Monday, 31 January 2000

Lenzie v Falkirk - Sat 29th Mar 1879

Falkirk Herald - Sat 5th Apr 1879


The return match between these clubs was played at Lenzie on Saturday, and after a very enjoyable game, resulted in favour of the home team by two goals to none. Falkirk, losing the toss, kicked off against a slight wind, but the ball was immediately returned, a raid was made on the Falkirk goal, and a corner kick was gained; but although splendidly placed by Borland, the strangers managed to keep their fortress safe, and in return had a run into home territory. Good runs were made by both sides during the first half - the backs playing in good form, and keeping the goals safe till shortly before half-time was called. A scrimmage took place in front of the stranger's goal, and Farquhar put the ball through. During the second half Lenzie played much better, and had many corner-kicks, from one of which by Borland, S.Broadfoot headed a goal, and although Falkirk wrought hard, and got the ball up two or three times, they were unable to score. Borland, Baird and M'Gregor, forwards; and S.Broadfoot, W.Paterson, half-backs played a splendid game for Lenzie, and Neil, Leishman and Peddie, forwards; Walker, back;  and Carmichael, goal; did good service for Falkirk. A match for the benefit of Falkirk Certified Industrial School is to be played on the ground of the Falkirk club on Saturday, 12th curt., between the same clubs, when a good contest is expected. Teams:- Lenzie - J.Paterson, goal; M.Broadfoot and Archers, backs; S.Broadfoot and W.Paterson, half-backs; Baird, Borland, Farquhar, Agar, Cree and M'Gregor, forwards. Falkirk - W.Carmichael, goal; A.Walker and Richardson, backs; J.Law and R.Service, half-backs; J.Neil, J.Leishman, J.Ferguson, R.Johnston, W.Peddie and J.Taylor, forwards.