Dundee 0
Renton 3
Scottish Cup (Semi Final Replay)

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Scottish Cup (Semi Final Replay)
Saturday, March 9th, 1895
Celtic Park
Attendance: 32,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Murray (3)

Team Managers

Starting Eleven
1. Francis Barrett
2. Johnny Darroch
3. George Campbell
4. James Dundas
5. William Longair
6. Sandy Keillor
7. David McInroy
8. Willie Fleming
9. William Maxwell
10. Bill Sawers
11. Sandy Gilligan
A. McColl
W. McColl

Match Officials

Match Report

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

These teams met on Saturday for the third time to decide which should enter the final round in the contest for the "blue ribbon" of Scottish football.

Enormous interest was excited in Glasgow over the encounter, and when the teams lined up the crowd must have numbered little short of 30,000.

Renton were first to emerge from the pavilion, and were greeted with very hearty cheers. Dundee followed a few minutes later, and also met with an encouraging reception.

The teams were - Dundee - Barrett; Darroch and Campbell; Dundas, Longair, and Keillor; McInroy, Fleming, Maxwell, Sawers, and Gilligan.

Renton - Dickie; Ritchie and A. McColl; Tait, W. McColl, and Glen; McLean, Murray, Price, Duncan, and White.

The spin of the coin favoured Renton, and Maxwell, for Dundee, kicked off against slight breeze. Renton were first to make ground, but the Dundee backs sent them to the right-about. Back they came in a minute and Tait tried a long shot. Barrett caught the sphere and dodged one opponent who attempted to "go" for him, but as he dropped the ball with the intention of kicking it up the field Murray, the Renton inside left, dashed in and banged it into the net. First goal for Renton three minutes from the start.

The Dundee forwards made off into Renton territory, and shot after shot either went wide of the mark or was smartly fisted away by Dickie, who seemed in grand fettle.

Murray brought relief to the villagers with a smart run, and the ball was banged into Barrett. The Dundee man fisted out with both hands, but the leather went soaring skywards, and as it dropped the dark blue front line closed in on goal. A sharp serimmage ensued, and ended in the ball being sent whizzing into the net.

The Dundee men resumed determinedly, but the hardest of luck was theirs, as the ball went skimming over the bar or grazed the uprights, but into the net it could not be got.

A desperate struggle in the Renton goal looked a certainty for Dundee, who claimed that the ball had been forced between the posts, but the referee ruled otherwise, and ultimately play was transreferred to midfield. Nothing further was done, however, and the half-time whistle sounded with the scores standing -Renton, 2; Dundee, 0.

The second period was opened by the Renton in vigorous style, and for the first few minutes the Dundee citadel was closely besieged. Campbell at length gave his forwards a chance, and a pretty run, taken part in by the whole of the front rank, brought play into Renton quarters. The smart tackling of the Renton backs kept the Dundee men at bay, and finally Sawers sent the ball behind.

The Renton defenders were closely pressed, and the efforts of the Dundee men were at length rewarded by what seemed a beautifully taken goal, for which Sawers was responsible. The referee, however, refused the point, and some arguments took place before the game was proceeded with.

The Dundee men were more than holding their own, and numerous shots were tried at the Renton goal, which for the most part were wide of the mark.

The villagers broke away again, and Duncan grazed the bar with a long shot. From the goal kick Price got on the leather, and running up to within twenty yards he sent in a stinger, which Barrett caught in his arms, but could not hold, and the ball rolled into the net.

The stripes still plodded on, but the villagers were now playing with confidence, and kept their opponents in check to the close, which came at length with the score standing - Renton, 3 goals; Dundee, 0.

Squad Statistics (as at March 9th, 1895)

1894-95 All Time
Francis Barrett (GK)22 19 - 25 -
Johnny Darroch - 19 - 19 -
Willie Fleming - 154154
William Longair24 18 - 351
Sandy Keillor27 192378
George Campbell - 13 - 18 -
Bill Sawers - 168168
James Dundas27 1813513
Sandy Gilligan - 1362912
David McInroy - 92199
William Maxwell - 5566

League Table (as at March 9th, 1895)

No league table has been added for this season.