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14/05/1901
 
The Aberdeen 1 - 2 Celtic
Kick Off:    Davidson       Divers, Divers  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
The football season at Pittodrie Park was brought to an end yesterday evening, when the Aberdeen were visited by the Celtic, who are at present on tour. The weather was very favourable, and there was a large attendance of spectators. The teams lined up as follows:- Celtic: McFarlane; Davidson, Battles; Moir, McNeil, Hince; Drummond, Campbell, Divers, Livingstone, Findlay. Aberdeen: Bisset, Douglas, Mackie; Robertson, Thomson, Brown; McHardy, Davidson, C. Mackie, Shiach, Massie. Mr. James Philip, Aberdeen, was referee.

Celtic kicked off towards the east end of the field. They made but little progress to start with, play being confined to the middle of the field for some time. The Aberdeen were the first to come away, but a brilliant dash by Shiach along the left touchline failed. For the first time the Celtic got across the centre, and were on the point of scoring when Douglas got clear with the ball, and passed to Fullerton [sic.]. That player took full advantage of the opportunity thus afforded him, and when he came within a safe distance he passed to Shicah, who, however, failed to score. McFarlane caught up the leather, and fisted far out, and the visitors regained the advantage. Findlay came away by himself, but Bisset frustrated. A second attempt was likewise repelled. Aberdeen now had a monopoly of the ball, but the fowaards had great difficulty in passing Davidson and Battles. Davidson of Aberdeen tried to score, but slthough he did not succeed on this occasion, he made up for it shortly afterwards by netting the first goal of the match. To repeat this performance Aberdeen tried hard, but McFarlane as persistently defended. Although Celtic procured a corner, nothing resulted. In the ensuing play, Bisset's charge was repeatedly assailed without effect, the defence being particularly good.

The second hal was from the start stoutly contested. The Celtic had more of the play than Aberdeen, but Bisset saved well. At length he had to give way to a swift shot sent in by Divers, and thus the teams were equal. Aberdeen, after defending for some time, got down to McFarlane's goal and very nearly scored. The custodian, however, managed to clear. Taking Aberdeen by surprise, Divers got up he field and succeeded in putting on the winning goal. Although the finish was very exciting, the game ended without further scoring.

The Celtic today proceed to Inverness where they bring their season to a close.

Source:aberdeen Joural, 15th May 1901

The Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Bisset, Douglas, Mackie; Robertson, Thomson, Brown; McHardy, Davidson, C. Mackie, Shiach, Massie

Bookings:

Celtic Teamsheet:  McFarlane; Davidson, Battles; Moir, McNeil, Hince; Drummond, Campbell, Divers, Livingstone, Findlay

Bookings:

Referee: Mr. James Philip, Aberdeen

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