Dundee 1
St Bernard's 3
League (Division One)

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St Bernard's 

League (Division One)
Saturday, September 30th, 1893
West Craigie Park
Attendance: 2,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Sandy Gilligan 

Team Managers

Starting Eleven
1. Bill McKie
2. Bill Ferrier
3. James Brown
4. Alex Craig
5. William Longair
6. Bob Petrie
7. Bill Thomson
8. George Reid
9. James Dundas
10. Sandy Gilligan
11. Sandy Keillor

Match Officials

James McLauchlan (Celtic) (Referee)

Match Report

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

In fine weather, but before an assemblage of spectators somewhat thinder than on the previous Saturday owing to the contemporaneous Lifeboat Demonstration, Dundee fulfilled their fixture with St Bernard in the First Division of the Scottish League on West Craigie Park.

Both teams had undergone some alteration. Baird was absent from the St Bernard eleven in consequence of an injury, and McNab took his place at centre half, while Steele appeared for the latter as inside right.

For Dundee, Gilligan played centre forward, and Dundas was inside left. Thus rearranged, the teams were - St Bernard - Lindsay: Arnott and Foyers; Sibbald, McNab, and Murdoch; Scott, Steele, Oswald, Crossan, and Brady.

Dundee - McKie, Ferrier and Brown; Craig, Longair, and Petrie: Thomson, Reid, Gilligan, Dundas, and Keillor. Mr McLaughlin (Celtie) refereed.

The ground men played down the incline in the first half, and opened with a vigorous show in their opponents territory, but their efforts were ineffective.

St Bernard followed, and bore down on the home goa., The custodian saved, but almost immediately his services were again in demand, and the result was his defeat by Crossan, who beat him with a swift shot at close range.

Dundee essayed retaliation, and some hot work in front of the stranger posts was witnessed. Longair and Thomson had good looking chances, but failed to get the ball through.

Continuing the siege, however, their efforts were soon successful. Keillor centred beautifully, and Gilligan triumphing over Arnott, this game so far was equal.

Each team had a spell of the aggressive by turns. For the strangers, Brady made a clever try but his shot missed, and at the other end an appearance from a dog among the players spoiled an almost certain point from Thomsons foot.

Before the half ended the home goal was in imminent danger, bit Mckie, although hand pressed, was equal to all advances. The period thus ended:- St Bernard, 1: Dunder, 1.

The opening of the latter half saw Dundee in ascendent. Chances were numerous but fruitless - on the one hand because of smart saves by Lindsay, and the other through erratic kicking on the part of one or the two of the attacking line.

Breaking away, St Bernard attempted well, but hard lines intervened. Dundee again got on to the leather, and Petrie sent it through, but a foul against the visitors had been granted, and from the kick-off, the ball passed the bar untouched. Another attempt was made, but again the essay was fruitless.

The strangers had next a look in, but they did not press long and the ball borne back to their own territory.

Dundee forced a good couple of corners but could not make anything of them. They were certainly having most of the play, but again and again, the showed deficiency at goal, but even though even though Arnott was repeatedly beaten at close quarter by Keillor.

A quarter of an hour from time, Oswald scored for St Barnard, quickly followed by another succesful shot from Steele, and game was loss and won. Dundee responded, but the Saints overcame them, and the match ended:- St Bernard, 3; Dundee, 1.

Squad Statistics (as at September 30th, 1893)

1893-94 All Time
Bill McKie (GK) - 7 - 7 -
Alex Craig - 7 - 7 -
Bill Ferrier - 7 - 7 -
James Brown - 7 - 7 -
William Longair23 7171
Bob Petrie18 6 - 6 -
Sandy Keillor25 7272
James Dundas25 7575
Sandy Gilligan - 7373
Bill Thomson - 7 - 7 -
George Reid - 5353

League Table (as at September 30th, 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 7 4 1 2 +6 9
4. Dundee 7 2 2 3 -5 6
5. Hearts 6 2 2 2 -1 6
6. St Mirren 6 3 0 3 +4 6
7. Third Lanark 7 2 2 3 -6 6
8. Dumbarton 6 1 3 2 -6 5
9. Leith 7 2 1 4 -5 5
10. Renton 6 0 1 5 -8 1