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match report 1914-15 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
Raith Rovers 5 - 1 Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Rattray, Martin, Rattray, Thomson, Rattray       Cail.  
Attendance: 6,000
Venue: Stark's Park, Kirkcaldy
At Kirkcaldy, Raith Rovers, in presence of 4000 spectators, scored their best win of the season, Aberdeen forming the opposition. Rattray gave them the lead in the first minute, Martin shortly afterwards put on a second goal, Rattray a third, and before the interval Thomson had increased the Rovers' score to four. The exchanges in the second half were more equal, but Aberdeen found the leeway too great to make up. Rattray scored the Rovers' fifth goal and his own third, and Cail gor Aberdeen's only point.

Source: The Scotsman, 3rd January 1915

Aberdeen began 1915 auspiciously with a win over Dundee, and although few people hoped for a victory at Kirkcaldy the following day, fewer still anticipated so sound a whacking for the Pittodrie team. They had the misfortune to meet Raith Rovers on the top of their game after a series of disappointing results. Rovers scored in the first minute, and never looked like losing. The gave Colman, Hume, and Anderson a hard afternoon's work, and, thanks to a strong-going half-back line, completely mastered the Aberdeen attack until halfway through the second period, when the visiting forwards improved considerably. That trade and the hat-trick for the Rovers. Chatwin gave a splendid display, and Gibson, the Rovers' crack winger, was seldom seen. There was a lack of initiative and combination in the Aberdeen van, which, in turn, gave little relief to its own over-worked defenders. Cail scored Aberdeen's solitary point, but there was no outstanding player amongst the five.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 4th January 1915

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Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Anderson, Colman, Hume, Chatwin, Brewster, MacLachlan, Soye, Walker, Wyllie, Cail, Archibald.

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