Saturday, 3 March 1979

Lenzie v Falkirk - Sat 20th Sep 1879

Falkirk Herald - Thu 2nd Oct 1879


These two teams met for the first time this season at Lenzie on Saturday, 20th ult., and after a very pleasant game victory was declared in favour of the home club by 3 goals to 1. Lenzie lost the toss, and had to kick off against the wind; but the Falkirk men returned the ball, and pressed the home team but were unable to score, the shots going over the bar. During the whole of the first half the play was nearly equal, and half-time was called without advantage to either side. After change of ends the Lenzie team played much better together than the strangers, and were successful in taking three goals - their opponents only being able to take one. For the home team M'Gregor, Borland, and F.Archer, forwards, played well, while Barretto and J.Archer, backs, were in grand form. For the Falkirk team Neill, Leishman, and Johnston, forwards, Service, half-back, and Richardson, back, were most conspicuous. Teams - Lenzie - Goal, M'Kenzie; back, Barretto and J.Archer; half-backs, J.Paterson and Dewar; forwards, M'Gregor, Borland, Farquhar, F.Archer, J.Cree, and Fraser. Falkirk - Goal, G.Richardson; backs, H.Smith and J.Richardson; half-backs, W.Ferguson and R.Service; forwards, Neill, Leishman, A.Ferguson, A.Smith, T.Hamilton, and R.Johnston.