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Coupar Angus 4 - 0 The Aberdeen
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Larghan Park, Coupar Angus
The club journeyed to Coupar Angus on Saturday to try their mettle against the club there. The Aberdeen captain won the toss, and chose to defend the southern goal, having a light wind, which, however, increased during the progress of the game, and a strong sun at his back. The ball was set arolling by the Coupar-Anus, and was immediately returned to their territory where, with the exception of three short runs, it remained during the first half. Shot after shot was made at the Coupar-Angus citadel, but it was too well defended by the eleven players to be captured. An occasional sally was attempted, but these were nipped in the bud by the Aberdeen backs, who played a splendid game, and their goal-keeper had, no means of showing his prowess during this half, as the ball was only three times past his lines. When half time was called neither team had scored. The Aberdeen captain had to retire to goal at the beginning of the second half; where he showed some splendid goal-keeping. With the wind in their favour, the home team attempted to return tit for tat, but owing to the speed of their opponents they were unable to do so. However, the runs of the Aberdeen forwards were futile, owing to the defensive tactics of the opposing backs, and the seeming bewilderment of their own half-backs. The Coupar-Angus scored four times during this half, and a very evenly contested game thus resulted rather unfortunately for the Aberdeen players in a win for the home players of four goals to love. The Aberdeen club, in this their first match, showed that with a little practice together and a few more matches, they will by another season be in good form and formidable opponents. After the game the strangers were entertained to a sumptuous repast in the Royal Hotel, where a couple of hours were very pleasantly spent.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 13th March 1882

Umpire: J. Bennie
Aberdeen Captain: A. V. Lothian
Coupar Angus Teamsheet: 


The Aberdeen Teamsheet:  A. Millar; A.V. Lothian, R. Hyslop; J. A. McHardy, J. Burns, J. C. Ross; A. Steel; W. Thomson, W. Stewart, D. B. Lothian, C. E. Glennie


Referee: J. Brown

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