East Stirlingshire 0
Dundee 3
East of Scotland League (EOSL)

East Stirling 

0 - 3


East of Scotland League (EOSL)
Saturday, March 20th, 1897
Merchiston Park
Attendance: 3,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Joe Devlin 
Dave Willocks 
Joe Clark 

Team Managers

Starting Eleven
Jack Hillman .1
Robert Kelso .2
Charlie Burgess .3
James Dundas .4
Bill McArthur .5
Tom Stormont .6
Dicky Allan .7
Joe Clark .8
Joe Devlin .9
Dave Willocks .10
Jim Smith .11

Match Officials

Mr. McLaughlin (Celtic) (Referee)

Match Report

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

These teams met at Merchiston Park, Bainsford.

Dundee was fully represented, with the exception of Keillor. who was playing against Wales, the team being composed as follows:- Hillman: Kelso and Burgess: Dundas, McArthur, and Stormant: Allan, Clark, Devlin, Willocks, and Smith.

Stirlingshire - Watson; Stewart and Steele; McCall, Mailice, and Prentice; McQueen. McDonald, Smith, Fraser. and Johnston.

Referee - Mr J. H. M'Laughlin (Celtic)

Stirlingshire kicked off and visited Hiliman. Dundee retaliated, and after Watson had returned twice Devlin beat him with a smart shot.

Play was principally in Stirlingshire quarters, Watson being kept on the lookout. Stirlingshire again broke away, but Hillman returned. Willocks almost raised Dundee's total, his shot missing by inches only.

Play for a while was pretty even. Stirlingshire having a fair share of the play. Hillman had one clever save with three Stirlingshire forwards pressing, which elicited a cheer from the spectators.

Allan missed a grand chance to score by shooting wildly when he had no one to beat but Watson. Dundee were having much the best of the play, and Stewart had to concede a corner, which, although well placed by Smith, proved fruitless. Johnston missed a good chance to equalise by hesitating to shoot.

Half time-Dundee. 1: East Stirlingshire. 0.

On resuming Stirlingshire had a look in, but McArthur relieved. The Stirlingshire men played with more effect in this period, and Hillman had to save shortly after the restart.

Dundee's second goal was headed by Willocks.

Stirlingshire then got a corner, but, thanks to Hillman, it proved fruitless. Another corner followed, and Clark cleared, passing the ball to Allan, but Dundee was penalised on Devlin's account.

A third goal was scored by Dundee off Clark. and soon after Watson, the Stirlingshire goalkeeper, saved off Devlin and McArthur.

Towards the close both teams played splendidly, but Stirlingshire failed to score, and the game ended -Dundee, 3; East Stirlingshire, 0.

Squad Statistics (as at March 20th, 1897)

1896-97 All Time

League Table (as at March 20th, 1897)

No league table has been added for this season.