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match report 1907-08 fixture list
Northern League 
17/08/1907
 
Dunfermline Athletic 4 - 0 Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Miller, Grier, Grier, Phillips        
Attendance: 0
Venue: East End Park, Dunfermline
At East End Park, Dunfermline, before a large crowd. Teams:-

Dunfermline: Thomson; Herd, McLaughlan; Brown, Innes, Phillips; Miller, Livingston, Grier, McLeod, Fraser.
Aberdeen A: Mutch; Bell, Brebner; Davidson, Simpson, Robertson; Morgan, Toman, McKinley, Ritchie, Lawrie.
Referee, Mr. Grant, Perth.

Aberdeen won the toss, and Grier kicked off for Dunfermline, but Aberdeen were the first to make headway. Dunfermline, however, made crowned on the right. Brebner transferred play, and Toman give Thompson a hard shot to save. Good tackling by Brown allowed McLeod and Fraser to get away, but Fraser was a little weak with his cross, and Brebner cleared. Aberdeen were awarded a fouled close in, and Simpson banged the ball past the post. One from a well directed pass by Phillips the home left got away, and Fraser crossing better this time to Miller, that player opened the scoring.

On the resumption Aberdeen got away through Morgan, but Phillips backed him well; and at the other end both Innes and Miller gave Mutch hot shots to save. From a miss kick by Herd, Lawrie made off, but he overran the ball, and play was again at the visitors' end. Dunfermline were now awarded a corner, which went past. Lawrie again got on the run, but Brown relieved with a good kick. Result - Dunfermline, 4 goals; Aberdeen A, nil. Mutch defended the Aberdeen goal brilliantly, but he was trice beaten, Grier scoring two goals and Phillips one.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 19th August 1907

 

The A's at Dunfermline.

After a fairly even first half, in which Aberdeen had plenty of chances to get on the lead, their shooting being very much off the mark, the home side won by 4-0. The second period resolved itself into a duel between Mutch and the opposing forČwards, and for a time he kept out everything that came his way in a masterful way. No blame could be attached to the goalČkeeper for the defeat; rather it should be put on the shoulders of the attack who failed to follow up the opportunities which were given them. The other departments of the team worked fairly well, but they have all been seen to better advantage.

Source: Bon-Accord, 22nd August 1907

 
Mutch; Bell, Brebner; Davidson, Simpson, Robertson; Morgan, Toman, McKinley, Ritchie, Lawrie
Dunfermline Athletic Teamsheet:  Thomson; Herd, McLaughlan; Brown, Innes, Phillips; Miller, Livingston, Grier, McLeod, Fraser

Bookings:

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Mutch, Bell, Brebner, Davidson, Simpson, Robertson, Morgan, Toman, McKinlay, Ritchie, Lawrie.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Referee: Mr Grant, Perth

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