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Aberdeen 2 - 1 Dundee Wanderers

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 1 Dundee Wanderers

Northern League
Aberdeen scorers: Ward, Lawrie.
Dundee Wanderers scorers: Clinton (pen)

06/04/1907 | KO: 15:30

Aberdeen A met the Dundee Wanderers at Pittodrie in a Northern League fixture. There was a fairly good attendance when the teams lined up as follows:-

Aberdeen A: Mutch; Willox, Brebner; John Robertson, J. Simpson, G. Robertson; James Robertson, Ward, McKinley, Lawrie, McKenzie.
Wanderers: McBride; Kirkland, Fairweather; Hogan, Fenton, Scott; McLeish, Burns, Petrie, McLachlan, Clinton.

The visitors kicked off with a strong sun against them, but notwithstanding this disadvantage the visitors' goal was bombarded persistently. McBride had a busy time in keeping his goal intact. Five minutes after the start Aberdeen secured a corner, the result of which was a scrimmage, which terminated in another corner. The ball was beautifully placed, and Lawrie sent in a shot which completely beat McBride. This lead put vigour into the play, and Aberdeen at once carried the ball into the visitors' territory. The local forward line played a dashing game, the opposing backs havinghard work in clearing their lines. The Wanderers had occasional runs up the field, and in one of these they were awarded a penalty through Mutch fouling Burns. Clinton took the kick, and although Mutch made a splendid effort to save, the ball went inside the net, making the game level. McKenzie had several good tires, but McBride saved on each occasion. Laurie had a splendid run and notched a goal, but this was disallowed for offsides. Aberdeen continued to press, and Laurie sent in another shot, which was saved at the expense of a corner. Up to half-time the game was very fast, but no further scoring took place.

On the resumption of play the game started as the previous half had finished, very fast. The Aberdeen forwards played a splendid passing game, but their shooting was weak, numerous chances being thrown away through erratic shooting. McBride had to face a fierce bombardment, but the pressure was relieved by one of the backs who played a capital game. The game was purely a one-sided one, the Aberdeen men doing all the pressing. Rather uninteresting play followed, until a fine rush by McKenzie, who centred to Ward, brought another goal. Aberdeen now being one goal up, excitement was not so keen, and the players did not exert themselves to such an extent as before.

The gate amounted to £32, including stands.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 8th April 1907

A Welcome Win at Pittodrie.

Though handicapped by changes in the team, the Reserves maintained their hold on the Wanderers, and took full points off them as they did at Clepington a short time ago. The Reserves held the upper hand all through, and it was not their fault that more goals were not scored. The win by 2-1 was sufficient to land them the points, but their play deserved a bigger margin, but for the luck which seemed to attend the Wanderers' defence in clearing. Time and again the Wanderers' backs just got the ball away by sheer recklessness more than by good judgment. Prominent amongst the attack were Laurie, Ward, and McKenzie, who were well in the thick of it all the time. The halves were up to their usual, which is not faint praise to them, and so were the backs, while Mutch goes on improving week after week. On the Wanderers' side both backs and custodian were good, and the halves put in some useful work. In the attack the centre was the pick, with a fairly strong left wing to back him up.

Source: Bon-Accord, 11th April 1907

Dundee Wanderers Teamsheet
McBride; Kirkland, Fairweather; Hogan, Fenton, Scott; McLeish, Burns, Petrie, McLachlan, Clinton
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
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