Falkirk 2
Dundee 3
League Cup (Group 2)


Falkirk 

2 - 3

Dundee


League Cup (Group 2)
Saturday, September 18th, 1948
Brockville Park
Attendance: 10,000
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Ally Gunn 
Peter Rattray 
Alex Stott 

Team Managers
Unknown. George Anderson

Starting Eleven
J. Dawson
Whyte
McPhie
Whitelaw
Fiddes
Telfer
Fleck
J. Henderson
Aikman
Logan
K. Dawson
Jock Brown .1
Gerry Follon .2
Bobby Ancell .3
Tommy Gallacher .4
Tommy Gray .5
Alfie Boyd .6
Ally Gunn .7
Johnny Pattillo .8
Alex Stott .9
Peter Rattray .10
George Hill .11

Bench
None.

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

B. Smillie (Law) (Referee)





Match Report


Newspaper extract from The Sporting Post.

That vital quality opportunism dominated this match.

First half, its presence filled the air with excitement and brought three of the five goals. Second half, its absence left the atmosphere strangely flat.

That first half was terrified. Three goals came in one six minute spell, all of them tinged with drama. Dundee had number one, Gunn heading strongly home a fine right-foot cross from Hill.

Then into the game came Ken Dawson. What a fellow he is within range of the goal. In rapid succession he had thumped in two counters, one left-foot, on right, which Jock Brown never saw.

That shook Dundee. But before the Bairns could ram home the advantage, up popped the lanky Rattray to nod in the equaliser from a Pattillo lob.

It was Falkirk turn to be upset. ? Fiddes pass-back struck Whitelaw and before either could recover Stott was on it like a flash to streak a fast grounder past Dawson.

Now Dundee crowded on all sail. Wing- halves Gallacher and Boyd tied up Baims front-rankers. Slowly but surely that dangerous Falkirk left wing was held and repulsed

In the middle, the effervescent Archie Aikman found himself in check. Diminutive right-wing pair Fleek and Henderson me their masters in Ancell and Boyd.

Here, we thought, we'd see the Dundee attack really go to town. Rattray and Pattillo were passing the ball nicely. Wingers Gunn and Hill were in their slickest mood.

Yet, second half, Dundee's forwards declined gilt-edged chances - an example which the home front five followed. The reason, perhaps, is to be found in the numerous positional switches. They certainly added confusion to Scottish League selector Tom Baird's job.

First, Dundee altered their half-back line to read Pattillo, Boyd. Gallacher, and fashioned right wing with Gray (who'd injured an ankle) outside, and Gunn as his partner. Then Bairns switched Fleck and Henderson, to be followed 15 minutes from the end by a Dawson Aikman transfer.

It was goal-seeking in vain. There it remained - that Stoyt counter the decider, And Mary an internationalist in sight.

Attendance 10.000

Falkirk - J. Dawson: Whyte. McPhie: Whitelaw. Fiddes, Telfer; Fleck; J. Henderson, Aikman, Logan, K. Dawson.

Dundee - Brown, Follen, Ancell: Gallacher, Gray, Boyd, Gunn. Pattillo, Stott, Rattray, Hill.

Referee . B. Smillie, Law




Squad Statistics (as at September 18th, 1948)


1948-49 All Time
Age
Jock Brown (GK) - 2 - 13 -
Bobby Ancell37 7 - 72 -
Alfie Boyd27 7 - 521
Gerry Follon29 7 - 74 -
Ally Gunn23 755514
Tommy Gray35 7 - 56 -
George Hill27 2 - 536
Peter Rattray22 111411
Tommy Gallacher26 7 - 281
Johnny Pattillo33 727139
Alex Stott23 5465






League Table (as at September 18th, 1948)


No league table has been added for this season.