Dundee 1
Everton 2

1 - 2

Monday, October 9th, 1893
West Craigie Park
Attendance: 3,000
12:25 PM Kick-off

William Longair 
Hartley (5)

Team Managers

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

Match Officials

Mr. J. Black (Forfar Athletic) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Dundee Advertiser.

A friendly match was played yesterday on West Craigie Park between the famous Everton Club and the Dundee.

Everton did not have have their full team forward: but still the eleven was a fine one. It included no fewer than five internationalists. Locally interest centred on the appearance of Storrier and Stewart, both formerly of Arbroath.

The match was fixed to begin at 12.15, but it was not until 10 minutes later that Dundee crossed the ropes Everton followed a minute later. Both teams were heartily received. Dundee winning the toss, chose to play upbill. Mr J. Black, Forfar, was referee.

Everton kicked off, and at once took up the running. The smart passing of the Everton' forwards you overcame the Dundee defence, and from close quarters, Hartley sent in a low shot, which found its way through. This occurred five minutes from the start.

The light blues - the strangers - returned quickly, and Hartley and Chadwick each had a drive at goal, which were dangerously near their mark.

A free kick for Dundee forced Williams for the first time to fist out. Dundee prolonged their stay at the north end for a few minutes, and were then forced to beat a hurried retreat to defend their own citadel.

Everton now invaded. Reay on the right collared the ball, and running it down the wing finished with a grand shot, which found its way into the net, and scored a second goal for the strangers.

The ball was near the south end when half-time arrived with the scores - Everton, 2; Dundee, 0.

Everton were checked in their first attempt to get away, and Dundee, rushing south, forced a corner. They made nothing of it, and the light blues again broke away. One of the players got off-side and lost the chance.

Dundee resumed the attack. Petrie had a throw-in near goal. The players were clustered round the goal. Longair collared the ball, and with a shot, which sent to leather skimming over the heads of the players, scored Dundee's first goal five minutes from the start.

The home players resumed in vigorous fashion, and Gilligan had a fine shot which was too near to be comfortable for Everton.

The Everton defence met the vigorous onrush of the Dundonians with coolness, add time after time they beat back the ground men's attack. The Everton players rested on their oars, they kept play a good deal in northern territory, but their shooting was weak.

Again and again they lost good chances by shooting wide. Meanwhile Dundee broke away at intervals, but against so strong defence they could do little.

On one occasion they secure a corner which Keillor kicked. A free kick ensued, but Longnir shot over. The game ended :-Everton, 2; Dundee, 1.

Squad Statistics (as at October 9th, 1893)

1893-94 All Time

League Table (as at October 9th, 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