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match report 1914-15 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
06/03/1915
 
Aberdeen 0 - 0 Partick Thistle
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 6,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Aberdeen, except in the last ten minutes never looked like winning, and had they scored then it would have been hard on Partick Thistle, who all over were a more evenly balanced side and cleverer. Facing a bright sun and a fairly strong win in the first half the Thistle?s defence played a strong game, and their forwards, by smart outfield work, were repeatedly dangerous, albeit Grig had seldom to handle. Whittle and McTavish needed a lot of attention and Hynd shot on every opportunity. Aberdeen's forwards were ragged. This was apparent in the second half also, their attack consisting of disjointed rushes, which, however, needed all the resource of Bulloch and Adams to cope with. The former had no superior on the field. Branscombe had the best shot of the match ten minutes from time, and Greig, lying at full length, just managed to turn the ball round the post. Aberdeen made a desperate attempt to score in the last stages, halves and forwards raining in the shots. A draw was a fair result.

Source: The Scotsman, 8th March 1915

 
There was little to enthuse over in Aberdeen's home match with Partick Thistle. The visitors shot themselves to be clever in the outfield, and to have a good understanding between each other. Their attack had more method about it than the home van, but it lacked dash in clinching matters near goal. In the first half Partick faced the sun and wind, and their defence had little difficulty in meeting the rushes of the somewhat ragged home forwards. Bulloch was in fine form. Neither goalkeeper got much to do.

In the second period the Thistle defenders had quite as much to do as Aberdeen's had in the opening half. The most dangerous shot which Greig had to deal with in the afternoon came from Branscombe a quarter of an hour from time. In the closing 10 minutes Aberdeen applied a severe pressure, and indeed only then did they ever looked like a winning side. Thistle kept their end up, and deserved to draw. Bulloch had no superior in defence. Munro made a capital appearance, and repeatedly checked in at critical moments. The one half-back line was as good as the other. Whittle and McTavish were the pick of the thistle forwards and the best on the field.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 8th March 1915

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

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Partick Thistle Teamsheet:  Colquhoun; Adams, Bulloch; Morrison, Hamilton, J. Harris; Whittle, Hynd, N. Harris, McTavish, Branscombe

Bookings:

Referee: G. H. MacKenzie, Glasgow

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