Dundee 4
Leith Athletic 1
League (Division One)

4 - 1

League (Division One)
Saturday, December 1st, 1894
Carolina Port
Attendance: 3,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

William Richardson 
Sandy Keillor 
Sandy Keillor 
Jim Buttar 

Team Managers

Starting Eleven
1. Francis Barrett
2. Johnny Darroch
3. George Campbell
4. James Dundas
5. William Longair
6. Bill Ferrier
7. William Thomson
8. William Richardson
9. Jim Buttar
10. Willie Fleming
11. Sandy Keillor

Match Officials

Match Report

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

Dundee met Leith Atletico at Carolina Port on Saturday in a return League fixture. The weather conditions were all that could be desired, and fully 3000 spectators turned out to witness the encounter.

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

Leith Athletic - Key; McArtney and Leslie; Paterson, Wilson, and Boyd; Hamilton, Walker, Paterson, Sutherland, and Gillespie.

Dundee kicked off, and ran up to their opponents' goal, where Thomson sent in a well, directed shot, but Key was on the alert, and fisted out smartly

The visitors' right wing next broke away, and play was transferred to the home end. The respite was but short-lived, for, coming away again, Bittar dispossessed Leslie, and, running up to within a few yards of goal, sent in a hard one. Key got in the way, and the ball was sent out only to be caught by Richardson, who landed it fairly in the net.

Keeping up the pressure, the home forwards got once more within range, and Keillor scored number two out of a sharp scrimmage at the goalmouth.

This reverse put the visitors on their mettle, and for the first time in the game Barrett was called on to save.

A couple of corners in succession fell to them, both of which they failed to improve, and the Dundee men gradually worked their way to the other end, where Buttar headed through a third goal.

The Athletic now seemed to waken up, and pressed Dundee's defence, Just as the referee was preparing to blow the whistle Hamilton dodged past Campbell and scored for Leith with an easy shot.

On restarting Dundee took up the running, and for a considerable period laid close siege to the strangers' citadel. Key played magnificently, however, and, though the shooting of Dundee's front line was swift and sure, he maintained his goal intact.

Leith broke away again, and in a twinkling were in front of Barrett, where some lively tales took place. The defence prevailed, however, and Buttar, from a well-judged pass by Ferrier, broke through the visitors' half-back line. He transferred to Keillor at the right moment, and that player, getting past the backs, secured Dundee's fourth goal with a swift, low shot.

From this to the close Dundee held the upper hand, but failed to increase their score, and the end came with the game standing:- Dundee, 4 goals ; Leith Athletic, 1.

Squad Statistics (as at December 1st, 1894)

1894-95 All Time
Francis Barrett (GK)22 11 - 17 -
Johnny Darroch - 11 - 11 -
Bill Ferrier - 3 - 20 -
Willie Fleming - 114114
George Campbell - 10 - 15 -
Sandy Keillor27 112298
William Longair24 10 - 271
Jim Buttar - 3142
James Dundas26 1012713
William Richardson - 4141
William Thomson20 114288

League Table (as at December 1st, 1894)

Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.