Source: The Scotsman, 10th October 1910
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 10th October 1910
THE PLAYERS.Hampton, the old Breohin City player, is a good goalkeeper, and could not be blamed for anything that he let through on Saturday. The whole team were demoralised by the brilliancy of the home forwards. Wilson was the better of the two backs, and McNeil had the advantage in the middle line. Unfortunately for the effectiveness of the attack, Gray had to retire suffering from an old injury. Of them we saw little that impressed us, but we thought Brand a good centre, the others only being fair. On the Aberdeen side nothing but praise can be showered on the front line. It was positively brilliant during the first twenty minutes, and we are sure nothing finer has been seen on Pittodrie for many a day. The whole team worked well, and it would be unfair to give undue prominence to one more than another. The halves were also good, though Millar gave the best exhibition he has yet done. Colman, Hume, and King, did not get a lot to do, but what was their share was very well done.
CHATTY BITS.The "gate" on Saturday at Pittodrie was a record for Motherwell. We believe it reached £200. It was generally conceded that better football than that served up ou Saturday has not been witnessed for a few seasons. All the _players seem to be in excellent fettle just now, every man being in the pink of condition. Their progress, in the League this season has been unprecedented, and this is shown by the increased drawings at the hgate. Aberdeen top the League table again,and they can keep there for a while if they win on Saturday. They earned high opinions from their opponents for their fine play on Saturday. A Motherwell official was heard to remark that he had not seen finer football in any ground for many a long day. It was said, prior to Saturday, that Donald Colman usually played a poor game against his old club. This could not be urged against him on this occasion. Aliordeen A had a day off last Saturday, and enjoyed spectating at Pittodrie, where they encouraged on their seniors. Bobby Simpson was again in the Bradford team last week, but he did not get a goal, his team being beaten by 1-0. Great is the praise bestowed on Mutch for his brilliant work against Derby County. He was out to keep his record intact, and Huddersfield would have gone down badly but for his saving powers. Though Wilfrid Low got badly injured the previous week, he was able to take up his place on Saturday against Notts County, and see his side win by 2-0. Chalmers, who has figured for Clyde at centre forward, and was relegated to the A Team, has parted company with the Shawfield brigade, and gone to Woolwich Arsenal. Aberdeen University got a big walloping at Inverness, when the Caley put up a score of 8 goals to 2. At a meeting of the Aberdeenshire and District Football Association, the draws for the first round of the cup competition were made as follows: North Districts - Buckie Thistle v. Maccluff, University v. Huntly, Turriff v. Harp, and Portsoy v. Banff. Strathlene a bye. Buchan district - Fraserburgh v. Ellon, Peterhead v Fraserburgh Town, and Maud v. Peterhead Hibs. Aberdeen were granted exemption from the first two rounds. There will be some stirring ties in this competition, and Fraserburgh are hot favourites for the final. Harp have a stiff hurdle to get over at Turriff. Aberdeen's League team leaves for Kilmarnock on Friday afternoon, staying in Glasgow overnight, and going on ot Rugby Park on Saturday forenoon.
Source: Bon-Accord, 13th December 1910