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League (Division One)
1. Francis Barrett
2. Johnny Darroch
3. George Campbell
4. George Philip
5. William Longair
6. Sandy Keillor
7. David McInroy
8. Willie Fleming
9. James Dundas
10. Sandy Gilligan
11. Bert Shepard
Newspaper extract from The Courier.
These teams met at Carolina Port on Saturday in their return League fixture. The Weather and ground conditions were of the most favourable description, and there were about 3000 spectators present.
Dundee were minus three of their regular players, while the Saints played a sub at right back.
Teams - Dundee - Barrett: Darroch and Campbell: Philip, Longair, and Keillor; Murray, Fleming, Dundas, Gilligan, and Shepherd
St Mirren - Patrick; McBlain and Cook; Goldie, Brown, and McBain; Taylor Wylie, Mullen, Connell, and McKim.
The strangers won the toss, and set the home men to kick off against wind and sun. Dundee made the pace at the outset, and forced a corner, which was cleared with difficulty, and the ball travelled to the other end, where Barrett had to save.
An exciting tussle took place in the Dundee goal, and the leather was almost forced through, but Darroch relieved with a strong kick, and in a twinkling the Dundee forwards brought play into their opponents territory.
A determined attack on the Saints' goal brought Dundee within an ace of scoring, but Patrick staved off defeat in brilliant fashion.
Aided by the wind, the visitors worked their way Dundee towards the home goal and the Dundee defence was sorely tested, Barrett was being repeatedly cheered for his brilliant saves.
The ground team shook off their opponents at length, and a fine passing run ended in McInroy shooting past the post.
Play now opened up a bit, and a smart run by Taylor, who beat both Campbell and Darroch in turn, gave the Dundonians an anxious moment. The Saints ran down to within a few yards and sent in a hard one, which Barret cleverly turned aside, and Mullen running in just missed the leather as Barrett scooped it out.
Following this Fleming at the other end ran clear of the visiting backs, but he was brought to grass as he took the parting kick, and the sphere went high over the bar.
Play to the interval was stubbornly contested, but neither side could claim advantage, and at halftime the teams stood level - no scoring.
Dundee had now the wind at their backs and the Saints were early called upon to defend.
Patrick had several hard shots to hold, but he was equal to all the calls made upon him, and the visitors forced the Dundee men back on their own lines, where the home backs had their work cut out to keep them at bay.
Play at this stage slackencd down a little, the backs on both sides indulging in long kicking. The first to relieve the monotony was Fleming, on the Dundee side, who broke through the St Mirren defence, and scampered off down the wing, centring beautifully.
Dundas was in the proper place, and, catching the ball on his head, he landed it right in the goalkeeper's hands. Hard Lines for Dundee.
A minute afterwards Shepherd almost scored with a fast shot from the left. The Saints front line next got on the leather. Running up the touch-line, Taylor sent the ball across the Dundee goal, and Mallen, who was lying close up, tipped it past Barrett.
On the kick-off from midfield, the Dundee men made tracks for Patrick's charge, but Cook sent them to the right-about, and Barrett had a hard one to save from the left.
The home team made a fast effort to retrieve their position, but they were brought up in time, and play to the close was of a poor description, the visitors having little difficulty in maintaining their lead. The game ended :-St Mirren, I goal ; Dundee, 0.
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No league table has been added for this season.