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Leith Athletic 2 - 3 Aberdeen

HT Score: Leith Athletic 0 - 2 Aberdeen

East Scotland League
Leith Athletic scorers: Jackson, Jackson
Aberdeen scorers: Mackie, Mackie, Brown.

07/05/1906 | KO:

Aberdeen Go Strong at Leith.

These teams played an East of Scotland League engagement at Logie Green last night before about 1000 spectators. The Athletic turned out several new players. The Northerners played the better football, their forwards showing superior combination, and at half-time the score was:- Aberdeen, two goals: Leith Athletic, nothing. In the second half Leith scored through Jackson, and with the heartening their goal gave them they showed better work than before. Before the end Jackson equalised for the homesters from close in, but shortly afterwards Brown procured a third for the visitors, the game ending:- Aberdeen, three goals: Leith Athletic, two goals. Drawings, £30.

Source: Unknown, possibly The Scotsman, 1906-05-08

By their victory at Leith over the Athletic, Aberdeen have topped the East of Scotland League. Hearts may equal the "Wasps," but cannot beat them for the Dow Cup and Flag. On Monday night Aberdeen defeated Leith Athletic by three goals to two, and have thus gone through this competition without suffering a reverse.

Chatty Bits.

There Was a broad three foot smile on the Pittodrie directors' faces on Saturday after the match.
The number of enquiries I heard made as to who were signed-on was something awful.
There was a whisper that others are signed-on outside the present team. Their names will only be known once the season is closed. This may be true and it may not.
The directors are not to be drawn meantime as to what has and what has not been done. They seem to be angry when you make suggestions. The Press Match, was a great affair on Friday night at Pittodrie. It was an eye-opener to at least two of the combatants.
A midget goalkeeper, with a pair of good backs, and a scoring outside right, let the Union Street men get the victory.
There were sore bones on Saturday, and I learn that some of the pressmen were quite unfit for walking exercise, let alone anything else.
The game was contested in fine spirit all through, and let these pencillers into a few of the secrets of bow to "shoot wildly over the bar."
Harry Rennie thought the game on Saturday one of the best he has seen this season.
What an improvement there was in the front line of the Aberdeen; hardly a pass went a-begging, every one seemed to be in his propter place.
Henry Low made his best appearance as a centre and was voted a success.
A great improvement has come over Willox. If he can keep up Saturday's form he ought to be played regularly.
There was a grand cricket match at Pittodrie last Friday, when the Aberdeen footballers beat a cricket team from the Scottish Rifles.
Johnny Edgar carried off the honours in batting, and Halket in bowling, while Ward proved an excellent, man behind the stumps.
Dorkins disappointed Aberdeen on Monday, and Сruickshank had to fall into the front line.
Edgar is the handy man just now, and seems equally at home on the left and at inside.
With the "nerves" once worked off, Fordyce gave every promise of turning out a good custodian.
Tom Robertson had to keep a firm grip of the game on Monday. Still there were several nasty incidents that could have been avoided.
The team chosen to play for Aberdeen on Monday was on the light side compared with Dundee's heavy weights.
The High Cup does not seem to be be an attraction, when on an ideal day only £79 was taken.
Mr. Roose's performance at half-time was an attraction as it was clever. It whiled away the break at half-time very well.

Source: Bon-Accord, 10th May 1906

Aberdeen appeared at Logie Green, Edinburgh, last night, and met the Leith Athletic in an East of Scotland League match. The weather was fine, and there was a fair attendance of spectators.
Leith Athletic: Laing; Roberts, Moffat; Methven, Foules, Black; Pringle, Cameron, Jackson, Lee, Sinclair.
Aberdeen: Macfarlane; Boyle, Brebner; Halkett, J. Simpson, W. Low; Robertson, Mackie, Brown, McAulay, Lennie.
Referee - Mr. Adams. Falkirk.

Aberdeen had the better of the opening exchanges, but subsequently Leith had a good share of the game. A fine run by the home left looked like producing a goal, as also did a foul close in, but the ball was got away. Leith kept up the pressure for some time, but the Aberdeen forwards rushed play to the other end, their finish, however, being weak. Leith continued to play strongly, and Macfarlane had again to clear. Leith continued to maintain their supremacy, and MacFarlane's charge was several times in danger. A clever run by the Aberdeen left wing ended in a pass, which was well taken by Mackie, the Aberdeen inside right beating Laing with a fast shot. Leith rushed away in good style, and Macfarlane had again to clear. Lennie was once more in evidence, and from his pass Mackie drove into the net a second time.

Play, on being resumed, was in favour of Aberdeen, and Laing had to clear several times. From a combined run by the home forwards Jackson scored for Leith. Interesting play followed, in which neither team could claim much advantage. Ultimately Leith improved, and in a scrimmage Jackson equalised. Aberdeen, however, again made the running, and Brown scored a third goal. Subsequently play was of a fairly even nature, both goals being visited in turn.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 8th May 1906

NB On 15th May Hearts defeated Leith Athletic 3-2 and the East of Scotland Championship was thus shared with Aberdeen.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 16th May 1906

Leith Athletic Teamsheet
Laing; Roberts, Moffat; Methven, Foules, Black; Pringle, Cameron, Jackson, Lee, Sinclair
Attendance: 1,000
Venue: Logie Green Park, Leith
Referee: Mr. Adams, Falkirk
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