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match report 1914-15 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
20/02/1915
 
Aberdeen 0 - 0 Hibernian
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 8,500
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
About 7000 spectators witnessed the match between Aberdeen and Hibernians at Pittodrie, Aberdeen. Delightful weather favoured the fixture. A hard even game was witnessed, and the result was a draw, neither side succeeding in scoring. Both defences played firmly, and the goalkeepers got comparatively little to do. With the teams playing eagerly, the game was quite interesting, though the standard never rose above the average. McColl, Hibernians' left back, was prominent during the early attacks by Aberdeen in the first half, and Kerr was also very active. Smith, the outside left , had some smart runs in the second half, while Fleming had one of the best shots of the match. Aberdeen's backs played resolutely.

Source: The Scotsman, 22nd February 1915

 
The Edinburgh hibernian SP were the visiting team at Pittodrie on Saturday, and they had the advantage of the best whether experienced since the new year, and they had also the gratification of one of the largest attendances seen at Pittodrie this season, the crowd being estimated at between 8000 and 9000.

In the opening stages the game promised well. Play was fast, both ends being visited in rapid succession. The Hibernians were faster, and showed the better idea of placing the ball, and their wings and half-backs combined better than those of Aberdeen. The local middle line was ponderously slow. Luckily, Colman was in good form, and he was in early in evidence in defensive work. And the other end the backs were sound, McCole being resolute and sure in tackling and kicking with remarkable power. There was no scoring in the first half.

The second period for the most part was lacking in exciting incident, the play being of a somewhat humdrum character. Both goalkeepers had much to do, but it could not be said that they were never really likely to be beaten, clearing confidently and making no mistakes. On both sides the defences dominated the attack, particularly the backs. A draw was a fair result of the play, admitting that Hibs were slightly the better balanced combination. The game was wonderfully free from fouls, indeed, the lack of force seemed to be the Hibs' chief weakness.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 22nd February 1915

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Greig, Colman, Munro, Brewster, Wyllie, MacLachlan, Soye, Archibald, Cail, Walker, Wylie.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Hibernian Teamsheet:  Allan; Grosert, McCole; Kerr, Patterson, Robertson; Lennie, Fleming, Henderson, Clark, Smith

Bookings:

Referee: Mr. Wynne, Uphall

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