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Friendly 
07/10/1907
 
Aberdeen 5 - 1 Peterhead
Kick Off:    McKinlay, McKinlay, McKinlay, McKinlay, McKinlay.       Thomson  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
At Pittodrie yesterday afternoon, Peterhead played a selection of Aberdeen players before a comparatively large attendance, the day being the autumn holiday inn Peterhead. The teams were:-

Aberdeen: Macfarlane; Low, Hume; Davidson, JJ Simpson, Morgan; R. Simpson, McKinley, McIntosh, Macdonald, Paterson ('Varsity).
Peterhead: King; Phillips, winter; McIntosh, D. Davidson, Ross; Imlay, Mason, Buchan, Thompson, M. Davidson.
Referee - Mr. Bittiner, Aberdeen.

Peterhead made the first attack, and a couple of good tries were made on the right, but Aberdeen soon swept to the other end, and before five minutes had elapsed the ball had been netted twice. A smart cross by Paterson was headed in by McKinley. Then again Aberdeen came away, and a centre by Simpson again fell to McKinley, who popped the ball into the net. It was not altogether Aberdeen's game, however, for the strangers had a good set of forwards, supported by a bus Ling trio of halves. There were occasional spells of attacking at Macfarlane's end, and some good shots were sent in, particularly from the right. King was not left untried, and he effected some fine saves, the most notable of which were two hard drives from Bob Simpson. After a time the game and veered round to King's end, and it was painfully evident that the Pittodrie men were nearly amusing themselves with no serious intention of goal-getting. The visitors defence struggled manfully, however, and ultimately succeeded in raising the siege, when Mason made a good attempt to rush through the Aberdeen Lines. A foul to the visitors resulted in some excitement in front of the Aberdeen goal, the front line getting through the local defence, when buck and tried Macfarlane who conceded a corner. Before half-time McKinley was again the means of adding to Aberdeen's points, beating King at close range from a judicious cross from Simpson.

On the restart Peterhead did a good deal of bustling, which kept the Pittodrie men lively, but although the strangers showed some clever work they could not break down the opposing defence. Some forcing work by the local man gave Macdonald a cleared chance, but he shot wide. Then at the other end Imlay placed nicely in front of Macfarlane, and M. Davidson almost got a point. Buchan led the front line in good style, but through his judicious distribution the visiting right wing worked up, and Macfarlane had to hold twice in succession. Bob Simpson was frequently responsible for finding openings, and after racing down the margin, he presented McKinley with a simple chance, but the inside man shot wildly behind. Aberdeen's attacks were mostly nullified by fancy work, but Peterhead generally made good use of any looseness to make off two wards Macfarlane. Simpson on the right showed some fine terms of speed, and after racing down the wing, he contrived to beat both backs, and parted to McKinley, who made no bones about netting. The fishermen were full of life, and although working against such a leeway, they made the pace of enough to be uncomfortable at times for the Pittodrie defence. Phillips at right back sent in some stingers, which Macfarlane got rid off with difficulty. After a spell in the Aberdeen division, the local frontline worked down, and Paterson crossed beautifully. McKinley was again handy, and with the clever header landed the ball in the net. Peterhead got their first goal of it in a surprisingly easy fashion. Buchan got off and shot, but Macfarlane made no attempt to save. The ball rebounded off the post, and then Thompson banged in the ball, on this occasion finding the desired haven. McIntosh and Philips threatened to come to blows, but the tiff passed over, and a few minutes later time was called.

The gate amounted to £10.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 8th October 1907

 

McKinley Shines.

On Monday Aberdeen had Peterhead at Pittodrie in a friendly game, being the annual holiday of the latter town. It has been an ambition of the Peterhead to get a game with the League eleven at headquarters, and this they had gratified for once. Aberdeen put a strong side on, including Macfarlane, Hume, W. Low, Macintosh, and Macdonald of the first team, the others being taken from the reserves. It was a hard game to look on at, Peterhead showing up well at times, but their defence was troubled severely at times. Seldom does one man on a side score five goals all to his own cheek, but this McKinley managed, taking three in the first half and two in the second. He got every assistance from the others, especially R. Simpson, who was great at outside right. Peterhead played hard if not scien¬tific football, and lost the target often by sheer wildness in shoot¬ing. Towards the end they got through and went home with one goal to their credit against Aberdeen's five. Macintosh, who was tried at centre, did not make a great show, the man of the hour being Dave McKinley, who eclipsed anything he has yet done for Aberdeen. Easing down towards the finish the visitors were seen to better advantage, but they failed to impress one as having learned the better points of the game. They have plenty of dash and lasted a hard game very well indeed. No doubt they have profited by their game, and learnt something which they will put to good account.

Source: Bon-Accord, 10th October 1907

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  MacFarlane, Low, Hume, Davidson, Simpson, Morgan, Simpson, McKinlay, McIntosh, McDonald, Paterson.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Peterhead Teamsheet:  King; Phillips, winter; McIntosh, D. Davidson, Ross; Imlay, Mason, Buchan, Thompson, M. Davidson

Bookings:

Referee: Mr. Bittiner, Aberdeen

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