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25/04/1923
 
Peterhead 0 - 1 Aberdeen
Kick Off:          Miller.  
Attendance: 1,340
Venue: Recreation Park, Peterhead
In fulfilment of their bargain with the Peterhead Football Club for sacrificing its ground advantage in the Scottish Cup, Aberdeen visited Recreation Park last night, and played a friendly with the local eleven. For the occasion Peterhead were strengthened by several Fraserburgh players. There was a 53 gate, inclusive of entertainment tax, and the spectators get good value for their money.
The visitors, winning the toss, played with a strong wind behind them, and their superiority was quite apparent. Their play in the first half was more less of an exhibition nature. The locals, however, fought very gamely, especially McKay (Fraserburgh) at centre haft, who, being now resident in Peterhead, has been signed for the local club. Blackwell was very frequently called upon to handle, but there was no scoring in the first half.
After the game was resumed, Aberdeen, facing the wind, had to stop their fancy work, and stretch themselves a little more. Hutton took things very easily, and was never seriously tested. On several occasions Peterhead gave their supporters a thrill, but Blackwell was always there. Aberdeen's shooting was nothing to brag about. The visitors got the only goal of the match very softly. Miller, lying in front of goal, received the ball to his feet from the right wing, and Gibb had no chance to save. The Peterhead combination showed a want of understanding due to their lack of knowledge of one another's play, but they put up a fine fight against the professionals.

After the match both teams, together with their officials, were entertained to supper by the directors of the Peterhead Club.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal 26th April 1923

Peterhead Teamsheet:  Gibb (Fraserburgh), Wilson, Sutherland, Allan, McKay, Kinnaird, McDonald (Fraserburgh), Samuel, Duthie (Fraserburgh), Hall, Turner (Fraserburgh).

Bookings:

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Blackwell, Hutton, Smith, Travers, Milne, MacLachlan, Moir, Grant, Miller, Rankin, Robertson.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Referee: R.Bremner (Aberdeen).

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