Dundee 1
St Mirren 5
League (Division One)

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St Mirren 

League (Division One)
Saturday, September 15th, 1894
Love Street
Attendance: 4,500
3:00 PM Kick-off

Bill Sawers 

Team Managers

Starting Eleven
1. Francis Barrett
2. Johnny Darroch
3. George Campbell
4. James Dundas
5. William Longair
6. Sandy Keillor
7. William Thomson
9. Willie Fleming
9. Bill Sawers
10. Sandy Gilligan
11. Charles Dickson

Match Officials

Mr Lang (Referee)

Match Report

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

On Saturday the Dundee travelled to Paisley to meet the St Mirren.

The weather was all that could be desired, and the ground was in the pink of condition. The miners' bands gave selections before the match started.

Dundee, who appeared in blue and white jersey, kicked of after a few minutes' delay caused by an error in the marking off of the centre lines. Thomson, to whom the ball was passed, rushed off, and was soon in the vicinity of the home goal, but Patrick was all there.

Dundee, who were playing a tricky passing game, returned to the attack, and a foul against St Mirren at the goal mouth was cleared, and McLean was soon spinning along towards the visitors' citadel, where some good play was shown by Darroch, who foiled every attempt of the opposing forwards.

After several sharp tussles, Thomson worked up to Patrick's charge, but his parting shot fell a little short.

Several fouls followed in close succession, each team giving the necessary offence. Taylor, the outside right, now took up the running for St Mirren, and had an ineffectual attempt at Barrett's charge, but Dundas was on the alert, and soon put the ball to the rightabout.

Shortly afterwards Keillor had a shot at goal, but was wide of the mark. On the ball being returned the Saints' forwards broke away, and, McBain passing the ball on to McLean, the first blood was drawn for the home team.

No sooner was the ball restarted than off went the Saints again, and a second goal was recorded for them from the foot of Wylie amid great excitement.

About two minutes thereafter the Saints' forwards were again surrounding Barrett's charge, and, in spite of the hard work put in by the visitors' defence, a third goal was registered by McLean for his team.

Dundee for the time seemed fairly nonplussed, and try as they would they could not get the ball past Patrick. Thomsom and Sawers each having a shy at goal.

Rushing away, the Saints put through a fourth goal, but, as the referee had blown his whistle for a foul, the point was disallowed. Half-time -St Mirren, 3; Dundee, 0.

On the game being reopened, Fleming made off towards the Saints' goal, but McBain stood in the way, and McLean, getting the ball well up to Barrett's charge, passed to the centre. In the scrimmage the goalkeeper received a very nasty kick from one of the forwards.

Play was now of a desultory character, and was only relieved by an occasional rush and a free kick caused by fouling.

Dundee, who were now working with might and main, pressed hard for a time, and Dundas sent in a stinger, which was closely followed by another from Thomson. Both, however, were fruitless, and the visitors had to retrace their steps pointless.

At the other end Campbell saved his goal at the expense of a corner. The kick-off was ineffective, and Thomson afterwards had another shy at goal.

The saints then had a look in, but Darroch saved brilliantly. A grand shot by Thomson was just saved on the nick of time by Patrick, and Keilor, getting on the ball, was deliberately tripped by Goldie, The free kick was of little avail.

Twice in succession Campbell stopped what to all appearances were very dangerous shots from Mullen.

The Saints were now pressing hard and the excitement ran high, but a foul of Wyllie for a time relieved the pressure. Soon, however, another goal was scored by Mullen, much to the delight of the Paisley bodies.

Dundee seemed now to Iose all heart, and it was only by dint of hard work and grand tackling by their defending lines that the score was not larger.

Barrett, however, who "foozled" a pretty easy shot from Taylor, allowed a further point to be recorded against him.

Dundee now had recorded several shies at the Saints' goal, but the forwards did not seem to be combining in anything like their usual style, and their shots wanted the "sting" of those of the opposing forwards.

Twice in succession Barrett cleared his charge in beautiful style, and Dundas, getting on the ball, passed to his forwards, who carried it well up the field, and a fine pass by Thomson was taken up by Sawers and put in the net, thus scoring Dundee's first and only goal.

At this point several fouls were given, at which the spectators did not seem at all pleased. The left wing of the Saints was now working well, but Darroch as usual interposed in his best style, and they had to be content with a corner.

Nothing further of interest took place till the whistle blew, leaving St Mirren victors by 5 goals to 1.

The teams were: Dundee - Barrett, Darroch, Campbell, Dundas, Longair, Keillor, Thomson, Fleming. Sawers, Gilligan, and Dickson.

St Mirren - Patrick, White, Cook, Goldie, Brown, McBain. Taylor, Wyllie, Mullen, McLean, and Connell.

Referee, Mr Lang, 3d L.R. V. Linesmen: Mr Allison

Squad Statistics (as at September 15th, 1894)

1894-95 All Time
Francis Barrett (GK)22 5 - 11 -
Johnny Darroch - 5 - 5 -
Willie Fleming - 5151
George Campbell - 5 - 10 -
Sandy Keillor26 5 - 236
William Longair24 5 - 221
Charles Dickson - 5151
James Dundas26 412113
Sandy Gilligan - 52218
Bill Sawers23 5454
William Thomson20 5 - 224

League Table (as at September 15th, 1894)

Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.