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match report 1923-24 fixture list
Aberdeen and District League 
Aberdeen 9 - 0 Banff
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Ritchie, Sutherland, Mutch, Forbes, Forbes, Forbes, Thomson, Thomson, Thomson.        
Attendance: 1,500
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Goals Galore At Pittodrie
About 1500 spectators witnessed a one-sided encounter at Pittodrie, which at times bordered on the farcical. The visitors were Banff F.C., and they opposed Aberdeen Reserves under Aberdeen and District League auspices.
Right from the start it was evident that the men from the Moray Firth coast were not in the same class as their opponents, and even although Aberdeen fielded two juniors and had a rearranged rear division, they had a decidedly easy passage throughout. Three goals in the first half and six in the second by no means exaggerated their superiority, and the total might have been doubled had it not been for the brilliance of Blanchard in the Banff goal and for the frequent weak finishing efforts of the home forwards. Forbes, who led the home van, had the hat trick, as also had Thomson, at outside left, while the other trio of goals were got by Ritchie, Sutherland, and Mutch.
As already indicated, Banff were best served by their goalkeeper, and this despite the heavy score against him. His work was of a high standard, and he had no chance with any of the shots that beat him. McRae was fair at back, and Reid the best of a moderate middle line. The forward line was disjointed, particularly in the second half, when Gault did not resume. The visitors were too slow, and lacked the football skill of their experienced opponents, who, at times, practically toyed with the opposition.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 14th February 1924

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Cunningham, Thomson, Kynoch, Ritchie, Sutherland, Bruce, Spalding, Mutch, Forbes, Gray , Thomson.

Unused Subs:


Banff Teamsheet:  Blanchard; Wilson, McRae; Reid, J. Scott, McConnachie; Gault, C. Gunn, J. Gunn, P.Scott, Rodger


Referee: A. Dawson, Ellon

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