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Aberdeen 2 - 1 Buckie Thistle

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 0 Buckie Thistle

Aberdeenshire Cup Final Second Replay
Aberdeen scorers: Massie, Massie.
Buckie Thistle scorers: Stewart

03/04/1920 | KO:

Buckie Just Fail

After three attempts to settle its destination, the Aberdeenshire Cup has been retained by the Aberdeen Club. There were 8000 spectators at Pittodrie on Saturday, when in the second re-play the Aberdeen eleven defeated Buckie Thistle after a strenuous and interesting game by 2 goals 1. Aberdeen had much the better of the opening stages, but although they attacked continuously they could not beat down the fine defence put up by the Buckie team. The scoring opened fifteen minutes from the start, when Murray failed to gather a lobbed ball by W. Wylie, and before the goalkeeper could recover, Massie had the ball the net. Wright, the Aberdeen right half back, was hurt, and retired for a time, and subsequently the Thistle made strenuous efforts to equalise, and Cameron, in particular, having creditable efforts. There was a deal of mid-field play, in which neither side could claim much advantage, but of the two, the Buckie defence had the more work do.

The second period was very evenly contested, and the equalising goal obtained by Stewart for the Thistle was merited on the play that preceded it. The ball had been shot and blocked several times before the inside left, from about 18 yards, let go a fast grounder which gave Sutherland no chance. Nettled by the reverse, Aberdeen were seen to better advantage, and the visitors' goal had been frequently in danger before Massie (who was hurt the effort) headed through the winning goal. After this, Thistle were the more dangerous, and McIntosh was unfortunate to have a great shot deflected against the crossbar by Hume's head. In the closing minutes McKenzie made a great effort to save the game when he gave Sutherland considerable trouble to clear a header from McIntosh's centre.

Outstanding Players.

In a well-balanced team Buckie Thistle were well served by Murray, Nicol, Clark, McKenzie, McIntosh and Cameron, and best for Aberdeen were Sutherland, Wyllie Wright, and Wilson. The attendance and the gate which amounted £252, including tax, was a record for an Aberdeenshire Cup final, and reflected the revived interest in the event.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 5th April 1920

Buckie Thistle Teamsheet
Murray; Milne, Nicol; Carswell, Clark, Fulton; Pirie, Cameron, McKenzie, Stewart, McIntosh
Attendance: 8,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr Lewis Bain, Cullen
Next Match
20 Apr 2024 / 15:00 / Hampden Park, Glasgow