Dundee 4
Liverpool 0
Friendly


Dundee
4 - 0
Liverpool 

Friendly
Thursday, April 29th, 1897
Carolina Port
Attendance: 3,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Dave Willocks 
Joe Devlin 
Joe Devlin 
Dave Willocks 
None.

Team Managers
Tom Watson

Starting Eleven
1. Jack Hillman
2. Robert Kelso
3. Charlie Burgess
4. Stuart Hall
5. Bill McArthur
6. Dicky Allan
7. James Dundas
8. Joe Clark
9. Joe Devlin
10. Dave Willocks
11. Jim Smith
Harry Storer
Tom Wilkie
William Dunlop
McArtney
Robert Neill
John Holmes
David Hannah
Andrew McCowie
Fred Geary
Francis Becton
Thomas Bradshaw

Match Officials

Mr. Spalding (Dundee) (Referee)




Match Report


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

Played at Dundee yesterday, before a fair attendance. Teams: Liverpool - Storer: Wilkie and Dunlop: McArtney, Neill, and Holmes; Hannah, McGowan, Geary, Beeton, and Bradshaw.

Dundee - Hillman; Kelso and Burgess; Hall, McArthur, and Dundas: Allan, Clark, Devlin, Willocks, and Smith. Mr Spalding, Dundee F.C, was referee.

Dundee lost the toss, and kicked off against a strong breeze. They very soon were in the visitors' territory, but the ball was returned. Liverpool pressed, and Hillman had to kick into touch to save his charge. Dundee then pressed, and through Smith very nearly scored. Storer just managed to return the ball.

Dundee kept pressing, and the visitors' goal was in danger several times, but Storer cleverly manipulated the shots.

A beautiful shot by Devlin just failed to be converted, the ball striking the post and rebounding into play. From a rush down, Willocks notched the first point for Dundee.

Liverpool now pressed, but the ball went past. A free kick was awarded, Dundee owing to one of the Liverpool men fouling Allan. From this kick a scrimmage resulted in front of the Liverpool goal, when ultimately another goal was scored.

Liverpool again pressed, but failed to score. The result of the first half was:- Dundee, 2 goals; Liverpool, 0.

On crossing over, Liverpool played hard to equalise, but could not manage to score. Dundee then pressed, and notched a third point. An attempt to score was made by Liverpool, but the ball was fisted out by Hillman. After this both ends were visited in turn, but no scoring resulted.

Shortly before time Willocks scored for Dundee, the game thus resulting:- Dundee, 4 goals; Liverpool, 0.

The time played each way was half an hour.



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League Table (as at April 29th, 1897)


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