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match report 1901-02 fixture list
Northern League 
11/01/1902
 
The Aberdeen 8 - 1 Lochee United
Kick Off:    Davidson, Davidson, C. Mackie, Livingstone, C. Mackie, Davidson, C. Mackie, ?        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
At Pittodrie Park, Aberdeen, in splendid football weather, and before a fair turnout of spectators, the Aberdeen and Lochee United teams engaged in a Northern League fixture. The field was covered in a thin coating of snow. The teams were:- Aberdeen: Bisset; Douglas, Dakers; Sangster, Thomson, Robertson; Brash, C. Mackie, Livingstone, Davidson, McHardy. Lochee United: Murray; Gray, Stewart; D. Fleming, Morris, Fraser; T. Fleming, McLean, Vigrow, Jamieson, Clark. Mr. Beddington, Victoria United, was referee.

Aberdeen won the toss, and United kicked off towards the sea. The homesters worked their way down, but the ball went out of play. The game opened very quietly, both teams pressing alternately. By fine passing tactics on the part of the Aberdeen forwards, the Whites got into close quarters, and Davidson scored. Clark replied for the United almost immediately afterwards, but the referee ruled offside. The same player, however, beat Bisset a few minutes later with a fine effort. Owing to the slippery condition of the ground players had considerable difficulty in keeping their feet, and good football was consequently at a discount. So far the play had been fairly even, neither side showing too much advantage. Aberdeen now began to show better combination, and success attended their efforts, Davidson again finding the net with a hot shot, close in. Nettled at this reverse, the United woke up and Bisset had several hot shots to save. Davidson found the net for a third time, but the referee ruled offside. Just before half-time, C. Mackie added another goal for Aberdeen.

On resuming, Lochee immediately visited the Aberdeen custodian, but nothing resulted. It was Aberdeen's turn now. From a brilliant run down the right wing, C. Mackie shot strongly into Murray's hands. The custodian failed to get the ball sufficiently away, and Livingston, who was lying in a fine position, shot swiftly past Murray into the net. Livingston scored again for the Aberdeen, but offside was given. The homesters now continued to have the larger share of the play, the United having only the occasional look in. From midfield, C. Mackie, accepting apass from Davidson, rushed down the field, and after passing the visitors' defence, had no difficulty in scoring a fifth goal. About a minute later Davidson added a sixth point. The home forwards kept up the pressure, and a seventh goal was obtained by C. Mackie. Just before time was called, the Aberdeen forwards rushed through the ball once more. The United goalkeeper was inno way resposible for so many goals being scored against him, as he had no possible chance of saving. The visitors were extremely weak at back, and the Aberdeen forwards ran about them.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 13th January 1902

The Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Bisset; Douglas, Dakers; Sangster, Thomson, Robertson; Brash, C. Mackie, Livingstone, Davidson, McHardy.

Bookings:

Lochee United Teamsheet:  Murray; Gray, Stewart; D. Fleming, Morris, Fraser; T. Fleming, McLean, Vigrow, Jamieson, Clark

Bookings:

Referee: Mr. Beddington, Victoria United

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