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match report 1907-08 fixture list
Northern League 
31/08/1907
 
Dundee Wanderers 3 - 3 Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Stewart, Robertson, Whitton       McKinlay, Lawrie, Robertson 2 (Pen).  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Clepington Park, Dundee
This much was played at Clepington Park, Dundee, before a few spectators. Teams:-

Wanderers: McIntosh; Sampson, Mitchell; Wyllie, Fyffe, Robertson; Stewart, white, Day, Whitton, Wilson.
Aberdeen: King; Sim, Hay; Morgan, JJ Simpson, Robertson; Lawrie, Mckinley, Wilson, Ritchie, R. Simpson.
Referee - Mr. Davidson, Arbroath.

There was a downpour of rain shortly after the start. In the midst of it, Robertson, from a foul, scored for Aberdeen. Play was stopped for 10 minutes. After three abortive corners for Aberdeen, the wanderers transfer to play, and scored through Stewart. Mckinley again put Aberdeen on the lead. Lawrie scored the third goal for Aberdeen, and then Robertson scored a second for the wanderers.

None of the clever passages which were conspicuous during the first half of the game marked the earlier stages of the second. Play was scrappy in the extreme, and neither goalkeeper was at all troubled by the opposing sides. Then went completely from the game. At last there was a diversion. The Wanderers' forwards gathered themselves together and dashed on King's charge with a fine united effort, resulting in Whitton equalising.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 2nd September 1907

 

A Draw at Clepington.

The start at Clepington Park on Saturday was a sensational one, and displayed how eager "Gowie" is to take every advantage of anything agoing. When the Wanderers kicked off, Wilson fastened on and put out to Lawrie, who went away towards Macintosh; in receiving the ball back, Ritchie got his pins knocked out beneath him. The double toot was sounded, and "Gowie" placed the ball and had it in the net before the Wanderers knew where they were, and the game had not lasted two minutes at that. Rain in torrents sent the players to take shelter for a long time ere they could resume the game. Aberdeen asserted themselves, and had vile luck in not adding to their score through the glaur in front of goal, and the frequent pulling up for off-sides when there was nothing in it. McKinley got in the second goal, and then from a kick-and-rush charge the inside right of the Wanderers scored. Lawrie added a third, and just on half-time Wanderers scored a second goal, the legitimacy of which was hotly disputed. Aberdeen looked like winning all over, when in a melee in front of goal, one of their own halves unfortunately headed past King and put the teams level. Hard lines followed the "Wasps" all through, and they had to be content with a draw of three goals each. The Wanderers have a dashing lot of players, with little method, but just the style to suit Northern League pitches. All the Aberdeen men played well, with the exception of the new back from Blairgowrie, who was very much below the standard set him by Hannah, the latter being the best back on the field.

The A team had a rough journey at Clepington Park on Saturday.
Whenever they settled to the close passing game, they were rudely shoved off, and had to give a little bit knock too.
Hannah surprised most by his daring dashes amongst the Wanderers, and he came off every time.
The left back never got into his stride, and was a passenger all the first half, though he played better in the second period.
King was amazed at the second goal being allowed to count, as he was badly charged when he had the ball away, and was kept on the post till it went through.
The spectators at Clepington were not numerous, but they have powerful lungs.
They might put forth their surplus energies to have the grass mowed on the pitch, and they would see better football.
All they seem to want is their team to win at any cost and by any means.

Source: Bon-Accord, 5th September 1907

Dundee Wanderers Teamsheet:  McIntosh; Samson, Mitchell; Wyllie, Fyffe, Robertson; Stewart, Whyte, Day, Whitton, Wilson

Bookings:

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  King, Sim, Hay, Morgan, Simpson, Robertson, Lawrie, McKinlay, Wilson, Ritchie, Simpson.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Referee: Mr John Davidson, Arbroath

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