Dundee Hibs 2
Dundee Jnr XI 0
Friendly (In aid of Forfarshire JFA)


Dundee Hibs
2 - 0
Dundee Jnr XI 

Friendly (In aid of Forfarshire JFA)
Tuesday, August 16th, 1910
Tannadice Park
7:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
J Timmons 
William Swan 
None.

Team Managers
Pat Reilly
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Tom Timmons
Bill Tullis
Sutherland
Tom Boland
Jamie Docherty
James Carroll
E F Gibb
McKermick
William Swan
J Timmons
Peter Yule
Mitchell (North End)
Peters (Harp)
Skelly (St Josephs)
Murphy (Celtic)
McRitchie (Clepinton)
Brown (North End)
McCabe (East Craigie)
Dickson (Arnot)
Gibson (North End)
Melville (Balgillo)
Gallagher (East Craigie)

Match Officials

Mr Sam Johnston (Referee)




Match Report


Newspaper extract from Dundee Courier.

Opposed to a select junior eleven, in aid of Forfarshire Junior Association, Dundee Hibs last night opened their season. There was a fair attendance.

It was a considerable time before the players could work off the stiffness of the close season, and the play at no time became brilliant. The juniors to begin with showed the most promise, pressing with more frequency and persistency than their opponents, although neither Sutherland nor Boland were severely taxed. Gallagher was too slow for a pass from the centre, but McCabe had a goal try, which went past the post. The juniors, notwithstanding that they were a team drawn from various clubs, showed by far the better combination.

Gallagher, the East Craigie man, was continually on the hop, and on more than one occasion obtained the mastery of Sutherland, who found in the outside left a nimble-footed opponent. Hibs, after playing second fiddle for a spell, became more aggressive. The forwards ploughed their way down, making ground, but displaying little of the finer touches. Their play was effectively, however, for Swan opened with a shot which Mitchell fumbled. Two or three minutes later, J Timmons added point two for his side. The juniors then had a look in, and Gibson and McRitchie were conspicuous with good shots, that of the former especially having a great deal of sting in it. Some little time later, fate dealt severely with Melville. From about twenty yards out he had a magnificent drive, which beat Tullis, but struck the post, the ball rebounding into play. Gibson soon had the ball in the net. It was offside, however, robbing the juniors of a point, and at half-time the score stood:- Hibs 2, Juniors 0.

During the second period, a thaw set in. The stiffness to a great extent left the Hibs players, who more than balanced matters with the juniors. Mitchell had to handle on several occasions, while Swan all but scored with a well-directed shot. Following a raid by the juniors, who failed to test Tullis, the Hibs again pressed, and it was odds on a well-taken corner securing full honours. Mitchell saved. McKermick, one of the Hibs' newly signed, was greatly harassed by the soft nature of the ground, his feet frequently slipping from under him. Mainly owing to this he was weak when it came to close quarters and a shot was required. Play was finished in semi-darkness, with the Hibs victors of a poor game by 2-0.

Report from the Dundee Courier, Wednesday, August 17, 1910.



Squad Statistics (as at August 16th, 1910)


1910-11 All Time
Age


League Table (as at August 16th, 1910)


Pld W D L G Av. Pts

No games played.


League results since United's last match
None.