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match report 1907-08 fixture list
Peterhead 1 - 2 Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Imlach       Simpson, McKinlay.  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Recreation Grounds, Peterhead
These teams played off a friendly fixture in the Recreation Park, Peterhead, on Saturday afternoon, before a large attendance of spectators. The teams were as follows:-

Aberdeen A: Mutch; Hannah, Cheyne; Morgan, JJ Simpson, Robertson; Davidson, R. Simpson, McKinley, Ritchie, Hay. Up to
Up to Peterhead: Pyper; Milne, Philip; McIntosh, Davidson, Mitchell; Imlach, J. Thomson, Ross, A. Buchan, W. Thomson.
Mister R. Massie, Peterhead, was referee.

The strangers kicked off, and that once adopted a dashing, go-ahead style. In the opening stages Pyper's charge was several times placed in danger, but he fisted out splendidly. A rush down the field by the Peterhead forwards, in which Ross and Thomson were conspicuous, resulted in Imlah scoring the first goal for the local eleven amid an outburst of cheering from the spectators. Play at this. Became exciting. Both teams showed good passing and combination but neither could find an opening. The goals were visited ultimately, and on one occasion Aberdeen had hard lines in not scoring, the ball grazing one of the uprights. When half-time arrived Peterhead was leading by one goal to nil.

After the interval, the strangers' started with great determination, footing all their energy into the game. R. Simpson sent in a swift shot from the right which Pyper failed to save and thus put the teams on equal terms. Shortly afterwards McKinley notched another point for the Aberdonians. After this the Peterhead forwards transfer the venue of play, and the visitors had to concede a corner, but nothing came of it. The locals kept up the pressure, but score they could not, and when time was called Aberdeen A was leading by 2 goals to 1.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 30th September 1907


The A's at Peterhead.

As a Northern League fixture could not be got for last week, Aberdeen A journeyed to Peterhead to play a friendly. The game drew out a large crowd, who had the satisfaction of seeing their own men play in better form than they have shown this season. They were first to score, giving Mutch no chance with the shot, and crossed over with 1-0 in their favour. Aberdeen took the game in hand during the second half, Bobby Simpson and McKinley scoring. The visitors overdid the close passing game, and-lost many chances thereby. The brothers Simpson were prominent for the Aberdeen, while Hannah played a great game at back. Mutch was also in good form between the sticks. For Peterhead the halves put in some hard, useful work, but the forwards were erratic at close quarters. The backs were safe, and but for the two goals the custodian saved many good shots, but the two he let past. .

Source: Bon-Accord, 3rd October 1907

Peterhead Teamsheet:  Pyper; Milne, Philip; McIntosh, Davidson, Mitchell; Imlach, J. Thomson, Ross, A. Buchan, W. Thomson

Unused Subs: R. Simpson, McKinley


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Mutch, Hannah, Cheyne, Morgan, Simpson, Robertson, Toman, Simpson, McKinlay, Ritchie, Hay.

Unused Subs:


Referee: Mr. R. Massie, Peterhead

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