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Northern League 
02/11/1907
 
Brechin City 1 - 2 Aberdeen
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Glebe Park, Brechin
The meeting of Brechin City with Aberdeen A on Saturday produced one of the most hotly-contested matches of the season, both teams being equally matched. The first half was very keenly contested, neither side having much advantage, and while both goals were frequently attacked, the fine work of the respective custodians rendered all efforts few tile, the first half ending with both goals intact.

In the second half Brechin, shortly after the opening notched a goal, and this put Aberdeen on their mettle, and they came away with beautiful combined play, and the home lot began to fall off. A somewhat soft goal drew the teams equal. Aberdeen continued to press, and sim secured a second goal from a shot which gave the goalkeeper no chance. Brechin worked hard to equalise, and again found the net, but offside made the effort of no avail. The homesters continued to struggle for a second point, but the visiting defence defied all their efforts, and Aberdeen, when the whistle blew, were leading by the own goal, winning on their merits.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 4th November 1907

 

The Leaders Beaten.

We do not think that Brechin City have been defeated on their own pitch in the Northern League this season. Nor did the large attendance in the compact enclosure and stand very much dread that they were to be defeated on Saturday by Aberdeen A. All honour to the Aberdonians for accomplishing such a fine performance. At the start the visitors were never too certain, and the defence were hard put to it to keep the Brechin attack from scoring. Mutch saved one or two grand shots before the venue of operations was changed. Once Aberdeen got into their stride Brechin's defence found they were not to be trifled with, Wilson and Muir both having very fine efforts stopped by the goalkeeper. There was no scoring in the first period, and shortly after resuming a mistake on the part of the backs going too far up let Brechin in, Easson walking in with the ball.
Aberdeen came away strong after this, and Wilson scored the first goal with a very fine shot, one of "Geordie's" expresses. Keeping up the pressure, Ritchie scored the second and winning goal with a high drooping shot, which completely deceived the goalkeeper. The last five minutes saw Brechin put forth tre-mendous efforts to get level, but the Aberdonians were having none, and kept their lead, which on play they deserved to win.

The Players.

Brechin are very well served by their defence, which lacks nothing in the way of daring. Their right wing pair are the best amongst the forwards though the left are in good order too. Half back is their weakest point, and it was here that Aberdeen could hold them. There was not a weakling in the Aberdeen side. It would be impossible to give one more praise than another, for they worked together as nearly as perfection can be attained in football. One thing is certain, that there is not a man amongst them on Saturday's form but could fill a vacancy in the first team at any moment. The result of so creditable a win is due to their good training, and is a credit to the team as a whole.

Source: Bon-Accord, 7th November 1907

Brechin City Teamsheet:  Don; Chapman, Lyon; Melvin, Shand, Skea; Easson, Clark, Glen, Strachan, Brown

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Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Mutch, Hannah, Brebner, Davidson, Simpson, Drain, Muir, McKinlay, Wilson, Ritchie, Robertson.

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