2 - 0
2 - 0
League (Division Two)
Alex Marshall (pen.)
S Feggans (Ayr) (Referee)
Dundee Hibs are doing well. At Tannadice they registered another victory against Arthurlie, who at no time were their equal to their opponents. At the same time the game was not of the thrilling order. Neither the victors nor the losers, but more especially the latter, displayed the form that was worthy of the Second Division. The defence on either side was good. Hibs forwards were off and on, and those of Arthurlie were decidedly off.
The outset seemed to indicate that the visitors were to be the equal to the Hibs, but the latter soon took matters in hand, and right from the time Waterson scored from a pass from Dwyer, they never looked like losing. They crossed over at half time with a 2-0 lead, which without any injustice to them, might have only been 1-0 to them, but they ought to have finished the game, taking their form as a basis, three goals to the good. Their play was worth it.
Arthurlie failed forward. There they were disjointed and hopelessly lost, and only at the commencement towards the end were they able to attack the Dundee Hibs defence with any combined force. Throughout the rest of the game, when they did get as far as Welsh and Miller, it was usually the result of individual effort. On the other hand, the Hibs quintette were dashing and were frequently displaying excellent combinations, which enabled them to attack with more frequency than their opponents. In fact, Hart and McConnell had as hot an afternoons work as they could have wished for. Both played a great defensive game, as likewise did the custodian, Malcolm who in the second period brought off 2 miraculous saves. Stevenson was the leading half, with Thomson best forward.
Monteith, Welsh and Miller put up a solid defence for Hibs, Robertson was the outstanding half, while O'Gara, Graham and Dwyer were the pick of the front line.
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