Monday, 26 February 1979

Falkirk 2nd XI v Lenzie 2nd XI - Sat 29th Mar 1879

Falkirk Herald - Sat 5th Apr 1879

FALKIRK JUNIOR v LENZIE JUNIOR

Encouraged by the success which attended the first fifteen of the Lenzie Football Club while pitted against Falkirk, a match between the above clubs was arranged and took place on Saturday at Randyford, the ground of the former. For junior elevens, the two teams were as well matched as were the seniors, and the play of Saturday was quite as good as during the successful game which was played between the seniors some time ago. In the contest some dexterous playing was manifested, reflecting no small degree of credit upon both sides. No goals were secured and although at intervals the home team made several raids upon the enemy's territory, it cannot but be said that the strangers had the superiority. During the first half the Falkirk men kicked against the wind, but by no means to such good purpose as did the strangers in the second half. Some showers of rain fell during the progress of the game, but did not seriously interfere with it, and a considerable number of spectators turned out. For the home team J.M'Allum perhaps made the cleanest runs towards the enemy's goal, while the playing of T.Hamilton, W.Binnie, A.Ferguson, and T.Taylor was altogether of a masterly description. F.Archer, the captain of the Lenzie club, made one or two splendid kicks during the play in his position as back, and P.Proudfoot and P.Cree were equally serviceable. Teams :- Lenzie- Goal, H.A.Walker; backs, A.M.Barretto, O.Burk; half-backs, H.Chalmers, J.K.Walker; forwards, F.Archer, P.Proudfoot, F.A.Plae, W.Bremner, J.Forrester, P.Cree. Falkirk - Goal, W.McNair, backs, L.Watson, H.Smith; half-backs, G.Richardson, W.Gentleman; forwards, W.Binnie, T.Hamilton, J.Bennett, J.M'Allum, T.Taylor, A.Ferguson.

Notes - J.McAllum was also spelt McCallum in match reports, the Falkirk goalkeeper at this point was actually David McNair, the paper made an error.