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match report 1926-27 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
30/04/1927
 
Aberdeen 2 - 0 Motherwell
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Bruce, Bruce.        
Attendance: 8,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
ABERDEEN FINISH UP WITH A WIN. Bruce's Belated Goals.
Aberdeen's victory over Motherwell by two goals to nothing at Pittodrie Park was flattering to the winners on the general run of the play, though it must be said that Aberdeen's centre forward, Bruce, secured both goals in capital style, and brought his season's total of goals up to nineteen - the highest for any member of the team. Both goals were obtained by direct effort. Frame and Johnman, Motherwell's stalwart backs, played a very strong, steady game throughout. Craig, at centre-half, and Stevenson and Ferrier, the left-wing pair, also served their side well. Aberdeen manifested the end-of-the-season feeling throughout till about ten minutes from the close, and then it was Bruce's success in scoring which livened them up.

Source: The Scotsman, 2nd May 1927

 
Aberdeen finished the season in good style by defeating Motherwell by 2 goals to 0. As the result of this victory, which is the first for two months, the club occupies eighth position on the table, which is an improvement of three places compared with season 1925-26.
Saturday's game, while keenly contested, was not inspired. Generally the attacks were well held by sound but not brilliant defences, and the shooting was a lost art. The half-back play, too, left much to be desired, as while the respective divisions were seen to advantage as spoilers, they kept the ball too much in the air to be of much assistance to their forwards. Both goals came in the last six minutes of the game, and when most people had resigned themselves to goal-less draw. Bruce, the home centre forward, got a pass up the middle, and brushing past the backs, easily beat McClory from close range. Shortly afterwards the same player got a second. In a race to meet a pass forward he beat the Motherwell goalkeeper, tipping the ball into the net as McClory advanced to intercept. Both goalkeepers had a fair amount of work to go through, and did well. There was not a great deal between the backs, but the Motherwell pair were both at fault when Bruce got through to score. Of the half-backs McDermid and Edward were best for Aberdeen, and of the forwards Cheyne and Bruce were most prominent. Of the Motherwell attackers Stevenson and Ferrier took the eye most, and Craig played a sound game at centre half. The attendance about 8000 was about the smallest for a League game at Pittodrie this season.

Source: Press & Journal, 2nd May 1927

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Blackwell, Muir, Jackson, Cosgrove, Edward, McDermid, Reid, Cheyne, Bruce, Lawson, Smith.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Motherwell Teamsheet:  McClory; Johnman, Frame; McFadyen, Craig, Thackeray: McMurrie, Hutcheson, Cameron, Stevenson, Ferrier

Bookings:

Referee: R. Innes, Glasgow

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