Dundee 3
Dumbarton 0
League (Division One)

3 - 0

League (Division One)
Saturday, September 8th, 1894
Carolina Port
Attendance: 5,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Bill Sawers 
Sandy Gilligan 
Willie Fleming 

Team Managers

Starting Eleven
1. Francis Barrett
2. Johnny Darroch
3. George Campbell
4. James Dundas
5. William Longair
6. Sandy Keillor
7. Bill Thomson
8. Willie Fleming
9. Bill Sawers
10. Sandy Gilligan
11. Charles Dickson
John McLeod .1
Alex Miller .2
Tom Keir .3
Tom McMillan .4
Billy Nash .5
Daniel Thomson .6
William Thomson .7
William Campbell .8
Hugh Craig .9
William Forsyth .10
James Stevenson .11

Match Officials

Mr Marshall (Third Lanark) (Referee)

Match Report

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

The above teams met at Carolina Port on Saturday in the League tournament. The weather was dry, but a strong wind interfered with the play to a great extent.

The home club was represented by the same eleven that did so well at Ibrox last Saturday, while Dumbarton was also well represented.

The teams were as follows:- Dundee - Goal, Barrett; backs, Darroch and Campbell; half-backs, Dundas, Longair, and Keillor: forwards, Thomson, Fleming, Sawers, Gilligan, and Dickson.

Dumbarton - Goal, McLeod; backs, McMillan and Keir; halfbacks, Nash, Thomson, and Miller; forwards, Craig, Stevenson, Forsyth, Campbell, and Johnstone. Referee--Mr Marshall, 3d L.R.V.

There were abont 5000 spectators present when the game started. Dundee won the toss, and prompt to time Dumbarton kicked off towards the west goal.

Keillor stopped a rush, and, passing to the left, the ball was carried down close to the visitors' goal. Sawers got possecession, and sent in a fast low shot. McLeod missed his kick, and the first goal fell to Dundee in less than a minute from the start.

Stung by this reverse, the strangers tried to reach the home goal, but Darroch and Campbell were impassable, and play raged in Dumbarton territory.

McLeod made amends for his previous mistake, and saved twice in rapid succession, the second time rather luckily. Dundee still pressed, and Gilligan placing the ball across the goal, Thomson, who was clearly offside, headed through, but the point was promptly disallowed.

Play opened out a bit, but the home side again got down, Thomson centred well, and Sawers beating the back had the goal at his mercy, but shot past.

Dumbarton now wakened up, and Barrett was called upon to save for the first time. The spurt was short-lived, however, and play was mostly in midfield.

The strangers eventually secured a corner, but althongh the ball was well placed they could not pierce the home defence.

Dundee continued to have the best of the play, but McMillan and Keir kicked well, and McLeod was not often called upon.

Half-time came with the score-standing - Dundee, 1 goal; Dumbarton, nil.

On resuming Dumbarton left wing made off, but Darroch tackled them in splendid style, and, with a rousing kick, sent the ball well into the strangers gone. McLeod saved, and the ball was sent down the field.

Dumbarton secured a free kick near the home goal. The ball was well played, but Darroch headed out, and Longair getting possession kicked up the field. Dumbarton goal had several narrow escapes, bad shooting and good goalkeeping alone preventing the home side from scoring.

At length, from a scrimmage, the ball was sent through, Gilligan meanwhile attending to McLeod.

Dumbarton were now seldom dangerous, and the game was almost entirely confined to their end of the field. From a free kick Keillor hit the bar, but Keir kicked cleverly. Ten minutes from the clise, Fleming, after a fine bit of play, got possession, and with a lovely shot completely beat McLeod amidst great cheering.

Play afterwards was uneventful, Dumbarton being content to defend their goal, and the end came with the score standing - Dundee, 3 goals; Dumbarton, nil.

Squad Statistics (as at September 8th, 1894)

1894-95 All Time
Francis Barrett (GK)22 4 - 10 -
Willie Fleming - 4141
Johnny Darroch - 4 - 4 -
William Longair24 4 - 211
George Campbell - 4 - 9 -
Sandy Keillor26 4 - 226
Sandy Gilligan - 42208
Bill Thomson - 4 - 214
Charles Dickson - 4141
Bill Sawers - 4343
James Dundas26 312013

League Table (as at September 8th, 1894)

No league table has been added for this season.