The game was now lost and won, but the visitors did not relax their efforts till the whistle sounded with the score standing:-Third L.R.V., 4 goals; Dundee, 1.

Squad Statistics (as at January 25th, 1896)

1895-96 All Time
Francis Barrett (GK)23 19 - 49 -
Charles Craig21 2 - 2 -
Johnny Darroch - 19 - 43 -
Bill Hendry - 17 - 17 -
Sandy Keillor28 1735911
William Longair25 171572
James Dundas27 1945817
Sandy Gilligan - 1344616
Dave T. McDonald - 146146
William Richardson - 52164
William Thomson21 1925610

League Table (as at January 25th, 1896)

No league table has been added for this season.