Source: The Scotsman, 14th January 1907
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 14th January 1907
Quits at the " Port."The weather was clear overhead, with a troublesome wind blowing, and the pitch was soft from the recent heavy weather. If the " Port " had anxieties as to their usual players, they have no dearth of recruits equally as good to fill their places. Aberdeen left Glasgow early in the forenoon and were at Clunie Park in good time for the start, which was witnessed by a moderate attendance. Aberdeen's left got away very nicely, but Clelland accepted the parting shot on his "bread basket." There was little excitement for a time, as the Port forwards lay well down, and had to be frequently pulled up for offsides. Between that and the vagaries of the wind the ball got little work to do. It was left to Henry Low to show how it could be done, and he put a shot past Shaw which left the goalkeeper wondering. It was rather a doubtful point which gave the Port the equaliser, though one would have forgiven Rab for this had he not let a very soft one go over his arm shortly after. Play in the second period was all in favour of the Aberdeen, Shaw having to show all his powers to keep the score down. Eventually O'Hagan broke his duck by trickily eluding the custodian. Even to the very last we had hopes of Aberdeen taking the lead, but the whistle sounded with honours even - 2 goals each.
Chatty Bits.Aberdeen's draw at Port-Glasgow is a decided advance on last season's 3-1 defeat. Again our good friend Macfarlane failed us on his own pitch, otherwise we should have had the two points away with us. The result, however, reverses last season's spoils, which went to the Port, who claimed a win and a draw. At home the supporters seemed very well pleased, especially those who knew the peculiar-shaped pitch at Clunie Park. McKinley did not shine in his old place on Saturday. Why not try him at inside right? Brebner was the better of the two backs, and it will be a difficult matter to oust him from his place in the first team. The A term did bad on Saturday, and the forwards are getting the blame of it all. It seems that only one of the two new men were a success, and that was Mitchell, from Stirling, who played very well with. Lawrie. Mackie was too slow, and was not sharp at all on the ball. Edgar did not give his leg too severe a test on Saturday. Once he felt the pain starting he thought it time to cease sprinting. It was well for Buckie that Johnny came off, for if he had once begun to score there would have been no stopping of him. McIntyre a capital dribbler, but he overdoes that and spoils his partners. He ought to he node to understand that there are other four forwards besides him on the field. Howarth is a good man between the posts and can field the ball well, besides, his kicking is strong and well directed. The draws for the Fleming. Charity Shield are announced as follows: Aberdeen v Peterhead ; Fourth Team v. Aberdeen A. The Charity Committee start this season with a surplus in hand, the result of collections at the trial games at Pittodrie. We expect there will be one or two full dress rehearsals at Pittodrie prior to the cup tie with Johnstone. Johnstone are to run a special train through with supporters, and they expect to get through this round, as they have been fortunate in previous years at the first hurdle.
Source: Bon-Accord, 17th January 1907