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match report 1923-24 fixture list
Aberdeenshire Cup Final 
22/03/1924
 
Aberdeen 6 - 0 Keith
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Sutherland, Mutch, Spalding, Spalding, Dick, Dick.        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
County Cup Final
Keith proved match no for the Aberdeen Reserves in the County Cup final Pittodrie on Saturday, but they left a good impression of their dourness and pluck in the minds of the small number of spectators who braved the elements. This the first time in their career that the men the north have reached the final of this important competition, and their history in local football circles this season has been of a promising nature. Since 1911, when the cup was won by Fraserburgh it has not been out of Aberdeen. The University broke Aberdeen's sequence in 1921, but the "A" team have held the trophy for the past two seasons, and retained it for a third time on Saturday afternoon, beating Keith to the tune of 6 goals to 0.
For the greater part of the game the home players easily held the ascendancy, their superior stamina telling on the sodden ground. Despite the fact that they were playing on foreign soil, the visitors showed some good touches, but were frequently beaten by the size of the pitch. In the first few minutes K. Sutherland opened the scoring with a header from a corner kick, and before the first half was over other three goals had been scored. Mutch getting one, also off corner, and Spalding getting two - his second being a brilliant shot from twenty yards out.
With a four-goal lead, the Aberdeen players took things easy in the second period, and indulged more in fancy touches than in purposeful football. This enabled the visitors to take more share in the exchanges, but they were never really dangerous, although Cowie opened out the play well and had hard lines once or twice. Dick headed another couple of goals, also from corners.

Source: Press & Journal, 23rd March 1924

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Cunningham, Thomson, Bruce, Dick, Sutherland, McBoyle, Ritchie, Mutch, Spalding, Forbes, Thomson.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Keith Teamsheet:  Thom; Burgess, Brown; Murray, Gordon, Black; Hume, McBean, Cowie, Chapman, Whitecross

Bookings:

Referee: C. D. Bisset, Aberdeen

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