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match report 1912-13 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
Aberdeen 0 - 1 Clyde
Kick Off:          Reid  
Attendance: 11,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
A First League match was played at Aberdeen yesterday before a holiday crowd of 12,000 between Aberdeen and Clyde. The game throughout was keenly contested, the Glasgow team showing superiority in the first half, and the goal they got - the only one of the match - was deserved. Aberdeen were the superior lot in the second half, but their best efforts failed in securing the equalising goal. The goal scored was a header by the Clyde centre forward at close range, Hannah having failed in his tackle. The feature of Clyde's play was the thorough understanding, while Aberdeen lacked in combination. Result:- Clyde, one goal; Aberdeen, nothing.

Source: The Scotsman, 24th September 1912

Without Lennie and Hume, Aberdeen suffered their first home defeat for this season yesterday, when Clyde and snatched and only goal victory at Pittodrie. There were 11,000 spectators, and these were entertained to a dour display of football which never was brilliant. Hannah played at left back for the home team, a position to which he is not accustomed, and Clyde early located the weakness and played upon it. It was from a cross by the Clyde Wright that Reid headed the only and winning goal, which King could not have saved. Aberdeen attacked with great persistence, but the Clyde backs were always masters of the situation. Walker had one grand try for Aberdeen, but grand saved, and Wilson had two shots blocked. Clyde, however, held the upper hand, and deserved their narrow lead at the interval.

The crowd cheered on Aberdeen at the restart, but though the home van attacked strongly, the Shawfield backs held them well in check, and despoiling half-back line a dented combination to any great extent. Clyde were content with their lead, and acted almost entirely on the defensive, but Aberdeen could not get through. Their efforts were terribly disjointed, and their finishing was weak in the extreme. The team as a whole failed to maintain the improvement shone against Hamilton on Saturday. The substitutes were the weakest part of the team, which was badly balanced, and never looked like winning.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 14th September 1912,/p>

N.B. This was a Monday afternoon match
Aberdeen Teamsheet:  King, Colman, Hannah, Davidson, Wilson, McConnell, Soye, Walker, Main, Travers, Wood.

Unused Subs:


Clyde Teamsheet:  Grant; Farrell, Blair; Walker, McAndrew, Collins; Jackson, Fleming, Reid, Carmichael, Stevens


Referee: Mr. Muir, Edinburgh

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