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match report 1916-17 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
Aberdeen 1 - 1 St. Mirren
Kick Off:    Wyllie (Pen).       Pringle (pen)  
Attendance: 5,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
St Mirren were rather lucky to share the points at Aberdeen, for up to the last twenty minutes they were well held. Aberdeen were so superior in the first half that they ought to have scored long before J. Wyllie converted a penalty for them twelve minutes from the interval. Although the Saints improved in the second period, they found the home defenders in such form that they seldom got in a shot at Anderson. The latter was brilliant in the closing stages, when the Paisley men revealed their best shooting form. In the last minute Pringle equalised from a penalty, which came through Colman handling. About 5000 spectators saw the game..

Source: The Scotsman, 4th September 1916

On the run of play at Pittodrie on Saturday, Aberdeen should have finished with two points and at least as many goals better than Saint Mirren. They had the quick-and in the first half, and, if scarcely so superior in the second, when Brewster played at outside right, had still rather more of the game. The home forwards were eager and full of dash, but there was a lack of method near goal. Ambler put plenty of them into everything he did, and kept Hillcoat on tenterhooks. The goals both came from penalties. The referee was in no doubt about Aberdeen's, but he had to consult the linesman before he gave Saints theirs. The Paisley forwards only came out of their shell in the last quarter of an hour, and though their dash was great, it looked as if Aberdeen would pull off the event, and hundreds left the park under the impression that the two points were booked for the home total. Moir was a little erratic, otherwise the home defence was sound. Sergeant Calder was in tip-top form. The forwards were a level lot. Brewster was more than a near passenger in the front, but the rearrangement did not make for effectiveness. On the visitors' side, Hillcoat was not so steady as Anderson. The backs were solid. Brown was the pick of the halves, and Pringle and Inglis the best of a middling lot of marksmen.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 4th September 1916

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Anderson, Colman, Moir, Brewster, Wyllie, Calder, Cumming, Walker, Ambler, Cail, Wylie.

Unused Subs:


St. Mirren Teamsheet:  Hillcoat; Reid, Marshall; Dixson, Brown, Gordon; Blackwood, Pringle, Inglis, Lindsay, Sowerby


Referee: Mr. A. Allan, Glasgow

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