Friday, 2 March 1979

Lenzie v Falkirk - Sat 12th Mar 1879

Falkirk Herald - Sat 19th Apr 1879


There was a large turn-out of spectators on Saturday to witness this match, which was played on the ground of the latter club at Randyford Park for the benefit of the industrial schools of Falkirk. This match makes the third which has taken place between these clubs this season, all of which have resulted in favour of Lenzie, this final conflict ending, after a pleasant game  in a victory for them by two goals to none. The Falkirk won the toss and chose to play with a strong breeze in their favour. This advantage, however, did not profit them much, as the Lenzie succeeded, about twenty minutes after the kick-off, in scoring a goal, thanks to a fine shot by J.M'Gregor. After change of ends, although Lenzie certainly thing pretty much their own way, owing principally to want of judgement in shooting at goal, they only once successfully stormed their opponents' fortress. For the Falkirk - who, by the way, did not play up to their usual form - Richardson (back), Service (half-back), and the Peddies (forwards), played best; while for the Lenzie J.Agar and J.Cameron deserve a word of praise. Falkirk - Goal, W.Carmichael; backs, W.Gentleman and J.Richardson; half-backs, R.Service and J.Law; forwards, W.Peddie, J.Taylor, R.Peddie, J.Ferguson, J.Leishman, and J.Neill. Lenzie - Goal, J.Paterson; backs, M.Broadfoot and J.Archer; half-back, S.Broadfoot and J.Fairlie; forwards, W.Paterson, J.Agar, J.S.Cree, J.Cameron, F.Archer, and J.M'Gregor. After the match, the Lenzie team were hospitably entertained by the Falkirk Club in the new Crown Hotel. Baillie Mitchell presided, and a very enjoyable evening was spent.

"The treasurer of the Falkirk Certified Industrial School thankfully acknowledges reciept of the sum of £11 from Falkirk FC".