2 - 0
League (Division One)
Francis Barrett .1
Johnny Darroch .2
George Campbell .3
James Dundas .4
William Longair .5
Bill Ferrier .6
Bill Thomson .7
William Richardson .8
Jim Buttar .9
Willie Fleming .10
Sandy Keillor .11
Mr McIntyre (Clydebank) (Referee)
Newspaper extract from The Courier.
The second visit this season of Dundee to Edinburgh was favoured with the mostndelight uk football weather in fact, a better day for the game could not be wished for.
The contest had great attractions for the supporters of both clubs, as the points to be played for means a great deal to their chances in the championship race.
Unfortunately at the other end of the town a most important match was being played, and this, combined with the early start, had a bad effect on the attendance.
At the outset, there was only a mere sprinkling present, and in the sound half, 1000 was the dead strength of the crowd.
Owing to injuries, Cross stood out of the Saints, who were represented by Sneddon: Foyer and Cowan; McManus, Baird, and Murdoch; Wilson, Paton, Oswald, Lafferty, and Sharp.
Dundee had the advertised team, their combination being Barrett: Darroch and Campbell: Dundas, Longair, and Ferrier: Thomson, Richardson, Buttar, Fleming, and Keillor.
Mr McIntyre, Clydebank, was referee.
Winning the toss, Campbell compelled his opponents to kick off, but the only disadvantaged was the sun.
Right away the Saints dribbled down, and Barrett had all his work cut out to get rid of Wilson's final effort. A corner resulted, but Richardson, pouncing on the ball, let out to Thomson who scorched down the field and let drive from the touchline in characteristic style.
The saints returned, and Lafferty was studying for a final bang when he was deliberately fouled. A penalty was claimed and allowed, but Oswald, who tried his luck, failed to get the leather past Barrett.
The play which followed was very fast, and a clever bit of work by Buttar landed the ball at Richardson's feet, with only Sneddon between him and the net,
The winger's shot was a good one, but it was saved, and a like fate awaited another good shot from the long centre shortly afterwards,
These narrow escapes wakend up the saints, and the play that followed was decidedly in their favour. The rough element was here introduced, and fouls against the visitors were of frequent occurrence.
Longair was the chief offender in this respect, and more than once the referee are the half a word of advise.
Once Dundee got well under way, but a foul pulled them up.
Foyers placed the ball grandly, and from the scrambling which folloi a corner resulted. The ball bobbed about ominously for a time, and eventually landed on Murdoch's toe, who promptly stretched the net.
Scarcely had the cheering died out than Baird dribbled the ball down the line grandly, and planted it in front of Wilson. In turn the little man tipped it cleverly over to Oswald, who had nothing to do but shot it past Barrett.
The play was all in Dundee ground up to the interval, when the score stood 2-0 for Edinburgh.
The weather has turned very cold in the closing stages of the first period, and as the players appeared a mist was beginning to gather.
The Dundonians started with a rattle in the second half, and for a time it looked as if the Saints werw in for it.
The home defenders stood well up, however, and at last all danger safely clear. Near the close Keillor made a desperate effort to score but it proved futile, and a
grandly-contested, though rough-and-tumble, match ended-St Bernard 2, Dundee 0.
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No league table has been added for this season.