2 - 0
R C Young
R C Young
E F Gibb
Mr Hood (Perth) (Referee)
Saints, on kicking off, made eagerly for the Hibs' citadel, and the smart forwards made the ball move at a fast pace, causing Tullis to come out, and with difficulty the ball was got away. The tactics of the Saints were pleasing the crowd, and Mackay, the sturdy centre forward, made dangerous inroads on the Hibs' defence. The Hibs' forwards were not moving so freely or methodically as the home lot, and much gallery play was indulged in, Kermack (McKermick), the Pitlochry player, being the only member of the front line to put a sting into his tries. St Johnstone were first to score, and quite deserving they were of the point. R C Young, inside right, sent the leather home beautifully, Tullis never seeing the shot, but the St Johnstone man incapacitated himself from taking part in the rest of the game by his praiseworthy effort, and Bert Sampson filled the role of centre half in the second period. A marvellous stroke of luck came the Saints' way a little later. A rebound from a Hibs' player was vastly travelling goal wards when Davidson timeously intercepted and cleared amid the plaudits of the crowd.
At half-time, the home still maintained the lead, and on resuming they immediately took up the aggressive policy. For a considerable time, it was "all hands aboard" for the safety of the Hibs' citadel, and several really exciting episodes were witnessed. An occasional flash in the pan was served up by the "greens" but it only gave Macpherson an opportunity of displaying the abilities characteristic of his palmy days, and the Scone custodian was invincible between the uprights. A second goal for the Saints seemed to seal the fate of the visitors, a rebound from the head of the Stripes' player finding the net. Hibs tried desperately to at least reduce the leeway, but their efforts were nullified by St Johnstone's obstinate defence and the remarkable goalkeeping of Macpherson.
It was on few occasions that the Hibs were seen to advantage, so well did the St Johnstone defence keep them at bay. Tullis, Darroch & Co had an anxious time with the home forwards, but the ex-Dundee back is a huge punter when he gets his foot on the ball. Swan, Gibb and Kermack (McKermick) were the choice of the front line.
Report from the Dundee Courier, Thursday, August 18, 1910.
No games played.
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