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Friday, 27 August 2010

Dundee FC's First Ever Game...

...ended in a 3-3 draw...against Dundee Harp. It seems that the famous 3-3 draw against Rangers at West Craigie was only Dundee's first ever competitive game.
The game against the Harp took place on Wednesday 9th August 1893 at Dock Street Park and drew great interest from the local public due to the "legalisation of professionalism" says the Courier.
In an eagerly contested game, Dundee's miserable first half performance resulted in going into the second period 3-2 behind. Only excellent goal-keeping by Barret kept the score respectable. An improved defensive display saw Dundee keep Harp's relentless attacking at bay and some excellent wing play by Thomson set up Dundee's equaliser.
The courier was pretty damning of the newly created Scottish League team and signed off by saying "The Dundee will require to improve greatly if they intend to win their first League match with the Rangers on Saturday."