Hibernian 0
Dundee 1
Scottish Cup (3rd Round Second Replay)


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Scottish Cup (3rd Round Second Replay)
Saturday, February 21st, 1903
Ibrox Stadium
Attendance: 36,000
3:15 PM Kick-off

None. Alan Bell 

Team Managers
Dan McMichael William Wallace

Starting Eleven
Harry Rennie
James Hogg
Archie Gray
James Harrower
Andy McGeachan
Alex Robertson
Willie McCartney
Bobby Atherton
David Reid
Paddy Callaghan
James Buchan
William Muir .1
Johnny Darroch .2
Jimmy Sharp .3
Alick Halkett .4
Peter Robertson .5
Jimmy Jeffray .6
Alan Bell .7
Willie White .8
Jimmy Dickson .9
Sandy MacFarlane .10
Tommy Robertson .11


None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Mr. McCorkindale (Dalmuir) (Referee)

Match Report

For the third time Dundee and Hibernians met on neutral ground (Ibrox Park) on Saturday in their undecided Scottish Cup tie. Special trains ware run from Edinburgh and Dundee, and with the football support of the West strongly in evidence, a mammoth attendance was present. A gale of wind and rain prevailed, blowing west to east across the field, and its assistance in the first half was reckoned a favouring element to the team which won the toss, Hibs in this respect proving fortune's favourite.

Dundee opened, and had a bit of a skirmish in Hib's quarters, T. Robertson showing up well, but the green brigade were not long in putting themselves in evidence, Muir being called upon to exert himself some. Callaghan twice drove the ball cleverly into the centre of the Dundee defence, and a header from the same player just missed the desired haven.

Corners in galore fell to the lot of the Edinburgh representatives, but nothing came of them, and it was a relief to to find Dundee break away and all but score, Rennie having the utmost difficulty T. Robertson's excellent shot.

Dundee kept up this fine form for some time, but a continual pressure on their part was not to be expected, and Hibs at the other end were quickly on the aggressive, Harrower giving Muir as much as he wanted to save his charge.

The Dundee defence was now sorely tried, Callaghan just missing a grand chance close in on Mair. Hibs were now all over their opponents, but the Northern rear players acquitted themselves in most brilliant fashion. Dundee rallied, and Bell showed up magnificently, several of his centres being all but converted, while he had hard luck with one ball that dropped right on to the cross bar.

The scene was changed, and Muir just managed to scrape a hot shot round the corner of the post. With the term of their favouring advantages rapidly expiring. Hibs made a desperate effort to get a goal of a lead before changing ends. Their efforts, how ever, were futile, and half-time found the game as the previous efforts had been, unproductive of scare.

Commencing the second half, it was generally reckoned that Dundee had a good thing in hand, but Hibs quickly proved that the supposition was a fallacy, Muir all but failing to keep out a terrific drive from the foot of Atherton. Dickson burst through, but Gray pulled him up. and now Dundee had the best of matters. T. Robertson rattling in a good effort, which Rennie cleverly cleared. Bell then just grazed the post with a hot thing, which he followed up soon with a Dickson was similar effort, and given offside at moment.

Rennie now a got caught then likely up in a melee, but he cleverly threw the ball wide, yet Bell catching it up, he 'eutely raised it into goal, the wind doing the rest, Dundee to the huge delight of their partisans.

Hibs pulled themselves together. and Muir fumbling a hard shot, the teams, were all but level again. However, the ball was got clear away, and Hogg fluking, let Dickson clean in. Rennie having great luck in getting the sphere behind into safety.

Callaghan had a great try, and McGeachan did ditto, but the Dundonian defence proved invulnerable. With the prospect of losing the cup, then in their custody, Hibs made a mighty effort in the closing stages, but failed to get on level terms, the game ending in a terrific blizzard of wind and rain.

Match report written by Scottish Referee

Squad Statistics (as at February 21st, 1903)

1902-03 All Time
William Muir (GK)30 24 - 24 -
Jimmy Sharp - 24 - 881
Johnny Darroch - 24 - 68 -
Alick Halkett - 3 - 4 -
Peter Robertson - 22 - 431
Alan Bell - 237237
Jimmy Jeffray - 1 - 3 -
Jimmy Dickson - 7777
Tommy Robertson - 152152
Willie White - 239239
Sandy MacFarlane24 244334

League Table (as at February 21st, 1903)

No league table has been added for this season.