Dundee 2
Cowdenbeath 1
Eastern Division (WW1) (Championship Play Off 1st Leg)

2 - 1

Eastern Division (WW1) (Championship Play Off 1st Leg)
Saturday, August 16th, 1919
Dens Park
Attendance: 8,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

John Patterson 
Bill Nairn 

Team Managers
Sandy MacFarlane

Starting Eleven
1. James Watson
2. James Bissett
3. Tom Fleming
4. Bill Nairn
5. Roy McDonald
6. George Stuart
7. George Henderson
8. Peter Connelly
9. John Patterson
10. Jim Orr
11. G Lamb


None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Courier.

Dundee "A" got the better of Cowdenbeath at Dens Park in the first of the matches to decide the Eastern League championship of season 1917-18.

It was a strenuous encounter, with a few incidents in the last quarter of an hour, which might well have been dispensed with. The teams were well matched, and, if anything, Cowdenbeath had an advantage in the first line. Their for wards were a more robust lot, and put more pith into their play than the Dundee five, all of whom, however, were quite useful.

Paterson, although, more of an individualist than a leader, was always dangerous, and while Connelly and Orr, the inside men, were not outstanding, both showed a good conception of their duties, and should come on well.

Henderson was strong and energetic. One of his fatal errors is that when on the run he invariably has the ball too far in front of him. Lamb played well in on the first half.

Stuart was the best of the Dundee halves. Nairn was not at the top of his form, and R. McDonald was certainly far below his best. The backs, however, were reliable. An excellent impression was made by Fleming at left back. Built on useful lines, Fleming tackles judiciously, and kicks a good length. Bisset lacked nothing in pertenacity and the enthusiasm which should belong to a captain. In an otherwise excellent display Watson's only fault was when he let Tait beat him with a long shot, which was well within the goalkeeper's reach.

McKinlay kept goal finely for Cowdendeath, and in front of him Farmer and Cumming were strong defenders. Cumming had the misfortune to come out badly from a collision with Paterson. Both players were injured, but while Paterson was soon able to resume, Cumming had to retire. In Philip, Birrell, and McLean, Cowdenbeath had three virile half backs. Sound in defence, they also followed up in fine style, and gave the forwards much assistance.

Among the forwards, Tait and Richie, on the left wing, were the best, their combination being clever. Neilson paid his way in the centre, and Waugh and Wilson made a good right wing. The next of the championship matches should prove a great attraction to Cowdenbeath enthusiasts.

Squad Statistics (as at August 16th, 1919)

1919-20 All Time

League Table (as at August 16th, 1919)

No league table has been added for this season.