2 - 2
2 - 2
League (Division One)
1. Francis Barrett
2. Johnny Darroch
3. George Campbell
4. James Dundas
5. William Longair
6. Sandy Keillor
7. Bill Thomson
8. David McInroy
9. Bill Sawers
10. Jim Buttar
11. Willie Fleming
John Marshall (Third Lanark) (Referee)
Newspaper extract from The Courier.
St Bernards travelled to Carolina Port on Saturday to meet Dundee in the League fixtures.
The home team was considerably altered, Gilligan and Dickson being absent. Sawers and McInroy filled the vacancy.
Last Saturday's contretemps had little effect on the attendance, which numbered abonut 6000. The weather was favourable for a good display of football, and at 3.45 p.m. the players lined up as follows:- Dundee - Barrett; Darroch and Campbell; Dundas, Longair, and Keillor; Thomson, McInroy, Sawers, Buttar, and Fleming.
St Bernards - Sneddon, Foyer and Cowan ; McManus, Baird, and Murdoch ; Wilson, Laing, Oswald, Crossan, and Paton. Referee Mr J. Marshall (Third Lanark).
Dundee lost the toss, and Sawers started towards the east goal against the wind. Baird stopped the run, and the St Bernards had the best of the opening exchanges, Oswald ultimately sending the ball behind.
Play was quiet for a time, but the Saints kept play in Dundee territory. Fine passing by Oswald and Crossan brought the ball close to the home goal. Dundas fouled, and from the free kick Barrett was called upon, but he cleared cleverly.
The home team now took up the running, but hands brought them up. The Stockbridge men were again dangerous, and Paton had a chance, but the shot was wide.
A run by Dundee was spoilt by Fleming passing badly, and the Saints getting away, secured a corner. Buttar headed out, and the ground forwards getting possession, carried the ball the whole length of the field, Fleming finishing with a fine shot. Sneddon saved, but Thomson got on the ball, and secured a corner off Cowan. The ball was well placed, and Saints goal ran a narrow escape, Sneddon fisting out splendidly.
The game was now fast and well contested, the forwards on both sides displaying good football. Clever play by Thomson gave Sawers a chance, but the effort, though good, was too high.
The Saints again got westwards, and a mistake by Dundas gave them a chance, but Paton shot miserably. The game continued equal, but neither side could obtain any advantage, and at half-time no goals had been scored.
On resuming, the home team started with great vigour, and at once Sneddon was called uponbto save.
Keeping up the pressure, Dundee obtained a corner, and, Thomson placing finely, the ball was headed through amidst cheers.
From the kick-off the strangers got down, but Dundas cleared, and play was again transferred to the visitors' goal. Sneddon saved luckily, but the home team kept pegging away, and had numerous tries at goal.
Sawers put in a lovely shot, but Sneddon was on the alert, and saved smartly. With twenty minutes to go a change came over the game. The Saint Bernards, profiting by a momentary slackness in the home defence, got down, and Crossan equalised with a good shot.
Encouraged by this success, the Edinburgh men improved in their play, and Oswald sent in a fast shot, which struck Campbell and went through.
The home team played up desperately after this, and excitement ran high. Fleming missed a glorious chance of equalising, but shortly afterwards Thomson made the scores level amidst great enthusiasm.
Both teams strove hard to put on the winning point, but there was no further scoring, and an exciting match ended in a draw - Dundee, 2 goals: St Bernards, 2 goals,
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No league table has been added for this season.