Buckie thistle suffered some defeat to the tune of 6-1 at the hands of a Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Saturday, after an unequal contest, in the final for the Fleming Charity Shield. Mr. John McHardy, University, was referee, and the teams were:-
Aberdeen: King; Colman, Hume; Davidson, Wilson, Millar; Soye, Edgar, Hannah, Lennie, Neilson.
Buckie: Davidson; Ross, G. Reid; Duncan, McLennan, Grant; J. P. Clark, Neilson, McKenzie, Burnett, Stewart.
From the start Aberdeen took their opponents easily, and the Buckie lads almost created a surprise. They got close in through their right wing, and after Clark had a neat cross and a drive, McKenzie at centre, along with Neilson, very nearly got through. Only 10 minutes and go on when the locals secured the first goal through Edgar. The Thistle defenders were not lying down to the attack, and it was well on to the interval before the second point came, the honour again falling to Edgar. Meantime the visitors' attack was not idle, and while they never got over the professional defence, there was pretty work and a deal of good combination, which did not fail to meet the approbation of the crowd.
On resuming it was clearly evident that the Pittodrie men were out for a bit of fun, without very serious intentions on Davidson's charge. A foul close on the penalty line was converted by George Wilson from the free-kick. Subsequent to this the comic element predominated. Lennie had a couple of rare snap drives, and while one of these was undoubtedly over the goal line, the point was not claimed. Davidson had a lot of work, and although his charge fell six times before the finish he had a lot of clever saves. King was occasionally called upon, and he had all that he could do to get the leather away while lying on the ground with a couple of Thistle men in close attendance. A minute later the home stars swept up on the right, and a cross from Soye when Stewart Davidson drive in with an open goal in front of him. McKenzie was too quick for king, and got the Thistle's only point, but following upon this Edgar and Wilson both scored rather easily.