Clydesdale Cricket Club Football Matches 1873/74

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Clydesdale v Granville (end of 1873-74 season?)

CLYDESDALE v. GRANVILE

(end of 1873-74 season?)

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CLYDESDALE v GRANVILLE

This match which is now about the last of the football fixtures in the district, was played on the fine ground of the Clydesdale, Kinning Park, on Saturday, and, after a hotly contested game, resulted in a draw. The dribbling of Broadfoot, Ker, and Kinloch, for the Granville, and that of McPherson, M'Arley, and Taylor for the Clydesdale, was really good. The Clydesdale had the best of the first half of the game, and pressed their opponents pretty tightly till near the close, several tough scrimmages occurring near the Granville goal line, where several shots were tried, but without effect, the stronghold being ably guarded by Ker, who resisted all attempts. Several fine short runs were made by Broadfoot, Keay, and Kinloch, who got the ball well up to the Clydesdale fortress, but the steady play of Campbell, Swan, and W. Wilson did not allow it to remain there long. In the second half, however, the Clydesdale had just sufficient work cut out for them, and, had it not been for the goal-keeper, who did his duty well, several well directed attempts to get the ball under (one by Ker and another by Brodfoot) would undoubtedly have been successful. The Clydesdale were deprived of two of their best players - Messrs Gibb and Hendry. The following are the respective teams:-Clydesdale - McNab (goal), W. Wilson and A. Sinclair (backs), A. Campbell and J. Swan (half backs), A. Taylor, Anderson, M'Pherson, M'Arley, J. Wilson, and G. Webster (forwards). Granville - W. Ker (goal), Neil, Hetherington (backs), Raeburn (captain), MacKay (half-backs), Kinloch (fly kick), Broadfoot, Rae, Kaey, Malcolm, and Lyon (forwards).

Editors Note.

W. Ker the goal-keeper for Granville seems to have been remarkably active acroos the rest of the pitch, for although the report commends his goal-keeping ability, "the stronghold being ably guarded by Ker, who resisted all attempts", it also states - "The dribbling of Broadfoot, Ker, and Kinloch, for the Granville .......... was really good", and "several well directed attempts to get the ball under (one by Ker and another by Brodfoot) would undoubtedly have been successful". The sort of goal-keeper to give modern manager’s mild coronaries!!

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