2 - 0
2 - 0
League (Division Two)
Tommy Miller (pen.)
Mr Russell (Peebles) (Referee)
The prominence of the Knight of the Whistle detracted from the interest of the Second League game against Cowdenbeath at Tannadice Park. The Hibernian were the superior side, and were in every way value for their two goal victory. The side, however, did not strike me as being particularly well balanced. Without exception all were triers, but there was a lack of cohesion forward which leaves room for improvement. Hibs are on the right path now, however, and it would not surprise me they were to prove themselves a power in the Second Division.
Swan in the centre for Hibs was not seen at his best. He scored a splendid goal for his side late in the second half, but he did not shine as a distributor of play. The home pivot had plenty of dash, but he was too well looked after to be really dangerous. The methods of Taylor, however, in keeping Swan in about were not always according to the book. In that line, though , the visiting centre half was not the only aggressor. There were others, and a minute from time Courts, Cowden's left half, got his marching orders.
The Fifers were a sturdy lot, and a little less robust methods would do them no harm. Their forwards played a fair game in midfield, but Welsh and Miller seemed to strike fear into their hearts. Welsh and Miller gave a sound display, which was approved of by the casual onlooker and pleasing to the home critics. Their tackling and clearing were of the best. Marshall, Robertson and Fyfe were good in their respective places. Their tackling was superior to their feeding. Robertson is a veritable wonder in getting the ball out of a scrimmage. He is a good rear division man in that he is able to anticipate the moves of the opposing man. On Saturday Robertson was the best half on the field. Collins gave an occasional scamper along the touch line, but neither he nor O'Gara was so efficient as usual. Graham and Yule were strenuous, but the shooting of the whole line was weak. Miller scored a good goal for the Hibs from a penalty. Archibald made a plucky effort to save, and his partial clearance might have been put out of danger by the home backs, but the ex-Falkirk man was too speedy, and his second attempt was a winner all the way. Reid and McKenzie played well at the back for Cowdenbeath.
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