Click here to go back to the AFC Heritage Trust Homepage Aberdeen Football Club Heritage Trust Logo  
AFC - Match Report
match report 1907-08 fixture list
Northern League 
East Fife 2 - 0 Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Horne, ?        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Bayview Park, Methil
At Methil, in a Northern League game. Mutch never kept a finer goal than in the first half. Mackie, the home custodian, was kicked on the breast, and had to be carried off. He resumed after the interval, and then Simpson, Aberdeen, misjudged a kick, fell heavily, and had to be carried off. East Fife scored twice. Aberdeen seldom proved dangerous, and were defeated by two goals to nothing.

Source: The Scotsman, 3rd January 1908

Played and Methil on Saturday. Teams:-

East Fife:Mackie; Fitzpatrick, Wallace; McDonald, McLean, Bell; Scott, Fotheringham, Nairn, Horne, Wilkie.
Aberdeen A: Mutch; Hanna, Brebner; Davidson, Simpson, Drain; Hay, Mckinley, Wilson, Robertson, Paterson.
Mr. Wood, Saint Johnston, referee.

East Fife kicked off, and in the early exchanges had the better of matters. After a short time Aberdeen got away, but were immediately brought up and sent back into their own territory. Hay managed to get away, and after a struggle in front of East Fife's goal the ball was forced behind, but nothing came of the resulting kick. Aberdeen still continued to press, and the home backs had their work cut out for them in repelling the attack. East Fife assumed the aggressive, and Mutch had a hot time but managed to keep his goal intact. Aberdeen next bombarded the homesters' goal, and Mackie in saving a shot was struck in the stomach with the ball. The custodian lost his wind, and although he made a plucky attempt to remain in his charge, he was seen to faint, and had to be carried off the field, one of the half-backs taking the vacant place.

When the second. Commenced, Mackie again came out with the East Fife team. The local lads at once took the game in hand, and Mutch had several hard shots to deal with. McLean beat the keeper, who was out of his goal, but Brebner cleared with his head. Aberdeen were now confined to their own territory, and Horne beat much with a rocket shot, while another goal was soon added, the game finishing - East Fife 2, Aberdeen A 0.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 6th January 1908

On Saturday, at Methil, East Fife beat Aberdeen A by 2-0 - a rather curious result in view of the game at Pittodrie. The Reserves seem to be going all away this New Year time, and are falling behind what they were doing a short time ago. What the reason is for this it would be difficult to explain, more particularly in the case of the forwards, whose shooting powers seem to have left them altogether.

Source: Bon-Accord, 9th January 1908

East Fife Teamsheet:  Mackie; Fitzpatrick, Wallace; McDonald, McLean, Bell; Scott, Fotheringham, Nairn, Horne, Wilkie


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Mutch, Hannah, Brebner, Davidson, Simpson, Drain, Hay, McKinlay, Wilson, Robertson, Paterson.

Unused Subs:


Referee: Mr Wood, St johnstone

Related Links: