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North East Cup Final 
17/04/1909
 
Dundee 9 - 2 Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Fraser, Langlands, Macfarlane, Fraser, Hunter, Hunter, Hunter, Neal, Lee       Niblo, Lennie.  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Dens Park, Dundee
At Dundee, in the final of the North-Eastern Cup. Aberdeen were, unfortunately, deprived of McIntosh, their centre-half, for the greater part of the game. Dundee were easily the better side. Fraser opened the scoring for them, while Hunter, Langlands, and Lee added goals before the interval. Niblo scored for Aberdeen, who reduced Dundee's lead through Lennie shortly after the resumption. Subsequently, Dundee monopolised the play, and Aberdeen's defence made futile attempts to check the rushes of the home team. The footwork of the Dundee forwards was brilliant, and produced a crop of goals in the second half, Hunter (2), Neal (2), and Macfarlane being the scorers. Dundee won by nine goals to two.

Source: The Scotsman, 19th April 1909

 
But despite the inclement weather, large crowd congregated at Dens Park to witness the final for the North-Eastern Cup. Dundee made a rearrangement of their forward line, Langlands and Macfarlane exchanging places for the day, while Aberdeen played J. T. Lyon, of Brechin, at left back, and Scott, of Peterhead, at inside right. Teams:-

Dundee: Crumley; Lawson, Chaplin; Lee, Neal, Mair; Bellamy, Macfarlane, Hunter, Langlands, Fraser.
Aberdeen: Mutch; Colman, Lyon; Halkett, McIntosh, Low; Blackburn, Scott, Niblo, O'Hagan, Lennie.
Referee - Mr. Edwards, Jordanshill.

A spirited opening was made, both goals being attacked within the first 5 minutes. Niblo made a Cal and effort, and shot from close in. Chaplin into posed in the nick of time, and a fruitless corner was the result. McIntosh received the heavy ball full in the face from the foot of Lee, and had to be carried off the field. From a splendid pass from Bellamy, Fraser banged the ball through. Within the next minute or two Langlands added a second. Dundee were now all over Aberdeen, and before long Macfarlane and Fraser had both scored. Niblo made amends, however, and tried Crumley with a shot, which the latter allowed to slip into the net.

During the second half, and he had it all their own way. Aberdeen twice tried rearrangements of their team, but all to no purpose. Dundee were out to win, and there was no keeping them in. Lennie opened the scoring, but after his goal, Dundee settled down on the visitors' half, and goal off for goal was added. Hunter secured other two, we'll deal also got a couple league scoring the ninth. Dundee simply had a walk-over.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 19th April 1909

 

The Dundee Debacle.

The record defeat which Aberdeen got from their rivals at Dens Park on Saturday will rankle long in the breasts of their supporters. On a comparison of play and results, it could not be said that there was a difference of 9-2 between the teams, but such was the score, and there it remains. On McIntosh having to retire very badly injured shortly after the game began, Aberdeen played without any heart, and looked more like a team of novices than a first-class combination. They simply allowed themselves to be toyed with, and only occasionally gave what was expected of them. If the Aberdeen directors are being served by such weak-kneed players as this, the sooner they get a new race in their places the better for the club and those who support it. The game lost all interest after McIntosh had to retire, for Dundee simply did as they liked with the others. Their big score may have pleased the spectators, but the Northmen did not seem to appreciate it, and may repay it at some future date with interest.

Baillie Taggart greatly pleased the footballers on Saturday by this pleasant sallies in presenting the Dewar Shield and badges.
. Several of the southern delegates expressed the opinion that they had never seen this function better done.
Alloa supporters never dreamt but that they would win, and felt very sore at the shield going past them.
The better sportsmen amongst them, however, candidly admitted that the better team won.
Aberdeen "A" PlayerS had a "red letter" day on Saturday. They received splendid gold badges from Sir John Dewar for winning the shield, and in the evening they had handed to them the gold badges for being winners of the County Cup.
The "gate" on Saturday was expected to be larger by the Dewar Shield officials, who had their minds made up for a three figure result. The drawings, all in, came to 82.
We heard on Saturday night that the "A" Team have been such, a happy family this season, that they are all willing to sign on again if asked by the directors.
This would make the foundation for a good team, if it were leavened by a few of more experience.
There will be plenty of mid-week matches till the end of the season, and spectators will have their fill of football before the 30th April.
Even for a week after that, charities will engage attention, and it is satisfactory to note that the Celts will play their promised charity game on May 1, as arranged.
Aberdeen have still another trophy to win, and no doubt they will make an effort to do so, and that is the Fleming Charity, Shield.
Already the "A" Team have secured the Aberdeenshire Cup and Dewar Shield, and the winning of the charity one would oomplete the list.

Source: Bon-Accord, 22nd April 1909

Dundee Teamsheet:  Crumley; Lawson, Chaplin; Lee, Neal, Mair; Bellamy, Macfarlane, Hunter, Langlands, Fraser

Bookings:

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Mutch, Colman, Lyon, Halkett, McIntosh, Low, Blackburn, Scott, Niblo, O'Hagan, Lennie.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Referee: Mr. Edwards, Jordanhill

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