Dundee 6
Greenock Morton 0
League (Division One)

6 - 0

League (Division One)
Saturday, August 15th, 1903
Dens Park
Attendance: 10,200
3:00 PM Kick-off

David Wilson 
Sandy MacFarlane 
Jimmy Dickson 
David Wilson 
Sandy MacFarlane 
Willie Lennie 

Team Managers
William Wallace

Starting Eleven
1. William Muir
2. Johnny Darroch
3. Jimmy Jeffray
4. Alick Halkett
5. Dick Boyle
6. Fred McDiarmid
7. Alan Bell
8. Jimmy Dickson
9. David Wilson
10. Sandy MacFarlane
11. Willie Lennie


None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Tom Robertson (Queens Park) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Evening Telegraph | Ref. BNA (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board | Copyright Statement - .

Dundee went off with a bang and no mistake. A six-goal victory in the first game of the season looks well. Right away Dundee's supporters have been put in the best of humour, and it is to be hoped that nothing will occur during the succeeding weeks to lessen the enthusiasm that has been aroused over the remarkable start made. Dundee, however, cannot possibly expect to gain points so easily on every occasion as on Saturday, and a warning note against over-confidence must be rung out at this early stage.

Greenock Morton came to Dens Park with a team possessed of a better reputation than the lot that last represented the sugar town, and their play in the initial half-hour did not belie expectations.

They opened strongly; so much so indeed, that it seems probable Dundee would require to struggle hard for the mastery. They pressed persistently during the time mentioned. Their attack was full of cunning, whilst the defence looked robust. They had a short life, for at the expiry of 30 minutes a complete change came over the game.

Dundee assumed complete command, and when Wilson got the first point Morton's attack seemed to lose vigour and the defence to succumb. Dundee took advantage of this falling away, and when the interval arrived, McFarlane and Dickinson had put the issue beyond doubt by increasing Dundee's goal total to three - that, too, notwithstanding Wilson's failure to score from a penalty.

Although now and again Morton showed that play which had characterised their opening, their attacks were spasmodic, and, with still 20 minutes to go, Dundee were half a dozen goals to the good, and all interest taken out of the game. The spectators were induced to wait on solely on second of the brilliance of the work shown by the home players.

Squad Statistics (as at August 15th, 1903)

1903-04 All Time
William Muir (GK)30 1 - 29 -
Dick Boyle - 1 - 22 -
Johnny Darroch - 1 - 73 -
Alick Halkett - 1 - 6 -
Alan Bell - 1 - 287
Jimmy Jeffray - 1 - 4 -
Jimmy Dickson - 1198
Willie Lennie - 1111
Sandy MacFarlane25 12387
Fred McDiarmid - 1 - 8122
David Wilson - 1212

League Table (as at August 15th, 1903)

No league table has been added for this season.