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Robertson Cup 
03/05/1920
 
Aberdeen 0 - 1 Dundee
Kick Off:          Bell  
Attendance: 9,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Nine thousand people saw Aberdeen and Dundee revive the Robertson Cup competition at Pittodrie Park yesterday - the spring holiday in Aberdeen - when the visitors pulled through by the only goal, scored by Bell fifteen minutes after the start.

Source: The Scotsman, 4th May 1920

 
Nine thousand holiday-makers saw Aberdeen and Dundee renew acquaintance under Robertson Gup auspices at Pittodrie yesterday afternoon, when the visitors were fortunate to win by the only goal of the game. Dundee were without Thomson and Troupe, their internationalists, and Aberdeen had out two new backs in Murray (Hall, Russell's Juniors) and Raitt (Elgin City), while in the half-back line they had the assistance of V. E. Milne and A. McCombie, the two Aberdeen University players. Although there were occasional bright passages, it was rather an uninteresting game. Early on Rawlings hit the Aberdeen upright, and after 30 minutes, Bell worked his way through the Aberdeen defence to beat Anderson, who touched the ball, but was unable to stop its progress into the net. Subsequently there was considerable midfield play, in which neither side claimed advantage, the wingers on both sides frequently wasting balls by sending behind. Massie, and Grant for Aberdeen had good tries, and before the interval Bell missed a great opportunity for Dundee when, after being past the defence, he parted weakly for Anderson to save.

Aberdeen accounted for most of the pressure in the second period, when V. E. Milne at centre-half was much in the picture. The Dundee goal had several narrow escapes, a header from Macdonald and shots by Grant and Milne just missing. Near the finish, following upon a flag kick, McCombie hit the Dundee crossbar. On the home side Murray and Raitt were coolness personified, and, if erratic at times, both shaped well, the Elgin lad creating the better impression. All three half-backs gave a good display, Milne's work being particularly fine, and McCombie getting in power of work. The weakness was in the forward line, where Macdonald was seen to most advantage. Grant, too, played well, but showed a tendency to waste too many balls by crossing behind.
On, the Dundee side was the better back, and Nicol and Jackson were best in the middle line, and forward they were finely served by Rawlings and Buchan.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 4th May 1920

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Anderson, Murray, Raitt, Wright, Milne, McCombie, Grant, McLaughlin, Massie, MacDonald, Archibald.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Dundee Teamsheet:  Watson; Raitt, Fleming; Nairn, Niool, Jackson; Rawlings, Buchan, Bell, Slade, McDonald

Bookings:

Referee: Peter Craigmyle, Aberdeen

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