Dumbarton 2
Dundee 4
League (Division One)


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League (Division One)
Saturday, October 13th, 1894
Boghead Park
Attendance: 700
3:00 PM Kick-off

Hugh Craig
William Thomson
Bill Sawers 
Willie Fleming 
William Thomson 
Willie Fleming 

Team Managers

Starting Eleven
1. John McLeod
2. Alex Miller
3. Tom Keir
4. Tom McMillan
5. Billy Nash
6. Jimmy Hartley
7. William Campbell
8. Hugh Craig
9. James Gracie
10. William Thomson
11. William Boyle
Francis Barrett .1
Willie Fleming .2
William Longair .3
James Dundas .4
Sandy Keillor .5
George Campbell .6
William Thomson .7
William Richardson .8
Bill Sawers .9
David McInroy .10
Johnny Darroch .11

Match Officials

Mr Cameron (Rangers) (Referee)

Match Report

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

The Dundee travelled to Dumbarton on Saturday to play off their League fixture.

Dumbarton were unfortunate in losing the services of Thomson, their centre half, who had twisted his knee while indulging in a sprint by way of practice the previous evening. Hartley, a clever little reserve player, filled the gap.

Dundee played the team that overcame Sunderland on Monday last. The weather was excellent, and the ground was in fair condition, though a little soft from rain which fell in the early morning.

The spectators numbered not more than 700, but what was lacking in numbers was fully made up by the enthusiasm displayed. Mr Cameron (Rangers) officiated as referee.

The teams were:- Dundee - Barrett; Darroch and Campbell; Dundas, Longair, and Keillor; Thomson, Richardson, Sawers, McInroy, and Fleming.

Dumbarton - McLeod; McMillan and Keir; Nash, Hartley, and Miller; Craig, Thomson, Boyle, Gracie, and Campbell.

Dundee lost the toss, and Sawers kicked off against a slight breeze from the west. Play at the outset was pretty equal, and neither team could claim an advantage.

Ultimately Dundee began to assert their superiority, and McLeod had some hot shots to save, which he did very coolly. The pressure on the Dumbarton goal was relieved by an occasional break-away by the right wing pair, Craig and Thomson, who showed wonderful speed, but the Dundee goal never was in real danger.

Towards the close of the first half Richardson sent in a stiff shot to McLeod, who returned weakly, and the ball was passed across to Thomson, who had no difficulty in scoring number one for Dundee.

On kicking off from the centre line Dumbarton rushed down on Barrett, and Hartley from half-back sent in a haphazard shot, which bounced in front of Barrett and passed between the posts, making the scores equal.

The ball was no sooner restarted than the Dumbarton men came down in a body, and Craig headed through smartly, putting Dumbarton one up.

At half time the game stood - Dumbarton, 2; Dundee, 1.

On resuming Dundee to the game in hand and tested the home defence severely, and McLeod had to save at the expense of a corner.

Thomson took the kick, but the ball was sent behind. The relief was only temporary, however, for Dundee were soon in front of McLeod again, and another corner resulted. Thomson placed the ball finely, and a scrimmage ensued in front of the home citadel, in the midst of which the ball was rushed through, and the teams were again on level terms.

Dundee continued to press, and Fleming scored No.3 for Dundee.

This reverse put the Dumbarton lads on their mettle, and, in response to the cries of their supporters, they played up desperately. The Dundee half-backs held them well in check, however, and Barrett was seldom called upon.

At this stage an excited spectator rushed on the field, and threatened to do bodily harm to Keillor with a walking-stick. The man was promptly removed, however, without interruption to the play.

The game was now getting very rough, and the referee had his work cut out to keep the players in hand. Dumbarton were playing for all they were worth, but Dundee kept the upper hand, and Fleming scored their fourth goal with a splendid shot.

This put the issue beyond doubt, and, though the home men did not relax their efforts, play from this to the close was uninteresting.

Final result Dundee, 4; Dumbarton, 2

Squad Statistics (as at October 13th, 1894)

1894-95 All Time
Francis Barrett (GK)22 7 - 13 -
Johnny Darroch - 7 - 7 -
Willie Fleming - 7373
George Campbell - 7 - 12 -
Sandy Keillor26 7 - 256
William Longair24 7 - 241
James Dundas26 612313
David McInroy - 2 - 127
William Richardson - 1 - 1 -
Bill Sawers23 7575
William Thomson20 73247

League Table (as at October 13th, 1894)

Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.