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Aberdeen 3 - 1 Bon Accord

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 1 Bon Accord

Aberdeenshire Cup Semi Final
Aberdeen scorers: Shiach, Shiach, Shiach.
Bon Accord scorers: Harvey

14/01/1905 | KO: 14:30

At Pittodrie, Aberdeen, the Aberdeen A met Bon-Accord in the semi-final of the Aberdeenshire Cup competition. There was a fair attendance of spectators. The teams were:- Aberdeen A: Barrett; Willox, Brebner; Mackie, Thompson, Robertson; Knowles, Cruikshank, Caie, Shiach, Jaffrey. Bon-Accord: Graham; Lockhart, Reid; Bell, Anderson, Hossack; Harvey, Findlay, McAuley, Gall, Young. Referee - Mister J. Baillie, St Bernards.

Bon-Accord kicked off, I and that once made for Aberdeen's goal. Harvey, however, shot behind. Caie was next prominent for Aberdeen with a good run, but he was pulled up by Reid. It was evident that the strong wind was seriously interfering with play. Aberdeen for a time had the upper hand, and a long shot by Jaffrey skimmed the cross-bar. Immediately afterwards and run shot was sent in by Mackie, which was equally well saved by the goalkeeper. The Bons, made repeated attempts to break through, but, with the wind against them, the task was too much for them. Aberdeen returned to the attack, I and, after some very judicious play on the part of Mackie, Shiach found himself in a good position to score, and, with a find kick, secured the first goal for Aberdeen. Aberdeen look like securing another point, but the Bon's goalkeeper was equal to all demands made upon him, fisting out the ball in fine style. Shortly afterwards Aberdeen secured for corners in succession, but nothing came of them. The wind increased in force, and really good play was out of the question. At this stage Aberdeen had most of the play. The Bon-Accord forwards broke away, and some good work was witnessed on their left wing. Fouls were of frequent occurrence, but the smartness of Mr. Baillie prevented any in unnecessary roughness. Young at last secured the ball, and running down the left wing and passing to the right, Harvey rushed up and scored for Bon-Accord with an unsavable shot. Immediately after Caie had a splendid run, and looked like scoring, but he was fouled close to the penalty line. The free kick, however, was easily cleared by the goalkeeper. A few minutes after the custodian again distinguished himself by saving what appeared to be a certain goal. Three times in succession he fisted out with the whole of the Aberdeen front line surrounding him. At the interval the teams were level with one goal each.

Aberdeen opened the second half in great style. The forwards rushed down the field, and Knowles sent in a shot which struck the cross-bar. Shiach caught the rebounding ball and easily defeated the goalkeeper. Within a minute from the game being restarted, the same player found himself in a fine position for scoring, I and, taking full advantage of the opportunity, registered two goals up for Aberdeen. The next noteworthy incident was a splendid run and drive by Harvey from the wing, which was cleverly fisted out by Barrett. Harvey was the most conspicuous player in the Bon-Accord front rank. Young, on the outside left for the Bon-Accord, shot hard from a few yards out. Barrett, however, cleared at the expense of a corner. The play of the "Bons" at this point was at least worth a goal. Jaffrey broke away for Aberdeen on the left wing, and cleverly outdistanced the half-backs and backs. The centred in a good position, but the ball went behind. At this time the game more strenuously contested, the Bon-Accord players being anxious to get on level terms with their opponents, but their best efforts were of no avail. Knowles and Jaffrey both had splendid runs for Aberdeen, and from one of these Knowles sent the ball right in front of Graham, who cleared to easily.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 16th January 1905

Bon Accord Teamsheet
Graham; Lockhart, Reid; Bell, Anderson, Hossack; Harvey, Findlay, McAuley, Gall, Young
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr. J. Baillie, St Bernards
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