3 - 1
3 - 1
1. Bill Coventry
2. Johnny Darroch
3. Charlie Burgess
4. James Dundas
5. William Longair
6. Bill Hendry
7. Bill Thomson
8. Bill Sawers
9. Thomas Vail
10. Sandy Gilligan
11. Sandy Keillor
Newspaper extract from The Courier.
There teams met in a holiday fixture at Carolina Port yesterday, before several thousand spectators.
Teams:- Dundee - Coventry: Darroch and Burgess: Dundas, Longair, and Hendry: Thomson, Sawers, Vail, Gilligan, Keillor.
Albion- Reader; Williams and C. Perry; T. Perry, Higgins, and Banks; Norman McLeod, Hutchison. Frew, and Kelsey.
The visitors appeared first, and were given a hearty reception, Dundee coming in for a similar ovation a few minutes afterwards. The homesters won the toss, and elected to play facing the western goal Hutchison set the ball a-rolling for the "Throstles." It was caught, however, by Vail, who passed to Keillor, but the latter kicked it over the touch line.
A foul kick was then granted to the home team near the enemy's goal mouth, but Dundas kicked wide of the sticks. Another foul fell to the lot of the Juteopolitans, but this gave them no decided advantage. A spell of give and take play followed, but the major part of the pressing was done by Dundee, who secured several chances but failed to improve upon them. Sawers was giving a very clever exhibition of passing, and had the honour of drawing first blood for Dundee with a splendid shot.
Great determination to score characterised the Englishmen's play after this, but their combined efforts were of no avail, and Sawers soon scored the second goal for Dundee from a clever pass by Longair. Fast play followed, but no further sco ing took place, and the referee's whistle blew leaving the scores in favour of Dundee by 2 goals to nil.
Dundee, on hostilities being renewed, at once attacked with great verve, but Gilligan failed to score. Some improvement was now perceptible in the Englishmen's play, but although they forced several coners, they failed to notch a point.
The Dundee defence bore the brunt of the battle in splendid fashion - Coventry, the substitute for Barrett, distinguishing himself particular. Thomson at last secured the desired opportunity, made a first-class run, and, beating Reader,. registered the third goal for the blue jerseys.
The "Throstles" now showed more spirit, and Norman with a well-aimed shot overcame Coventry, who rushed out of his goal to tackle his aggressors. Neither team made any addition to their totals after this, and the game ended in favour of Dundee by 3 goals to 1.
No league table has been added for this season.