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Northern League 
03/12/1892
 
Montrose 5 - 2 The Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Murray, Keillor, Cameron, From Scrimmage, Falconer       Toman, Toman  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Links Park, Montrose
These teams played off their fixture in the Northern League Championship competition on Links Park, Montrose, on Saturday. There was a food attendance of spectators. The weather was bitterly cold, and, owing to the severe frost, the ground was hard. Losing the toss, Montrose kicked off against a breeze of wind. They immediately made for the opposing uprights, but the Aberdonians cleared in fine style, and took the ball to the other end. McKie was called upon to save his charge, and the "stripes," having had a look-in, were then driven back to defend their own goal. Play became of an equal nature. The home team had several good runs up the field, and on one occasion, a beautiful shot of Burgess struck the posts, and rebounded into play. The Aberdeen ran down, and Bowman saved his goal from falling with a strong kick. A foul was given off Ketchen in midfield, and Bowman, placing the ball well, Keillor shot, and Murray, in centre, saw it through. The Aberdonians now had the game in hand, and pressing, Toman soon had the game squared. They continued to show better form than their opponents, and before half time arrived Toman, off a fine shot by Singleton put on a second goal.
The Montrose at the commencement of the second period soon made tracks for the opposing goal, but were driven back. For a few minutes play was in mid-field, and then a foul was given against Aberdeen for the goalkeeper fisting the ball outside his limit, and Keillor sent the ball through untouched. The local men still pressed, but the defence for some time prevailed. Latterly the leather, was passed to Keillor, who shot, and Murray sent it through. Montrose continued to act on the aggressive, and the strangers' goal ran several narrow escapes. Ultimately a shot of Thornton's was sent through by Cameron, putting the Montrose in the lead. The Aberdonians now seldom got past midfield. Out of a scrimmage a fourth goal was got, and a minute later Falconer put on a fifth with a swift low shot. During the remainder of the period the Montrose hemmed in their opponents, but chiefly owing to the grand defence of the goalkeeper they could not score. The game ended: Montrose, 5 goals; Aberdeen, 2.

Source: Dundee Courier, 5th December 1892

 

SHORT KICKS.

From Montrose.

The whites on Saturday were like the weather - a "frost," the team being far below the form shown on the previous Saturday.
The hero of the game was Ramsay (who, by the way, got his hand severely sprained in the seecond portion of the match). Although getting little support he kept a magnifioent goal, fisting and kicking to perfection. In the opinion of players and spectators, no better exhibition of goalkeeping has been given in Montrose.
Ketchen and Wood played below their usual Wood especially so.
The pick of the half-backs was Colin Ross, who throughout played a hard game and kept Keillor well in hand. From a particularly fine pass of his, Toman with a well-directed header scored the best goal of the match.
Ewen gave a good account of himself at left half, and ran Ross hard for first place.
Cobban was not up to his usual form. Reserving yourself for Saturday? Eh, Lee?
Forward, Toman played splendidly in centre - his head work being greatly admired - and scored both goals.
Whitehead and Whyte will make a capital right wing. Both are possessed of speed and dash, which will make itself felt ere long.
Singleton seemed to feel the want of Morley In fact the combination forward was diaorganised through the latter's enforced absence.
Montrose got along splendidly on the hard ground.
Keillor played like the Internationalist he is, and the rest of the forwards combined very effectively. and have not been seen to better advantage this season.
The half-backs were fair, and both backs - especially Bowman - played a strong game, and many well directed shots were turned aside by these two.
McKie gave a good account of himself in goal.
Mr James Robertson, of Partick, was referee, and under his watchful eye the game was contested in a gentlemanly way.
A Montrose crowd are nothing if not selfish. The manner in which they treated the play of the visitors was really very unfair - howling, shouting, &c.
Keillor gave Colin Ross a perfect rib-starter, bet the latter had ample revenge shortly after.

Source: Bon-Accord, 1892

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