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match report 1907-08 fixture list
Aberdeen 1 - 2 Maryhill
Kick Off:  2:00 PM   Findlay.       Ramsay, ?  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
A friendly football much was played at Pittodrie, Aberdeen, yesterday afternoon between Aberdeen A and Maryhill, Glasgow. There was a fair attendance when the teams lined up as follows, under the charge of Mr. Bremner, Aberdeen:-

Aberdeen A: Hay; Hannah, Paterson; Davidson, Simpson, Brebner; Findlay, Wilson, Fraser, Robertson, Toman.
Maryhill: McBurnie; Murray, Brodie; Wilson, Thomson, Weir; Paterson, Ramsay, Blaikie, Chalmers, Hemphill.

At the outset the visitors pressed strongly, and their left wing ultimately forced a corner. The free kick was sent behind. For a considerable time locals were confined to their own half of the field. Maryhill, however, met with a strong defence, and this, together with bad shooting for goal, prevented them scoring. The Maryhill front rank showed excellent form. They were ably supported by their halves, and repeatedly placed the local goal in danger. Aberdeen got away occasionally, but Maryhill's defence proved too strong for them. After 25 minutes' play the locals took the lead. On play the point was undeserved. Wilson and Findlay managed to break away. The first-named player shot hard for goal. The shot, however, was blocked by Thompson, and the ball went out to Findlay. The right winger, without any hesitation, shot hard for goal, and the ball went flying into the net far out of McBurnie's reach. The visitors were not so prominent after this reverse dot they made several determined efforts to get on level terms, but the local defence had no difficulty in keeping them out. Play ranged from end to end, and neither side could claim any advantage.

Aberdeen took up the attack on resuming, and in the first minute Wilson had hard lines in not scoring. Maryhill soon made themselves felt, and Hay in saving had to concede a corner. Maryhill, however, did not profit by this advantage, for Aberdeen transferred play to the other end, where McBurnie brought off numerous smart saves. After some good work by the visitors' forwards and halves, Ramsay equalized within unsavable shot. Maryhill had the best of matters in the closing stages, and shortly before the call of time managed to secure the lead, thus winning by 2 goals to 1.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 2nd January 1908

Aberdeen A made a disappointing show in their game with Maryhill. A Glasgow junior team making rings round them Was hardly what the spectators came to see, and we can confidently say they were not satisfied.

Source: Bon-Accord, 9th January 1908

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Hay, Hannah, Paterson, Davidson, Simpson, Brebner, Findlay, Wilson, Fraser, Robertson, Toman.

Unused Subs:


Maryhill Teamsheet:  McBurnie; Murray, Brodie; Wilson, Thomson, Weir; Paterson, Ramsay, Blaikie, Chalmers, Hemphill


Referee: Mr Bremner, Aberdeen

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