Dundee 2
Dundee Harp 1
Friendly


Dundee
2 - 1
Dundee Harp 

Friendly
Saturday, October 7th, 1893
West Craigie Park
3:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Sandy Gilligan 
William Craik 
None.

Team Managers
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1. Bill McKie
2. John Dow
3. James Brown
4. Henry Matthew
5. William Longair
6. Bob Petrie
7. Bill Thomson
8. William Craik
9. Sandy Gilligan
10. James Dundas
11. Sandy Keillor
Unknown.

Match Officials




Match Report


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

The League team, not having a match, mixed with the Harp for the return friendly at West Craigie, which fell to be played on Saturday.

A large crowd lined the ropes. Ferrier, Craig, and Reid were replaced by Dow, Matthew, and Craik in the home eleven, while Brady took Mulvey's place in the visitors' team.

Teams:- Harp - Barrett; Murray, Fagan; McCallum, Collins, and Fisher; McFarlane, Foy, Brennan, Ferguson, and Brady.

Dundee - McKie; Dow and Brown; Matthew, Longair, and Petrie; Thomson, Craik, Gilligan, Dundas, and Keillor.

A few minutes late Gilligan started the game, playing towards the north goal. Collins sent the ball well down, and Dow returned it wall up the field, and the ball went over the line. The goal kick was taken well down, and, Brown missing, Foy got a grand chance which he failed to take, and Longair, rushing in, got the ball up to Keillor, who easily slipped McCallum, and great excitement prevailed when Gilligan gave Barrett a stinger to hold, which he partly cleared, and yet, with all the five fronts around him, the ball was got round the post.

Runs from goal to goal took place. After some exciting fonts in front of Barret, Ferguson got away, and gave Brady the ball. He easily passed Dow, rushed in, and beat McKie.

Nothing daunted, the home men played splendidly, and, from a free kick taken by Matthew, Gilligan got the ball into the net amidst great cheering. Shortly after time was called with the score one-each.

After a long rest, Brennan set the ball moving up the hill. It was at once taken down to Barret, and for three-fourths of the forty-five was kept there, but past Barrett the ball would not go, the Dundee fronts at times being weak. Still it was marvellous how he kept them oou.

At last, after many attempts, Craig beat him, and shortly after nearly did the same thing. The game was fought gamely to the end, but no further scoring took place, and a hard game ended :- Dundee, 2: Harp, 1.



Squad Statistics (as at October 7th, 1893)


1893-94 All Time
Age






League Table (as at October 7th, 1893)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 7 5 1 1 +9 11
2. Rangers 7 4 3 0 +12 11
3. St Bernard's 8 4 1 3 +5 9
4. Hearts 7 3 2 2 0 8
5. Dumbarton 7 1 4 2 -6 6
6. Dundee 7 2 2 3 -5 6
7. St Mirren 6 3 0 3 +4 6
8. Third Lanark 7 2 2 3 -6 6
9. Leith 7 2 1 4 -5 5
10. Renton 7 0 2 5 -8 2