Showing posts with label Govanhill. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Govanhill. Show all posts

Sunday, 28 January 1979

Falkirk v Govanhill - Sat 22nd Mar 1879

Falkirk Herald - Sat 29th Mar 1879

FALKIRK v GOVANHILL

On Saturday last a football match between the Falkirk Football Club and the Govanhill took place on the ground of the former at Randyford. The ground was in splendid condition, and the weather was all that could be desired. The kick-off took place at 4:15, and not minutes had elapsed when a goal was secured by the home team. The play throughout was most regular, passing being a particularly good feature on both sides, and the struggle of both teams pretty equal. At the second half, the Falkirk men completely overcame their opponents, and at the close the game stood - Falkirk 2 : Govanhill 1. For the former club Messrs J.Neil and J.Leishman at their usual posts did good service, while Mr J.Richardson, as formerly, kept up his commendable style. Mr J.Law, we noticed, had more style than formerly, and did equally good service. for the Govanhill team each respective man played and kept steady at their posts. there was a large turn-out of spectators, and the day's playing was as successful as any which has been witnessed this season, the reason being due to the well-matched strength of the rival teams.

Monday, 11 December 1978

Falkirk v Govanhill - Sat 6th Apr 1878

Falkirk Herald - Sat 13th Apr 1878

FALKIRK v GOVANHILL

This match took place on the ground of the East Stirlingshire Cricket Club at Randyford. The weather was favourable, and a goodly number of spectators passed the gate to witness the match. The ball was kept well in the centre of the field for some time after the "kick off", when the Govanhill carried it well into the Falkirk territory, but any advantage they obtained was neutralized by the ineffectual and erratic shots at goal which their men attempted. The ball was now taken by the Falkirk men right down into the Govanhill lines, where the play was mostly carried on till half-time was called. In the second half the Govanhill assailed the Falkirk goal with spirit, and latterly succeeded in securing a goal, although rather simply. No other score was made up till the finish - Govanhill being successfull by one goal to nothing. The Falkirk men played well, and if they had utilised their "backs" to more advantage, the tables might have been turned. For Falkirk, Neil, Peddie, Leishman (forwards) and Richardson (half-back) played pluckily. The following was the Falkirk team:- Neil, R.Peddie (captain), W.Peddie, Leishman, Gentleman, Taylor (forwards); Richardson, Johnston (half-backs); Service and Buchanan (backs); and McEwan (goal). We were unable to obtain a list of the Govanhill team.