Rangers 4
Dundee 1
League (Division One)


Rangers 

4 - 1

Dundee


League (Division One)
Saturday, August 8th, 1931
Ibrox Park
Attendance: 40,000
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
James Marshall (37)
Sam English (45)
Willie Nicholson
Sam English
Jim Craigie 

Team Managers
William Struth James Bissett

Starting Eleven
Bob Hamilton
Dougie Gray
Bob McAuley
Bob McDonald
Davie Meiklejohn
George Brown
Alexander Archibald
James Marshall
Sam English
Bob McPhail
Willie Nicholson
Bill Marsh .1
Finlay Brown .2
Jock Gilmour .3
Colin McNab .4
Tom McCarthy .5
Willie Blyth .6
Peter Gavigan .7
Andy Campbell .8
Jim Craigie .9
Jimmy Robertson .10
Alec Troup .11

Bench
None.

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

W. G. Holburn (Glasgow) (Referee)





Match Report


Newspaper extract from The Scotsman.

Speed and combination weroe the qualities which enabled the Rangers to beat Dundee, at Ibrox, by a decisive margin.

The Dens Park team were cumbersome by comparison. The half-backs lacked the quick recovery necessary, to hold in check the lively Rangers' forwards who, for most of the game. received ideal support from their half-hacks.

That, to a large extent, was what the Dundee forwards did not get, but, apart from that, the attack failed to knit together.

Campbell and Robertson nursed the ball well, but their attempts to send Craigie through were largely nullified by their failure to draw Meiklejohn.

There was considerable interest in the debut of English at centre-forward for Rangers. He scored two of the goals and had a share in another, so that he could be described as a success. He is quick in action, and though he does not put much work on the ball, he showed a good sense of position.

Marsh was the hero of the Dundeo team. It was due to his clever saving that Rangers had only a two-goal lead at the interval.

Marshall and English each beat him, and he had no chance on either occasion.

Nicholson shot Rangers' third goal twenty minutes after the restart, and then Dundee rallied, and Craigie reduced the leeway, but Rangers finished the stronger, and English headed a fourth goal for them.

The attendance would be 30,000.



Squad Statistics (as at August 8th, 1931)


1931-32 All Time
Age
Bill Marsh (GK) - 1 - 205 -
Finlay Brown - 1 - 2783
Jock Gilmour30 1 - 22010
Colin McNab - 1 - 24216
Tom McCarthy - 1 - 842
Willie Blyth - 1 - 492
Alec Troup36 1 - 23641
Jim Craigie - 1111
Jimmy Robertson - 1 - 8720
Andy Campbell - 1 - 15391
Peter Gavigan - 1 - 341






League Table (as at August 8th, 1931)


No league table has been added for this season.