Dundee 1
Partick Thistle 2

1 - 2

Sunday, May 9th, 1897
Carolina Port
Attendance: 5,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

George Ferguson 

Team Managers

Starting Eleven
1. Tom Stewart
2. Edward Hamilton
3. Charlie Burgess
4. Stuart Hall
5. William Longair
6. Bill McArthur
7. Joe Clark
8. Dave Willocks
9. Joe Devlin
10. George Ferguson
11. Sharp

Match Officials

Match Report

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

The Second League champions visited Carolina Port on Saturday, and engaged in a friendly match with the Dundee. There was a large turnout of spectators. Both teams wanted several of their regular players, whilst one or two new men were given a trial.

The elevens were:- Dundee-Stewart; Hamilton and Burgess; Hall, Longair, and McArthur; Clark, Willocks, Devlin, Ferguson (Bolton Wanderers and Rochdale), and Sharp (Broxburn).

Partick Thistle:- Spence, Auchencross and Hirst; Lamont, Currie, and McDonald; Lawson, McLean, Ferguson, Gray, and Lamb.

Sharp, who is an amateur, hails from Broxburn, and Dundee wished him to show his paces before any "business" was done.

The weather was pleasant, but a strong wind blew right down the field. Winning the toss, the strangers naturally took advantage of the breeze, and pressed at the outset. Ferguson opening the scoring with a fast shot after Stewart had saved from the right.

The strong wind rendered good play out of the question, and what would otherwise have been an excellent game became a rather tame exhibition.

A lovely attempt by Clark was smartly returned by Spence. Longair, who was playing as strentiously as ever, was the means of the equalising point being obtained, Ferguson turning the ball past Spence from a long drive by the centre half.

Not long afterwards Stewart foozled a shot from Ferguson, and Dundee were thus one down. Half time arrived with the scores unchanged.

On the resumption of hostilities Dundee, aided by the wind, took up the aggressive, but the forwards displayed little judgment in their attempts to Score. For fully half an hour they confined the "Jags" to their own quarter, but throws-in, corners, and behinds were the only results of their efforts.

Towards the close Thistle turned the tables, and made several raids into Dundee territory.

The whistle blew with the Dundee pressing, and a rather tame game ended in favour of the Thistle by 2 goals to 1.

"Barney" Battles, it might be mentioned, walked the line for the Dundee.

Squad Statistics (as at May 9th, 1897)

1896-97 All Time

League Table (as at May 9th, 1897)

No league table has been added for this season.