4 - 1
4 - 1
League (Division Two)
J Murray(Glasgow) (Referee)
Dundee Hibs provided excellent fare in the absence of Dundee teams and the goodly crowd at Tannadice Park had no cause for complaint at the exhibition given by the Hibernians. Throughout play was fast and always interesting, and a repetition of Saturdays form should do much towards bringing greater patronage than hitherto has been the case.
By four goals to one the Irishmen gained their initial victory in the Second league championship. Abercorn, their opponents started most promisingly, scoring a goal within the first minute. Within a minute however, Hibs had equalised, Swan netting with a splendid shot. From this point the Abercorn forwards were troublesome, but rarely dangerous. Welsh and Miller commenced rather shakily at back, but gradually settled down to a robust and steady display, the punting of the ex-Falkirk man being exceptionally crisp and clean. The home halves were a worrying set. Their tackling was poor, but their feeding might have been better. Although only allowing the ball in the net once, Monteith was not himself. He was undecided, and his judgement at times was sadly at fault.
O'Gara and Graham were the better wing. Swan was a dangerous pivot when the ball was buzzing about the goal, but his distribution of the leather might have been more varied. Swan, however had two good goals, and while he was to be credited with a third, the honour of the points belongs to O'Gara, who from the wing shot magnificently, the ball rebounding from under the crossbar on the goal line, leaving nothing for the home centre to do but touch it. O'Gara had distinctly hard lines in not notching more than one for his side. His well merited goal, however came late in the second forty-five, when from a pass from the centre he lashed in a beautiful shot, low and hard giving Cochrane no chance. O'Gara was by far and away the most prominent forward on the field.
For the Abbies, who defeated Port Glasgow the previous week, Cochrane distinguished himself well in goal, and for a junior making his initial appearance in the senior ranks gave a most promising display, and one, moreover that certainly saved his side from a more severe defeat. Lewis and Wilson cleared effectively, but their tackling failed to hold the forwards in green. The visitor halves were also very weak in tackling but their feeding of the front men was quite good. Abercorns front men were kept out by a superior defence
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