Dundee 7
Inverness Thistle 1
Scottish Cup (1st Round)

7 - 1
Inverness Thistle 

Scottish Cup (1st Round)
Saturday, January 9th, 1897
Carolina Port
2:40 PM Kick-off

Dave Willocks 
Dave Willocks 
Jim Smith 
Joe Devlin 
Dave Willocks 
James Dundas 
Joe Devlin 

Team Managers

Starting Eleven
1. Bill McArthur
2. Robert Kelso
3. Charlie Burgess
4. Stuart Hall
5. James Dundas
6. Sandy Keillor
7. Dicky Allan
8. Joe Clark
9. Joe Devlin
10. Dave Willocks
11. Jim Smith
S. Chisholm
E. Chisholm
J. Fraser

Match Officials

Mr. P. Simpson (Victoria United) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Courier.

Played at Carolina Port before a fairly large attendance of spectators. Dundee kicked off against a strong breeze, and, aided by the wind, the Inverness eleven looked dangerous. A corner was secured by the Thistle, which was ultimately converted into a goal, a shot from the right taking effect.

Dundee eleven now began to press, and several times the ball struck the bar, while other well directed shots were saved by McIntosh, Although the home eleven had the best of the game at this period, the Inverness men showed considerable pluck, and endeavoured, at times successfully, to outplay some of the Dundee men.

After repeated tries, Willocks scored the first point for Dundee. The ball was run behind at McArthur's end several times, and but for erratic shooting might have been landed in the net. Smith and Willocks broke away, and passed all the opposing players, carrying the leather the whole length of the field, and then landing it in the goal, Willocks giving it the final kick.

The strangers had hard lines in not scoring, a well-directed shot being held by McArthur. Smith before the close of the first period added a third point, and the first half ended - Dundee, 3; Inverness Thistle, 1.

At the commencement of the second period the home eleven pressed the strangers, and only once or twice did the Thistle have a chance. Four goals were added by Dundee. The first was scored by Devlin from a pass by Willocks, who later put on the fifth point of the game. Dundas and Devlin were credited with the sixth and seventh goals. The game thus ended - Dundee, 7; Inverness Thistle, 1.

Squad Statistics (as at January 9th, 1897)

1896-97 All Time
Charlie Burgess23 13 - 31 -
Robert Kelso31 151151
Dicky Allan - 7 - 7 -
Stuart Hall - 16 - 16 -
Sandy Keillor29 16 - 7612
Joe Clark - 158158
Joe Devlin - 176176
James Dundas28 1016918
Bill McArthur26 104104
Jim Smith - 166166
Dave Willocks - 169169

League Table (as at January 9th, 1897)

No league table has been added for this season.