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match report 1926-27 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
16/10/1926
 
Aberdeen 3 - 1 St. Johnstone
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Reid, Bruce 3, McDermid 15.       Munro  
Attendance: 14,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
ABERDEEN'S VICTORY OVER ST JOHNSTONE. Success of R. Bruce at Centre-Forward.
Aberdeen's victory over St Johnstone at Aberdeen was fully deserved on play. Aberdeen had the better set of forwards, who could be relied on to give a good finish to their work, R. Bruce being especially outstanding in that respect. The St Johnstone forwards were often at fault in missing chances, and Munro, their centre-forward, on at least two occasions failed to do what was expected of him. The Perth team's forwards, however, did not have the support they were entitled to from the half-backs, who showed a decided lack of constructive ability. To them chiefly St Johnstone might apportion the blame for losing the match. The best in the Perth defenders were Jamieson, Whyte, and Lafferty, and their most outstanding forwards were Black and Pocock. Ritchie, the right back of Aberdeen, had an opportunity of showing what he could do in taking the place of internationalist Hutton, transferred to Blackburn Rovers. He played a good, steady game, and there was no mistaking his keenness. Others who excelled on the Aberdeen side were Edward, MacLachlan, R. Bruce, and McDermid. There was an attendance of about 14,000, who saw a stiffly contested match. The goalscorers were Bruce, McDermid, and Reid for Aberdeen, and Munro for St Johnstone.

Source: The Scotsman, 18th October 1926

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Blackwell, Ritchie, Bruce, Cosgrove, Edward, MacLachlan, Reid, Cheyne, Bruce, McDermid, Smith.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

St. Johnstone Teamsheet:  Page; Penman, Jamieson; Whyte, Swallow, Lafferty; Kirby, Black, Munro, Pocock, Toner

Bookings:

Referee: J. Dougray, Barrhead

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