Scottish League teams 1897-98


July 31, 1897
(from the Scottish Referee).

Celtic.
Goal: Dan McArthur.
Backs: Dan Doyle, James Orr, Jim Welford.
Half-backs: Russell, Willie Orr, Jeremiah “Jerry” Reynolds, Hugh Goldie.
Forwards: James Blessington, Patrick Gilhooly, George Allan, John James Campbell, John Henderson, Alex King.

Alex King, Celtic.
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Clyde.
Goal: Hamilton, Wilkie (Strathclyde).
Backs: Haigh (St. Mirren), Foyers (Newcastle United / St. Bernard), Macdonald.
Half-backs: Nash (Dumbarton / Everton), Raeside (Strathclyde), S. Miller (Dumbarton / Glasgow Rangers).
Forwards: Gunn (Bolton Wanderers / Strathclyde), Miliken (St. Mirren), Smellie (Dalry), Campbell (Dumbarton / Everton).

Glasgow Rangers.
Goal: Matt Dickie, Yuille.
Backs: Nicol Smith, Jock Drummond, Robert Glen, David Crawford.
Half-backs: Neil Gibson, Robert Neill, David Mitchell, Andrew McCreadie.
Forwards: Tommy Low, John Macpherson, Jimmy Miller, Tommy Hyslop, Alex Smith, Robert Hamilton, Peter Turnbull.

Third Lanark.
Goal: Milne, Tom Pinson.
Backs: Gardiner, Barr, Briggs.
Half-backs: Simpson, McQue, Smith, Hamilton.
Forwards: Gillespie, Beveridge, Johnstone, Banks, Peddie, Hannah, Smith, Gibbons, Clark.
** Tom Pinson is the English Junior Internationalist, Smith at half comes from Lincoln City, Hamilton from Royal Albert, Banks from Everton, and Smith (forward) from Dundee, while Sunderland are represented by Gillespie, Hannah, and Johnstone.

Partick Thistle.
Goal: J. Spence.
Backs: J. Auchencloss, J. Hirst, H. Morrison, A. Wilson (Sunderland).
Half-backs: J. Lamont, R. Currie, W. McDonald, J. Harvey (Abercorn), R. Duncan (Renton).
Forwards: W. Lawson, S. Ferguson, R. Gray, J. Lamb, W. Pearson (Linthouse), J. McDonald (Linfield), J. McGregor (Morton), D. Lafferty (Newcastle United), J. Clelland (St. Bernard and Third Lanark).
** These are all profs, and, in addition, William Paul (amateur) will play again, and likely captain the team.

St. Mirren.
John Patrick, R. Binnie, McCrone, McAvoy, Greenlees, McBlane, McBain, Wyllie, Morrison, Mullen, Brown, Morgan, P. Binnie, Steel.

Heart of Midlothian.
Goal: Jock Fairbarin, Lindsay (Cowdenbeath).
Backs: Henry Allan, Kerr, Edward Downie.
Half-backs: Isaac Begbie, Harry Marshall, George Hogg, Albert Buick, Robert Gray, Robert McLaren, Atherton.
Forwards: Willie Taylor, David Baird, Willie Michael (Liverpool), James Sharp, Johnny Walker, Robert Walker, Tom Robertson, Jenkinson.

Hibernians.
Goals: P. McCall, J. Palmer.
Backs: P. Ryan, T. McFarlane.
Half-backs: Bernard Breslin, Alex Raisbeck, George Colville, A. Robertson.
Forwards: P. Murray, J. Kennedy, A. Martin, J. Pryce, W. Smith, G. Dougal, W. Docherty.

Bernard Breslin, Hibernian.
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St. Bernard.
Goal: Russell, Thomson (Stirling).
Backs: James Adams, Duncan McLean, Pillar, Alex Wood, Kinross.
Half-backs: Tom J. Robertson, Lowe, William Baird, Wark, Buchanan (Derby County), Galbraith (Vale of Leven).
Forwards: Thomas Chambers (Burnley), Dan Paton, Alan Maxwell (Stoke), John Provan, James McMillan, Angus McInnes (Stirling).

William Baird, St. Bernard.
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Renton.
Back: Holmes.
Half-backs: Hastie, Bruce, Ward.
Forwards: McGowan, Mulloy, Seton, Adamson, Gilfillan.
** Renton have not yet fixed a goalkeeper.
(Dundee Evening Telegraphic: July 31, 1897)

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