SCOTTISH CUP CHAMPIONS
A SEASON FOR PANSIES
A glorious season for the Pansies started on the night of the 10th of September at Dens Park, the opposition? None other than rivals and neighbours Lochee Harp! A Pryde goal was enough to see off the Harp in the derby cup tie.
The second round saw Constable Works easily dispatched by the
Violet, crushing the visitors by 6 goals to 1.
Round 3 and we were off for our first away game where Violet's Matt Donaldson would make his last appearance before heading off to Calcutta to deal with a "situation"
Violet had no problems in defeating the Perth side a 4-1 victory seeing the boys from Glenesk Park safely through to the next round and another home tie against another Perth side this time St Johnstone Y.M.C.A.
The Perth side had the choice of where the game should be played and surprisingly opted to travel to Glenesk Park to take on the free scoring Pansies who had scored eleven in the previous three cup games and conceding a miserly two!
The "Young Men" did score but it was a consolation goal coming after the Violet had put in four of our own. Next up Dunbar United.
The trip to the seaside would see both goalkeepers performing heroics between the posts but it was the Violet forwards who would prove to be the difference between the clubs scoring two to Dunbar's one and becoming the only club from Dundee still in with a chance of lifting the most prestige prize in the junior football.
The quarter finals secured it was the turn of Dalkeith Thistle to travel to Glenesk Park and take on the fearsome Violet attack. Take them on they did and not very well, there would be no wilting of Pansies when up against the jaggy thistles from Midlothian. We run out 5-1 victors the game being abandoned when Pryde fired home his second and Violet's fifth of the match, causing the Dalkeith players to take a bit of a huff and refuse the restart.
A crowd of around eight thousand turned up at Dens Park to see the Violet take on Coleburn for a place in the final. The gate receipts of £300 was a new record for a semi final, the previous record of £240 had been taken at Celtic Park. If the Violet were suffering from nerves it didn't show and goal scoring hero Pryde fired the Pansies ahead after only thirty seconds. The bumper crowd would have been delighted with the football on show and the final score of 4-1 did not flatter the home side, an own goal from Phin the only blemish and did little to take the gloss of Violet's march to the final.